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Objectives :
To improve the quality of education at the elementary level by.

  • Using innovative, pedagogy-based & technology-based tools in the classroom and teacher training.
  • Fostering state-level systems that sustain the use of the tool

Features of DEP in the State of Karnataka

  • Unique interventions that specifically target dual audience viz. teachers and students.
  • Programmes are focused on pedagogical principles like child-centered learning, critical thinking and cognitive and emotional development.
    • Ensure active learning through well designed program activities and multiple. Technologies for Teaching and Learning.
    • Innovative teacher Training programs
    • Development and adaptation of appropriate teaching learning materials, complementing the lessons with games, activities etc.
    • Emphasizing the need for making learning a joyful experience.
    • Orientation of parents, community and local NGOs on the need for creating a conductive atmosphere for learning.

The programme aims to:

  • Bring in quality improvement in classroom transaction.
  • Make learning child centered, interesting & motivating.
  • Supplement class room teaching with audio-visual support.
  • Take the children through real life situations
  • Ensure that hard spots in every subject are easily understood by the children.
  • Provide additional inputs in non-curricular areas for the overall development of children.
  • Encourage teacher to develop Teaching Learning Materials and use them effectively in the class room.


Primary Education plays a vital role in the all-round development of the child. To give basic education to the child there should be a child friendly atmosphere in the school. To impart effective learning to child and also for universalization of the primary education, Department has planned different curricular activities. One among these activities which is supportive and innovative to learning is EDUSAT programme.

[EDUSAT is an educational programme through Satellite. The Primary Education project in Distance mode is being implemented in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Government of Karnataka (GOK) and various other agencies. Studio, Hub and up linking facilities have been set up at Department of Sate Educational Research and Training (DSERT), Bangalore. EDUSAT programme was launched as a pilot Project in 885 Primary Schools of Chamarajnagar in 2004-05.  

EDUSAT  programme is now operational in 885 elementary schools in  Chamarajanagar, 885 elementary schools in Gulbarga, 406 elementary Schools in Bangalore Rural & 427 elementary schools in Ramanagar which covers 3,90,000 children, 1000 teachers and 2,000 educational functionaries.

Materials have been provided by ISRO to elementary schools to run the EDUSAT project.

Edusat Video Transmssion Mannual

Radio Programs

The programme aims at quality improvement in teaching in primary schools, through empowerment of our teachers to use popular media in academic work and enable them to teach using innovative teaching methods using music, use of sound effects and dramatization of lessons to sustain the interest of the child in learning.

IRI Programme was stated in the year 2000-01 Under DPEP with help of distance education learning. From 2005-06 the broad cast programme was extended to children of class from 1 to 8th. DSERT with the help of expert teachers prepares Radio Lessons Based on the text books as well as new information, experience in a new technology.

DSERT will prepare time table for IRI programme and distribute to all the schools. The IRI Programme is related to the subject namely Kannada, English, Max, Science & social studies. The Radio lessons will be broad casted from all the 13 AIR stations at a time.(Gulbarga, Raichur, Darwad, Bhadravathi, Chithradhurga, Mangalore, Hassan, Madiceri, Bangalore, Mysore, Hospet, Karwar and Bijapur.)

Objectives of the Radio Lessons:

  • To break the monotony in class room transaction.
  • To motivate the child towards better learning.
  • To use popular electronic media effectively in classroom transactions.
  • To provide additional resource material for teachers.
  • To improve the equality of the child’s learning.
  • To improve enrolment as it also provides some entertainment for the child.
  • To reach the maximum number of children and teachers through lessons prepared by experts in the field.
  • To make learning joyful for the child.

Teachers’ Hand Books:
The teachers hand books published by DSERT contains the following details to enable the teacher to use the lessons effectively in his teaching.

  • An annual time table giving the exact date when a particular lesson will be broadcast.
  • The objectives of each radio lesson.
  • The scope of the lesson.
  • Pre broadcast activities which the teacher can undertake to motivate the children.
  • Learning points in the lesson.
  • Post broadcast activities.

The 3 Radio Programmes Broad Casted are as follows.


Name of the Programme

Subjects covered

Broadcast timings

No.of Programmes


Chinnara Chukki

Kannada, English, Environmental Science

02-35pm to 03-05pm from Monday to Friday



Chukki Chinna

Kannada, English, Mathematics, Social Science

12-00 noon to 12.30pm from Monday to Friday




Kannada, English, Mathematics, General Science and Social Science

11-30am to 12.00 noon from Monday to Friday


Apart from the above programme the following Radio Programme are also broadcasted.

  • Radio and T.V phone-in-Programme.
    • Department officials and experts are interacting with teachers, parents and community members through Radio and T.V on various programme and schemes of the Department.

 Radio Programme Time table.

Name of the programme



Shikshna Sancayana

Every Wednesday

7.15 AM -7.30 AM

Shikshna Samvada               (Live Programme)

Every Second Thursday

9.30 PM - 10.30 PM

Total No. of phone-in-programmes in 2012 -13- 10 programmes
Total No. of Sarva Shik shana Sanchalan-43 programmes.

Chinnara Chukki Interactive Radio Programmes Class 1 & 2.

Chinnara Chukki Interactive Radio Programmes Class 4 & 5.

Chinnara Chukki Interactive Radio Programmes Class 6 to 8.


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