High-profile panel formed to focus on DTH channel

High-profile panel formed to focus on DTH channel

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: In an academic year hit by the pandemic COVID- 19, the Union HRD ministry along with higher education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is planning to soon bring out a niche DTH channel that would focus on honing the entrepreneurial skills of youth while keeping them abreast with the latest innovations.

And to develop the concept for this platform, the AICTE has formed a high-profile nine-member panel headed by former Prasar Bharati chief A Surya Prakash. The panel includes several leading media persons, entrepreneurs and educationists.

The move comes at a time when the Centre is increasingly looking towards the DTH and radio modes to meet education challenges including overcoming the digital divide.

According to details accessed by HT, the AICTE has formed the advisory committee which includes AICTE chief Anil Sahasrabuddhe as co-chairman, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, education portal Upgrade chairman Ronnie Screwvala, Times Now Editor in Chief Rahul Shivshankar, Rakesh Khar, Editor with the Network 18 group and Alok Agarwal, Managing Partner of The Growth Labs. Among others, Alok Nath Jha, a consultant with DD’s Kisan channel is another panel member while Abhay Jere, HRD ministry’s Chief Innovation Officer is the convenor of this high profile group.

According to a senior AICTE official, the panel is expected to begin its week from next week itself.

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