ISRO Online e-Learning Centre

ISRO Online e-Learning Centre

The integration of satellite technology and education has yielded rich rewards socially, culturally and economically. Nagaji Educational Empire campus is well connected to the world of knowledge by our prestigious satellite networks. Its high bandwidth satellite networks have made NEE a fully interactive, multimedia capable, multi-disciplinary virtual Learning centre without geographical barriers.

NEE-ISRO e-Learning Initiative

NEE has the unique distinction of being the leading group of institutions fully interactive, multidisciplinary, multi-media, virtual campus without geographical limitations linking all its campuses. The satellite network for education and research that links all the campuses has been enabled through a unique Public-Private-Academia Partnership linking the core competences of NEE and ISRO. Indian Space Research Organization has pioneered the use of front line space based communication technologies in the field of education and development. ISRO launched EDUSAT, a satellite meant exclusively for education sector, on September 20, 2004. Cadence Design Systems, one of the largest Electronic Design and Automation (EDA) companies in the world is a leading technology partner in this venture.

The satellite network has facilitated leading experts from around the world like Dr. Madhavan Nair, ISRO Chairman; Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder of Infosys Technologies; Dr. Bharat Jayaraman, Chair of Computer Science, State University or New York, Buffalo, USA; Tata Consultancy Services CEO, Mr. S. Ramadorai; Mr. A. Bhaskarnarayana, Indian National Satellite System, ISRO, Bangalore; Mr. J. Murali, JMD of the Hindu; Mr. Swapan Dasgupta, noted columnist and TV personality and Intel India Chief, Mr. Ketan Sampath to have academic interaction Live from a single Center to students, academicians and researchers directly to their campuses.

In a closer view, the satellite-based interactive narrow casting network has two-way video and audio facility. The network is capable of data transfer from the teaching end to the remote classrooms. The data includes lecture notes, courseware, presentation material, exercises etc. The teaching end consists of a small studio and an uplink earth station. The studio, which originates live or recorded lectures, is linked to the uplink earth station. The lectures (visual images and the audio signal) are transmitted to the satellite from where they are beamed back to earth covering a large geographical area. At the receiving end, the live lectures are received at classrooms called virtual classrooms or e-learning studios. The students can interact with the subject expert at the teaching end through a voice link via satellite. The question and the subject expert's response to the question can be heard live in all classrooms.