Pune: Taking the help of technological advances, Pune office of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started FM radio Gyan Vani, Pune, from July 1.
This educational FM radio network will provide programmes covering different aspects and levels of education including primary and secondary education, adult education, technical and vocational education, higher education and extension education has started for the learners of Pune city and the adjoining areas.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Ministry of Communications, Government of India have given the licence to IGNOU for running 37 FM stations in the country for the sole purpose of educational broadcasting. Under Pune region of IGNOU, the Gyan Vani will function at Aurangabad and Pune.
Gyan Vani will broadcast only education and development programmes at 105.6 MHz, through Aakashwani (All India Radio). The need-based educational radio programmes, both live and recorded, are being developed with the help of expertise available in the country.
“At the moment the programmes of Gyan Vani, Delhi will be broadcast every day from 8 am to 8 pm. The monthly schedule of Gyan Vani programmes get uploaded on the website at
http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/bulletinboard/announcements/latest/detail/G..., said the press release.
There will be live Interactive Radio Counselling (IRC) sessions. During the live IRC, the learners interact/ask questions to the experts at the Gyan Vani studio on the telephone (toll-free number: 1800112347, general number: 011 - 29533103). They can interact through chat at the email ID firstname.lastname@example.org. Gyandhara is an internet audio counselling service offered by IGNOU.
There is a need to install Puffin Browser to access Gyandhara through a mobile device,” it added. “Gyan Vani, Aurangabad has started functioning from March 30, 2018, broadcasting educational programmes and live interactive radio counselling programmes for students of Aurangabad and the adjoining towns,” it said.