IGNOU Restarts Gyandarshan Channel On DTH Cable and Web


The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said on Thursday 7th December that the telecast of its educational broadcast channel Gyan Darshan is now available through Indian Space Research Organization’s advanced communication satellite GSAT-10. Students can access the content through DTH, Cable and Web.

The schedule of the programmes which are being telecast 24 hours is available on IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in. Prof. Kapil Kumar, Director, Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC) has sought the cooperation of all cable operators and DTH operators in making these programmes available on the cable networks.

He added that these programmes are also beneficial for students of the formal education system and also available world over through webcasting from 11 am to 5 pm.

Professor S B Arora, Vice Chancellor (Acting), IGNOU, described the re-start of Gyan Darshan as a major achievement and expressed his gratitude to the ministries of communication, I&B and MHRD along with ISRO and Prasar Bharti for the cooperation extended by them in this regard.

About Gyandarshan channel:

  • It is an educational channel which carries programmes on IGNOU’s courses, general awareness programmes, and interactive sessions with subject experts and scholars besides promoting nationalism, harmony and peace
  • Its down link frequency is 3831 MHz with LNB frequency 5150 MHz and the symbol rate is 7200 SPS with vertical polarity
  • The channel is available free of cost and it is a “must carry channel for all Cable/TV/ DTH and IPTV operators
  • Gyanvani Radio channel is already serving the students through FM stations in the country and through webcasting all over the world.

Source:Official IGNOU Site