School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad inaugurated three television channels on Jio TV platform and a radio channel on Jio Saavn. The minster said this is dedicated for the educational programs for the children across the state.
This has come into effect after the department decided to partner with other private platforms to meets the education needs. One channel will be exclusively given for the Class 12 science stream. This channel is named as ‘Gyanganga’. The other two will be dedicated to English (‘Aamhi ingraji shikto (We learn English)’) and Marathi for Class X students.
Three channels will witness six hours of educational content. The content will be re-telecasted for the next 18 hours. The schedule is displayed in the website: http://www.maa.ac.in.
The government also plans to launch more channels for class 10 students studying in Urdu medium schools as well as class VIII and IX students of Marathi, English and Urdu medium schools. Sooner the channels for other classes will also be launched.
The Minister notified that around 4.3 Jio phone users is set to benefit with this initiative. The students will be able to view all the shows at once during a particular week. Furthermore, all the Jio SIM card bearers will be receiving a class-wise and medium-wise e-book through Jio chat. The education department further requested the Airtel and Vodafone mobile operators to broadcast the e-content in the platform run by them.
The radio channel too will be broadcasting the audio books for Class VIII to X. However, the students will have to bear the cost for the data packs.