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School education through DTH, extends to Tata sky and Airtel 

Updated: April 9, 2020 6:32 pm

On the request of Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Minister for HRD and Prakash Javadekar, Minister of I&B, Tata Sky and Airtel DTH operators have agreed to air three Swayam Prabha DTH channels.These channels were available earlier only on DD-DTH,Dish TV and Jio TV App. Now a student anywhere in India can request, DTH ‘Service Provider’ for these channels without any extra cost as these are free to air channels. The learners can continue their education and learning even sitting at home in this difficult situation arisen due to unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19.

The channel number in different DTH service providers are as follows:

In Airtel TV: Channel # 437, Channel # 438 & Channel #439


In vmVideocon: Channel # 475, Channel # 476, Channel # 477


In Tata sky: Channel # 756 which pops up window for Swayamprabha DTH channels.


In Dish TV: Channel # 946, Channel # 947, Channel #949, Channel # 950


The learners can watch the lesson based educational programs on these DTH Channels and NIOS YouTube channel 6 hours of recorded broadcast from 7.00AM to 1.00PM followed by 6 hours of Live session from 1.00PM to 7.00PM with four different subject experts for one and half hour session each. Learners can ask questions directly to the subject experts from their home through phone call on the number displayed during Live session and through ‘Student Portal’ of NIOS web site directly in live telecast.

Also to facilitate student studies during COVID-19 panndemic, NIOS has made excellent innovations in telecast of Live session through Skype in joint association with KVS, NVS and CBSE & NCERT through Swayam Prabha DTH Channel Panini (#27), Channel Sharda (#28) of NIOS and Channel Kishore Manch (#31) of NCERT.  Now, the subject experts are able to connect for the Live telecast of SWAYAMPRABHA through the SKYPE from their home.

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