Swayam Prabha : Free DTH Channel for Education

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Subscribe to SWAYAMPrabha, a free educational DTH channel subscription launched by MHRD to help the students learn through edutainment. Find all the details about the digital learning DTH channel subscription to make learning fun for your kids.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched SWAYAMPrabha which is a unique e-learning DTH channel subscription to enhance the learning of students through edutainment. SWAYAM Prabha aims to upgrade the learning skills of maximum students through various DTH channels. SWAYAMPrabha e-classes platform basically telecast educational programmes 24×7 for the students to make their stay at home period constructive during the nationwide lockdown.

In this page, you will read various benefits of subscribing to the SWAYAMPrabha DTH channels, target audience of SWAYAMPrabha, how it functions, and why to subscribe to SWAYAMPrabha.

What is SWAYAMPrabha?

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ took a major step as the MHRD has launched e-classes for the students on SWAYAMPrabha DTH channels in view of the ongoing lockdown. Every day, students can access fresh content of 4 hours on SwayamPrabha DTH channels which will further be repeated 5 more times in a day, allowing students to choose time as per their convenience. SWAYAMPrabha will be aired in selected states as of now.

This initiative has been launched in lieu of the school classes being missed by the students due to COVID-19 outbreak. Through an interactive medium, students can stay connected with the studies.

SWAYAMPrabha provides a subscription of 32 DTH channels that are telecasted through the GSAT-15 satellite. Prominent educational institutes such as NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU, NCERT and NIOS are the content partners of SWAYAMPrabha. The INFLIBNET Centre holds the responsibility of maintaining SWAYAMPrabha web portal.

Who will benefit from SWAYAMPrabha Online classes?

Aspirants benefiting through SWAYAMPrabha subscription are as under:

  1. Senior Secondary students (9-12 class): SWAYAMPrabha is not just focused to groom students but it also carries modules for teacher’s training as well as teaching and learning aids for children. These training aids will help the teachers prepare student for the competitive exams that are required to seek admission in professional degree courses.
  2. Students belonging to higher education level – The DTH e-classes provide curriculum-based course and contents for post-graduate and under-graduate level learners. Students hailing from disciplines such as arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture, etc will get access to the required content through SWAYAMPrabha channels.
  3. There are curriculum-based courses that meet the life-long needs of the learners

Why subscribe to SWAYAMPrabha?

SWAYAMPrabha offer a package deal to the aspirants learning through the DTH subscription:-

Free Subscription – The e-learning app is free to subscribe. All you need to do is contact your DTH service provider and they will make all the 32 channels available for you.

Updated Content – A daily content of 4 hours can be availed through the DTH channels by the learners at all levels.

Hassle Free classes – The content that runs on SWAYAMPrabha can be availed 24×7 as it will be repeated 5 times in a day. Aspirants can choose time of learning as per their convenience. Refer to the program schedule to pick and choose the preferred time of the program.  

How does SWAYAMPrabha functions?

To avail the SWAYAMPrabha DTH Channels, apply for the subscription. The direct link to apply for the subscription is provided below. Click on the link and provide necessary information to access the content channels.

SWAYAMPrabha Apply Now – Direct Link

SWAYAMPrabha – List of Channels

Channel No.

Channel Name


Channel 01: VAGEESH: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 1, Language and Literature


Channel 02: SANSKRITI: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 2, Arts, History, Philosophy and related Subjects


Channel 03: PRABODH: CEC/UGC: Social Science -1, Sociology, Political Science and related subjects


Channel 04: SAARASWAT: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 2, Education, Psychology, Home Science and related subjects


Channel 05: PRABANDHAN: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 3, Management, Library Science, Information Science and related subjects


Channel 06: VIDHIK: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 4, Law, Legal Studies, Human Rights and related subjects


Channel 07: KAUTILYA: CEC/UGC: Economics, Commerce and Finance


Channel 08: ARYABHATT: CEC/UGC: Physical sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related Subjects


Channel 09: SPANDAN: CEC/UGC: Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and related subjects


Channel 10: DAKSH: CEC/UGC: Applied Sciences, Allied Physical and Chemical sciences and related subjects


Channel 11: NPTEL: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and related Subjects


Channel 12: NPTEL: Civil Engineering and related subjects


Channel 13: NPTEL: Computer Science and Engineering


Channel 14: NPTEL: Electrical engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related subjects


Channel 15: NPTEL: Engineering Sciences and general subjects for engineering


Channel 16: NPTEL: Humanities, Social Sciences and Management


Channel 17: NPTEL: Mechanical Engineering and related subjects


Channel 18: NPTEL: Mathematics, Physics, Metallurgy and related subjects


Channel 19: IIT PAL: Biology


Channel 20: IIT PAL: Chemistry


Channel 21: IIT PAL: Mathematics


Channel 22: IIT PAL: Physics


Channel 23: IGNOU: Liberal Arts and Humanities


Channel 24: IGNOU: Agriculture, Vocational and Allied Sciences


Channel 25: NIOS: D.El.Ed (Regional Language)


Channel 26: IGNOU: State Open Universities’ programs


Channel 27: NIOS: Secondary School Education


Channel 28: NIOS: Higher Secondary School Education


Channel 29: UGC-INFLIBNET (PG Subject’s & YOGA)


Channel 30: NIOS: Gyanamrit


Channel 31: NCERT: School and Teacher Education


Channel 32: IGNOU and NIOS: Teacher Education

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