Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC), St. Xavier's College, Calcutta was established in 1986 for producing undergraduate educational television programmes for the Countrywide Classroom of the Government of India. The Centre was rechristened as Educational Multimedia Research Centre in 2004 and in addition to producing television programmes it also produces e-content.
The programmes made by EMMRC are telecast on Doordarshan (DD-1) for the entire country between 5.30 a.m. and 6.00 a.m. everyday. In addition to this Gyandarshan and DD Bharati telecast these programmes at different time slots everyday. Programmes are now made also in Bengali and they are telecast on DD-7 four times a week under the title of ‘Barnali’. At present these programmes are telecast between 9.30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and between 4.10 p.m. and 4.40 p.m. on Saturdays.
A channel dedicated entirely to Higher Education was launched in 2003. The
channel known as Vyas, telecasts programmes 24X7. These are mainly programmes
made on the syllabus and they follow a lecture mode of presentation.
The basic objective of all these programmes is to update, upgrade and enrich the syllabi, especially in the rural and semi-urban areas of India. These programmes also try to build awareness about the rich and varied culture and tradition of India.
EMMRC is presently situated at 50 Circus Avenue, Kolkata – 700 017. The working
hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Over the
period of 17 years, EMMRC has produced 10170 English programmes. In addition to
this it has produced 308 Bengali programmes. 80 programmes were converted into
e-content and they are available on the website : www.ugc-cec.edu. This Centre
has won a total of 48 national awards in different All India Video Competitions
held over the years.
Link to EMMRC website