CHENNAI: From conducting coaching classes for Neet aspirants to waiving off tuition fees for government English medium schools in Tamil Nadu, the state government has decided to go the extra mile hoping to capture a bigger platform and students' hearts, as well, by taking education to the living rooms. It has proposed to launch Kalvi TV on August 26.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami will launch the exclusive television channel for education in the metro.
The 24X7 Kalvi TV meant to foster knowledge, will also telecast programmes on culture of various countries.
"Emphasis will be more on students' education and honing their skills. There will be programmes on science and technology besides art and culture, too," Mr Sengottaiyan said.
The Education TV will also highlight our culture and tradition. "We are taking steps to utilise the services of education expert to train the students," the minister added.
Kalvi Tholaikaatchi, which will be the Tamil Nadu school education department's TV channel, will also be available as a mobile application across Android and iOS platforms. Mr. Palaniswami had first announced the launch of the channel in January, and the officials from the education department have been working hard for its success.
There have been some trial runs with the officials recording programmes since the last few months. At present, the authorities are involved in helping the students with the revised curriculum. The telecast is being planned to accommodate the subjects of higher secondary classes.
There is no television channel dedicated solely for education purpose now. According to sources, the government has already appointed district media coordinators and they have been tasked with shooting programmes....