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Victers Details

Updated technical information of ViCTERS educational channel

Satellite       - INSAT 4CR
Position      - 74 degree East
Azimuth      - 190 degree
Frequency  - 11667 MHz
Polarisation- Vertical
Symbol rate- 3000 KSPS
Band           - KU

 

ViCTERS
India's epoch making first broadband network on EDUSAT for schools ViCTERS (Virtual ClassroomTechnology on Edusat for Rural Schools) - inaugurated by H.E. A P J Abdul Kalam the President of India on 28th July, 2005 in Thiruvananthapuram has revolutionized classrooms through interactive IP based technology. Kerala has since demonstrated how EDUSAT could be used to successfully empower teachers. The scheme which is being executed by IT@School Project of Government of Kerala, is mainly intended to meet the demand for an Interactive Satellite based Distance Education system for the country. It strongly reflects India's commitment to use space technology for national development, especially for the development of the population in remote and rural locations. ViCTERS offers interactive virtual classrooms that enable the school students as well as the teachers to directly communicate with the subject experts and educationists. It also ensures the dissemination of high quality education to the students and teachers from the original source.

ViCTERS has two modes of operation - the interactive mode and non interactive mode.
Interactive mode of ViCTERS is used for video conferencing and other such educational training purposes. Being India's broadband first interactive network for school, the interactive mode is equipped with 116 Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs). The main users of the facility under Thiruvananthapuram Hub are IT@School Project, Directorate of Collegiate Education, Directorate of Technical Education, CDAC, SSA, Directorate of IT Lakshwadeep & CIMR.

The non interactive mode of ViCTERS is the complete educational channel, first of its kind in the country, which was officially inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. V.S Achuthananthan on 3rd August 2006. The channel which is telecast for 17 hours a day from 6 AM to 11 PM , is unique in the sense that it caters to students & teachers on a need based manner, and programs are aired on demand, sensitive to school curriculum and even timetable. The channel reaches out to as many as 12,500 schools and about 50 lakhs children and covers almost entire households in the State.

Target Group

Entire educational community including teachers, students and parents

Infrastructure

The Studio complex of ViCTERS was inaugurated on 10th February 2009 by Hon. Chairman of ISRO, Padmasree Dr.Madhavan Nair. Hon.Minister for Education, Shri.M.A.Baby presided over the function. The uplinking station and the state of art studio facility are located at the State Project Office premises of IT@School Project at Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram. The Studio complex is equipped with modern post production units including Edit Suites, Graphic & Animation, Playout station etc. ViCTERS is the only complete educational channel of the State which telecast programmes of educational value, general awareness programmes and content on general interest and is fast becoming the most sought channel by students, parents, teachers and general public. ViCTERS telecast specific curriculum based programmes, regional, national and international programmes on education especially on Science and Technology. The channel is now available throughout the State through local cable and DTH networks, Receive Only Terminals and also via Live through internet at www.victers.itschool.gov.in, enabling the students, teachers and general public to watch the channel ‘LIVE' through internet from any part of the world.

Various programmes telecast through ViCTERS are as follows;
• Padanakauthukam, Shastrakauthukam educational programmes
• Examination oriented programme for SSLC and Plus 2 level
• Shasthramuthukal (Science programmes).
• Vazhikaatti ( produced by State Institute of Educational Technology)
• Ormayile Malayalam ( Specific datewise regional programme)
• Kerala Sree ( Produced by Department of Information & Public Relations, GOK
• Deutsche Welle Time ( DW Programme)
• Pusthakangalkkoppam ( Introducing various Books)
• Haritha Vidhyalayam (Educational reality show for schools)
• Kadhaparayum Neram (Story telling time)
• Mozhimuthukal ( Detailing famous quotes)
• Drishya paadam ( produced by State Open School)
• Naadavismayam ( Introducing Musical instruments and symphonies)
• Innalekalile Innu ( Yesterday - Today)
• Samrakshithasmaarakangal ( Protected monuments)
• Gaanamayooram ( Familiarisng patriotic songs)
• Great Teachers ( Familiarising famous and renouned teachers)
• Career After 12th
• Kalothsavam (State School Youth Festival)
• IT for All ( Technology outlook programme for students and public)
• Inspire ( career guidance programme)
• Chithrashala ( film based programme)
• MAT (talent time Special)
• Educational News
• Anukalikam ( Weekly cultural news programme)
• Sasthra lokam (Weekly science based programme)
• Shasthra naadakam ( Weekly science based programme)
• BBC TIME (BBC Programme)
• NFDC film (Classic films produced by National Film Development Corporation)
• Weekend (Weekly global news)
• Vibgyor (subject related programme)
• Adhithiyodothu Alpaneram (Interaction with a renowned personality)
• Tomorrow Today (DW Programme)
• Beyond the text ( text based programme)
• Global Three Thousand (DW Programme)
• Magic fingers ( tricks and plays on magic)
• .....and many more