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E-Learning Channels To Promote E-Learning by Swayam Prabha

Posted on 11 Jul, 2020 By Admin


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has recently launched a unique e-learning digital subscription programme by the name of SWAYAM Prabha. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance and improve the learning and studying capacity of students by bringing education with entertainment. By the help of various DTH channels, the noble initiative aims to upgrade the learning skills of maximum students. The class wise study material is basically telecasted through these E-classes in the form of informative educational programmes which runs 24x7 for the students to make their stay at home period beneficial during the nationwide lockdown.

Through this blog by Edten, you will get an idea about the benefits of subscribing and learning by means of SWAYAM Prabha DTH channels, how it functions, and how SWAYAM Prabha affects students.

What is SWAYAM Prabha?

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' made a crucial decision to launch e-learning in view of the ongoing lockdown for the students on SWAYAM Prabha DTH channels. Through this scheme students can access fresh study content daily for 4 hours on SWAYAM Prabha DTH channels. Also, they can watch the repeat telecast of the same, 5 more times in a day, allowing students to choose their study time as per their convenience. As of now, SWAYAM Prabha will be aired only in selected states of India but will soon be launched pan India.  

Taking the present covind19 outbreak scenario into consideration, this initiative is launched to compensate the loss of students in studies. It is believed that through an interactive medium, students can stay connected and resume their studies.

Through the GSAT-15 satellite, a total of 32 DTH channels are currently being telecasted under SWAYAM Prabha subscription initiative. All major educational institutes such as NPTEL, IITs, NCERT, UGC, CEC, IGNOU and NIOS are the content partners of SWAYAM Prabha. The responsibility of maintaining SWAYAM Prabha web portal lies with INFLIBNET.

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Who will benefit from SWAYAM Prabha e-classes?

Students benefiting through SWAYAM Prabha subscription are as under:

1.    Senior Secondary students (9-12 class): 

The objective of SWAYAM Prabha E-classes is not just to groom younger students of primary classes but it also holds modules to educate students of higher classes in school.

The study content is designed in order to provide students with proper guidance to secure their future by achieving detailed knowledge of all subjects and acquiring needful information about all career opportunities in the future.

2.    Students belonging to higher education level: 

The DTH SWAYAM Prabha e-classes will provide an informative structured curriculum-based course and  contents for postgraduates and under-graduate level learners. Students belonging from different disciplines such as science, performing arts, arts, commerce, social sciences and humanities, engineering, law, medicine,  technology, agriculture, etc can also access the required content of their respective fields through SWAYAM Prabha channels. These training aids will not only help the student to study for curriculum syllabus but also prepare for the competitive exams to seek admission in professional degree courses.

There are different curriculum-based courses for learners to study and gain knowledge about various practical daily life problems. The purpose of these courses is to make students mentally prepared for the real-life problems which students may face in their future and meet the life-long needs of the learners

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Why subscribe to SWAYAM Prabha?

SWAYAM Prabha initiative is a revolutionary initiative to teach all dedicated learners and students through the DTH subscription: -

Free Subscription – The SWAYAM Prabha e-learning platform is absolutely free to subscribe. All a student needs to do is contact their DTH service provider and they will make all the 32 specified channels available for students.

Updated Content – New study content will be made available to all students belonging from different academic backgrounds, everyday for 4 hours dedicated to each subject separately, through the DTH channels

Hassle Free classes – The study material which is being telecasted on the Elearning channel SWAYAM Prabha will be available 24x7 for the students. Out of which new content will be covered in 4 hours and repeat telecast of the previous content will be telecasted 5 times in the remaining time. Students can plan their studying schedule and can choose their time of learning as per their convenience. 

Students can take reference from the program schedule to pick and choose their preferred time of the program as per their suitability. Subscribe to SWAYAM Prabha now.

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SWAYAM Prabha – List of Channels


Channel No.

Channel Name


Channel 01: VAGEESH: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 1, Language and Literature


Channel 02: SANSKRITI: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 2, Arts, History, Philosophy and related Subjects


Channel 03: PRABODH: CEC/UGC: Social Science -1, Sociology, Political Science and related subjects


Channel 04: SAARASWAT: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 2, Education, Psychology, Home Science and related subjects


Channel 05: PRABANDHAN: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 3, Management, Library Science, Information Science and related subjects


Channel 06: VIDHIK: CEC/UGC: Social Science - 4, Law, Legal Studies, Human Rights and related subjects


Channel 07: KAUTILYA: CEC/UGC: Economics, Commerce and Finance


Channel 08: ARYABHATT: CEC/UGC: Physical sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related Subjects


Channel 09: SPANDAN: CEC/UGC: Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and related subjects


Channel 10: DAKSH: CEC/UGC: Applied Sciences, Allied Physical and Chemical sciences and related subjects


Channel 11: NPTEL: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and related Subjects


Channel 12: NPTEL: Civil Engineering and related subjects


Channel 13: NPTEL: Computer Science and Engineering


Channel 14: NPTEL: Electrical engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related subjects


Channel 15: NPTEL: Engineering Sciences and general subjects for engineering


Channel 16: NPTEL: Humanities, Social Sciences and Management


Channel 17: NPTEL: Mechanical Engineering and related subjects


Channel 18: NPTEL: Mathematics, Physics, Metallurgy and related subjects


Channel 19: IIT PAL: Biology


Channel 20: IIT PAL: Chemistry


Channel 21: IIT PAL: Mathematics


Channel 22: IIT PAL: Physics


Channel 23: IGNOU: Liberal Arts and Humanities


Channel 24: IGNOU: Agriculture, Vocational and Allied Sciences


Channel 25: NIOS: D.El.Ed (Regional Language)


Channel 26: IGNOU: State Open Universities’ programs


Channel 27: NIOS: Secondary School Education


Channel 28: NIOS: Higher Secondary School Education


Channel 29: UGC-INFLIBNET (PG Subject's & YOGA)


Channel 30: NIOS: Gyanamrit


Channel 31: NCERT: School and Teacher Education


Channel 32: IGNOU and NIOS: Teacher Education



Considering the major loss of students in studies due to lockdown in this global covid19 pandemic, it a truly commendable step of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to provide required resources and educate students as per their field of interests on such a large scale in the form of Elearning channel SWAYAM Prabha. With SWAYAM Prabha e-learning platform, students can access their respective TV channel from any part of the country and as the subscription is free of cost, it is expected that students from all economic backgrounds will actively take part by learning something new and make the initiative successful by their participation.



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