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IGNOU to go for HD TV with Japanese aid

Posted on Oct 19, 02:25PM | IBNS

Under the grant-in-aid project 'Strengthening of Electronic Media Production Centre in Indira Gandhi National Open University' at the outlay of 787 million Yen, within the bilateral cooperation between the governments of Japan and India, IGNOU is poised for a major technological up-gradation in terms of its broadcasting channels.

Under the project, the existing Standard Definition Television production facilities would be replaced by High Definition Television production equipment to keep pace with the changing trends in the media sector.

The amendments to the ongoing agreement with NHK ITEC, Japan, the consultants to the project and contract with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan was signed by U.S. Tolia, Registrar, IGNOU and the representatives of the concerned Japanese firms in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, Prof. Gopinath Pradhan.

Pradhan on the occasion stated that, the University would be able to reach the unreached more effectively with high quality audio/visual content utilizing this new high definition format, thanks to Indo-Japan grant-in-aid project.

Under the project, which is being facilitated by the Union Ministries of Human Resource and Development and Finance of Government of India, the Japanese technical experts will provide, install, test and commission the 'state-of-art' High Definition television equipment and provide operational training to the personnel of EMPC of the University.

The new set-up would be ready for regular use by April 2013.