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SWAYAM PRABHA
Updated on 31 Dec, 2021


 
IGNOU was entrusted with the responsibility of national coordinator for five channels of SWAYAM PRABHA, the DTH channel initiative of Government of India. SWAYAM PRABHA project has been housed in COE for operational purposes since August 2, 2016 vide Office Order No. 354 issued by Academic Coordination Division. IGNOU had been allotted five channels viz-a-viz Channel 23: Liberal Arts and Humanities; Channel 24: Agriculture (Vocational) and Allied Sciences; Channel 25: Gyandarshan; Channel 26: State Open Universities (SOU) and Channel 32: Teacher Education- Vagda (jointly with NIOS).
 
COE had been coordinating the running of these channels with Channel coordinators, BISAG, INFLIBNET, MHRD and for production of videos, scheduling and management of these channels. Channel 25 (earlier known as Culture channel) is being operated by IGNOU as Gyandarshan Channel of IGNOU since 01st April 2019
 
The channels subscribers and their views of the channels are given below:
S.No
Channel No. & Name
YouTube Subscribers
/ views Details
As on 23-April-2020
 
1
Channel- 23: Liberal Arts and Humanities
1.66K subscribers
/ 60,560 views
2.
Channel-24: Agriculture and Vocational Learning
5.76K subscribers
/ 3,09,070 views
3.
Channel-25: Culture
1.76K subscribers
/ 82,190 views
4.
Channel-26: State Open Universities (SOUs)
11.9K subscribers
/
4,693,260 views
5.
Channel 32: VAGADA
(Teacher Education)
15.7K subscribers
/ 8,64,401 views
 
A Social Media (SM) Group for SWAYAM PRABHA has been created as per directions of MHRD. IGNOU SM team created account on Twitter and Facebook. The team is managing and regularly updating the Twitter and Facebook and also sharing information through WhatsApp group.
As approved by Competent Authority, the reorganization of SWAYAM PRABHA channels (four) re-allocated to IGNOU (CH-17 to 20) with effect from September 01, 2020 , in place of earlier five channels (Ch.23-26 and Ch-32) was done.These four channels are catering to 21 schools of IGNOU and channels are broadcasting the recorded videos as well as LIVE telecasting of IGNOU programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite.  The details of reorganization of the four Channels covering the Schools of Studies and Disciplines and their Channel Coordinator(s) are provided on the  revised notification link given below--
The channels subscribers and their views are given below as on 20th October 2020
S.No
Channel No. & Name
YouTube Subscribers
/ views Details
As on 20-OCT-2020
 
1
Channel - 17: Social Sciences and Humanities
2.27 K subscribers
/ 80, 359 views
2.
Channel -18: Basic and Applied Sciences
7.15 K subscribers
/382,238 views
3.
Channel -19: Professional and Vocational Education
 
1.98 K subscribers
/95,419 views
4.
Channel -20: State Open Universities (SOUs) and Teacher Education
14.7 K subscribers
                                 / 55,79,536 views