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Gyan Darshan
Updated on 06 Aug, 2024

Gyan Darshan (GD) channel is a major milestone in the field of Educational Television in India. It is a joint venture of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I & B Ministry), Prasar Bharati and IGNOU serving as the nodal agency. Launched in the year 2000, GD is a 24-hour educational channel which offers the best of educational programmes covering a variety of subjects and catering to a wide range of viewers. These include pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary students, college/university students, youth seeking career opportunities, homemakers and working professionals. The software is pooled from various educational Institutions and Development Organisations. GD conducts two hours of live interactive sessions every day to build interactivity in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system. Teachers/Resource persons and IGNOU Regional Center functionaries interact for academic and administrative matters with students. Induction Programmes for new students and convocations for graduating students are also conducted live through Teleconferencing every year.

Gyan Drashan is also available on webcast, thus extending the reach of IGNOU programmes to audiences world over. The Gyan Darshan telecast is also beneficial for students of the formal education system and the viewers can access Gyan Darshan on IGNOU’s website https://www.ignouonline.ac.in/gyandarshan/. As Gyan Darshan Channel is must carry channel as per the Government of India Gazette notification, a number of private DTH/Cable Operators carries Gyan Darshan in their Bouquets. Gyan Darshan is now part of Swayam Prabha and can be watched on MHRD Channel no.25.

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[Updated on 22-May-2024]