Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 2nd July has given its nod to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education to provide technical assistance for satellite TV classrooms in the country.
This initiative is being taken to bridge the learning gap due to Covid-19 pandemic.
ISRO scientists attended a meeting and made a detailed presentation about the proposed satellite TV classroom for students before the officials of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and Doordarshan.
Concurrently, ISRO scientists has emphasized that the organization is ready to provide satellite rights to states for satellite TV classrooms but asked whether the "States will be willing to use the technology."
Last month, the parliamentary panel led by Vinay Sahastrabuddhe had approached ISRO scientists and want them to provide technical assistants to set up satellite TV classrooms for students who reported a learning gap in the school syllabus which has occurred due to Covid-19 induced restrictions.
Senior officials of five states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Telangana and Arunachal Pradesh and Education secretaries also attended the parliamentary panel meeting.
According to the parliament sources, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are planning to reopen schools for classes from 10 and 12 in the coming days and they have prepared a statement of purpose.
The Committee will explore satellite TV classrooms that will broadcast school based educational programs.
And, students can take advantage of it in clump classrooms and the issue of smartphones and data connectivity can be resolved especially in the rural areas.