EDUSAT, satellite launched on 20th September 2004, is the first Indian satellite built exclusively for serving educational sector offering an interactive satellite based distance education system for the country. CIET (NCERT) is shouldering the responsibility of utilizing EDUSAT for school education system through a national network. CIET has got a Ku-band Sub Hub along with 100 terminals at various locations including, Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs), Demonstration and Multipurpose Experimental Schools (DMSs) attached with RIEs, Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), State Institute of Educational Technology (SIETs), office at the head quarter, regional offices and some schools under Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghthan (KVS), Navodya Vidyalya Samiti (NVS), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), State councils of Educational research and Training (SCERTs) and State Institute of Education (SIEs).
The EDUSAT has the potential of its use for conventional radio and television broadcast, interactive radio and television (phone-in and video on demand), exchange of data, audio, video and computer conferencing and web based education.
EDUSAT Centers-SITs (Satellite Interactive Terminals) List