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About -- EDUSAT

Punjab Edusat Society ( District Amritsar )

The Govt. of Punjab has set up Punjab Edusat Society for providing quality education to the Govt. educational institutions of Deptt of School Education, Higher Education, Technical Education and Medical Education. The Edusat network was dedicated to the State on 02.01.2008 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Punjab. Punjab Edusat Society has set up one Hub and three studios in the premises of Punjab School Education Board from where independent programmes of Higher Education as well as Technical Education are being broadcast. All the three studios have been equipped with the State of the Art equipment and peripherals.

The present status of Edusat network is given here under :-

  • 39 educational institutions are being covered under Edusat network. The institutions with Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) (01) cover Medical & Dental Colleges (01), Higher Education (02), Technical Education (05) and Department of School Education (30).
  • 29 Receive Only Terminals (ROTs) were provided in the Govt. Sr. Sec. Schools of State having Humanities Group in the year 2009
  • In expansion phase, 174 more Govt. Sr. Sec. Schools (Humanities Group) and Govt. High Schools are being covered with ROT facility
  • 195 Edusat Computer Libraries (E-Libs) are being established in Govt. Sr. Sec. and High Schools to help the students and subject teachers to view the Edusat and CAL multimedia content  These libraries are also being shared by ICT project for providing computer education in place of 1st Phase of computer labs.
  • 67 portable Gensets have been provided to the govt. institutions to meet the power failures. POL cost was also provided for their running.
  • The special programmes for Science students for preparation of competitive Exams, Soft Skills Development Programme, Career Counseling and training programmes for teachers are telecast along with regular courses for 8th to 12th class students throughout the State for the Department of School Education.
  • Daily 7-8 lectures on all working days are delivered by Deptt. of School Education, 5 lectures by Deptt. of Technical Education, 2 lectures by Deptt. of Higher Education and 1 lecture by Deptt. Of Medical Education.
  • This year also the Programme on preparation for Competitive exams for Medical and Non-Medical students was also imparted as a Crash Course by hiring the faculty of M/s Gyan Sewa Trust. Students were enrolled for this programme.
  • The training to English lecturers was imparted through Edusat Network under Soft Skill Development Programme which was highly appreciated by the teachers. The soft skill programme for the students of 11th class has been started in this academic year i.e 2013-14.