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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unexpected public health emergency in the years 2020-21, affecting almost all governments and territories around the world. 

The pandemic has caused major difficulties in daily life, including closing schools.

It has an impact on over 240 million school-aged children in our country. School closures for an extended period may lead to a loss of learning.

Therefore the educational department of India has taken several initiatives for these difficulties.

The government has launched various online courses, TV channels, radio, podcasts, etc to overcome this.

Here in this post, we will see one of the initiatives about PM eVidya 2022 online learning platform TV channel for classes 1 to 12.

And we also know How to learn and take lectures/ online courses from our TV using Diksha QR Code e-Content.

What Are the eVidya Scheme and 12 learning DTH TV Channels?

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To offset the pandemic’s impact, schools will need to not only remodel and re-imagine how teaching and learning have been done in the past.

But also develop a proper approach to delivering excellent education through a reasonable balance of schooling at home and learning at school.

The Educational Department has taken many steps to ensure that school-aged children do not fall behind in their academics as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

And one of them is a comprehensive initiative for using technology with equity, called Pradhan Mantri eVIDYA, which has been launched as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Programme.

Which coordinates all initiatives linked to digital/online/on-air education to offer multi-mode access to education.

You may think that all educational content is available completely for free on YouTube then why eVidya program runs on TV?

But many kids across the country do not have an internet connection. Swayam Prabha DTH channel will be launched to impart education to all of those pupils.

Under this strategy, the government would also launch 12 other comparable channels. A Diksha portal, which has included e-content and QR code printed books for all classes, has also been deployed.

The PM eVidya initiative is providing 12 TV channels for classes 1 to 12. So that students can learn all subjects direct from their TVs.


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One of PM eVidya’s key initiatives is the creation of 12 eVidya TV Channels based on the One Class-One Channel model for classes 1 to 12 to broadcast educational programming relevant to those classes.

The 12 eVidya DTH channels are especially beneficial to students in rural locations where reliable internet access is unavailable.

These stations broadcast curriculum-based educational programming created by NCERT and other organizations such as CBSE, KVS, NIOS, Rotary, and others.

Both Hindi and English have been used to create the video content. These video clips are accompanied by QR codes that, when scanned with the DIKSHA mobile app, direct viewers to the same content on the DIKSHA web.

Every class of students from 1 to 12 are getting individual eVidya Channel. 
The content is available for both Hindi and English Medium. 
These videos has accompined with QR codes, that is scanned with DIKSHA mobile application.

Key Highlights Of the PM eVIDYA Program

Name of InitiativePM eVIDYA Program
Launched byGovernment of India
Launched on30 May 2020
ObjectiveProvide free eContent for learning

What Are the Various Components of the PM eVidya Scheme?

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Each of the following components is being created in such a way that the same e-content that is available in one digital model is also available in others.

PM e-Vidya has the following components:


DIKSHA stands for Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing. This platform is also a program in Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 3.0.

DIKSHA- ‘one nation one digital platform’ for school education, on which 35 states and UTs have their vertical in addition to NCERT, CBSE, and NIOS.

DIKSHA is available as a web portal and a mobile application. It contains e-learning content in 31 Indian languages for students in grades 1 to 12.

It also includes courses for teacher capacity training that have been uploaded by the states and the centre in a variety of languages. DIKSHA currently has 100,000 or more pieces of e-content.

One class, one TV channel – Swayam Prabha

Swayam Prabha DTH channels assist and reach out to students who do not have an internet connection.

Under the Ministry Of Education, there is a total of 32 broadcasting channels for providing high-quality educational videos or lectures.

And under eVidya, 12 TV channels are providing these facilities.

E-content for Open School(NIOS)

The Government of India established the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in 1989.

The program’s goal is to provide education to students who are unable to attend traditional schools (for any other reason) with the same educational opportunities as those who do.

NIOS has also begun broadcasting a daily 8-hour live programme on Pradhan Mantri eVidya channels for classes 10 and 12.

It is to provide ongoing learning support for learners at the secondary and senior secondary levels, including Vocational Courses and content based on Indian Sign Language.

On the SWAYAM portal, online MOOC courses related to NIOS (open schooling grades 9 to 12) are available.

Extensive use of Radio, Community radio and podcast

For children in distant locations who do not have access to the internet, radio broadcasting is used.

NCERT creates high-quality audio/radio programmes that include effective media treatment, such as appropriate music and sound effects, as well as the engagement of qualified and skilled artists with a strong media reputation.

The majority of these radio shows are produced in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and Urdu.

These programmes are divided into two categories:

  • Curriculum-based audio programmes for grades 1 to 8, and
  • Programs for enrichment, infotainment, and edutainment.

E-content for visually and hearing-impaired students

One DTH channel is dedicated to hearing-impaired pupils who use sign language.

Study materials in the DAISY and sign language have been produced for visually and hearing-impaired students and both are available on the NIOS website/YouTube.

On DIKSHA, 55 NCERT textbooks in audio format from various grades have been uploaded. Further, NIOS has submitted 82 sign language videos for CWSN to the DIKSHA platform.

25 NCERT textbooks have been converted into DAISY format, largely in English and Hindi, and 10 videos for CWSN from CIET have been uploaded on the DIKSHA portal.

What Are the Benefits Of the PM eVIDYA Scheme For Children

These are the following benefits of using the eVidya program or Diksha

100% Free Learning

This platform provides you with online class lectures completely for free. Diksha App provides pre-recorded high-quality videos from classes 1 to 12.

Here are available videos for all subjects and chapters.

And for those students who do not have an internet connection, they can also continue with 12 eVidya TV channels.

High-Quality Video Lectures

Students can get high-quality lectures video. Subject Experts have created all these lectures. These video lectures include visuals and animation therefore students can get more engaging, easy-to-understand learning.

Learn Anytime

Since all video lectures are pre-recorded that you can see these on your mobile phone using Diksha App anytime. You can also download these lectures to see offline.

And the lectures telecasted on TV channels also have repeat telecasts. So if you couldn’t attend the lectures on Time you can attend them on Repeat Telecast.

Teachers and parents can learn

On this platform, there are various documents, books and videos using it teachers can also enhance their teaching skills.

I think teachers and parents should also grab video lectures so that they can help students and children with their subject doubts.

Further Steps With PM eVidya Scheme

From May 30, 2020, the top colleges like IIT, NPTEL and subject experts are providing video lectures for these initiatives.

Nirmala Sitharaman, the finance minister, has advocated for the use of radio, community radio, and podcasts in education.

For visually and hearing-impaired students, a particular sort of e-content will be supplied. From 1st to12th grade, each class will have its dedicated channel known as ‘one class, one channel.’

Diksha-“one nation, one digital platform,” provides for states and union territories and will include e-content and QR-coded supercharged textbooks for all classes.

Mandarin, a channel dedicated to mental health and emotional well-being for students, teachers, and families, will debut.

A new national curriculum and pedagogical framework will be introduced, which will be integrated with global and 21st-century skill needs for schools, early childhood, and instructors.

Swayam Prabha DTH channel will be available for all classes, allowing students who do not have internet access to learn.

It has provided private DTH operators such as Tata Sky and Airtel with a two-year education video, as well as 200 new textbooks for e-pathshala.

What is the Channel Number Of 12 eVidya DTH TV

Here is the list of the number of channels of eVidya TV concerning the class.

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Channel NumberClass
23class 1
24class 2
25class 3
26class 4
27class 5
28class 6
29 class 7
30 class 8
31 class 9
32 class 10
33 class 11
34 class 12

What Is TimeTable Of eVidya Scheme DTH TV Chanel?

On SWAYAM PRABHA DTH TV Channels, a two-hour telecast schedule (containing recorded and live programming) is broadcast for classes 1 to 10 (from 9.00 am to 11.00 am), with a two-hour repeat telecast (04.00 pm to 06.00 pm) per day.

On SWAYAM PRABHA DTH TV Channels, a three-hour telecast schedule (containing recorded and live programmes) is broadcast for classes 11 and 12 (from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm), with a repeat telecast throughout the day.

This will make it easier for each youngster to choose the slots they want and to use the educational programmes effectively and learn. Weekly transmission schedules will be posted on the CIET-NCERT and Swayam Prabha websites.

IIT PAL Lectures on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be broadcast on Channel 22.

Class Broadcast TimeRepeat Telecast Time
Class 1 to 109 am to 11 am (morning)4 pm to 6 pm (evening)
Class 11 and 129 am to 12 pm (morning)Throughout the day

But if you have an internet connection, you should use DIKSHA mobile app. Because it has all video lectures so that you can see lectures at your pace and time.

What Is Eligibility For PM eVidya Scheme?

There are no specific eligibility criteria and requirements of documents to avail of the benefits of Pradhan Mantri eVidya.

Everyone can use the platform it is an open-source platform for gaining knowledge and learning.

If you are a student, teacher, or parent you can get benefits from it.

But the main goal of this initiative is to provide content for students so that they can continue their studies during school closure.

You do not have to pay, or register using the eVidya platform.

You just have to download the Diksha App for those who have an internet connection and a TV channel for those who don’t have the Internet.

There is not any eVidya mobile application from Government. There is only DIKSHA ans ePathshala mobile application which is made by the official govt.

PM eVidya Registration 2024: How Can Register For Free Class in eVidya Scheme

If you want to learn or take online lectures on the PM eVidya Platform then we have already mentioned above that you do not need to register for any online website.

It is a broadcast platform which means a TV channel available on DD free dish and some other broadcast providers such as Tata sky.

If you want to take these lectures on your smartphone then you can download the DIKSHA app for free.

All Swayamprabha Portal, eVidya TV channel and DIKSHA have the same e-content for classes 1 to 12.

You don’t have to pay for any platform, even you don’t have to register using any school id, Aadhar card, email id or mobile number.

Just download or visit the website to enjoy high-quality lectures video.

FAQ On eVidya

What is eVidya?

eVidya or PM eVidya is a central govt. initiatives for students to provide high-quality video lectures during their school closure.

Under which program was it launched?

It was launched under Atmabharat Nirbhar Abhiyan.

Where can I find the video lectures?

You can get these video lectures on Diksha mobile app and TV channels if you do not have an internet connection.

Where can I eVidya TV channels?

All 12 channels are available in DD Free Dish and you can also get all telecasted videos on swayamprabha.


In conclusion, we have provided an immense amount of information about Pradhanmantri eVidya or PM eVidya.

This initiative is very unique and useful for all those students who cannot afford the price of private tuition or institutes to continue their studies in school closure.

Because of eVidya and DIKSHA, every student from classes 1 to 12 can get high-quality lectures video completely for free.

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