One of the innovations in higher education carried out by the UGC in early eighties was using powerful medium of films for knowledge communication and dissemination. As early as in 1984 UGC launched the countrywide classroom (CWCR) as a result, the first programme came on air on August 15, 1984 under the UGC INSAT-TV Project. For the production of educational television programmes six Media Centres were set up at various universities which grew to seventeen Educational Multimedia Research Centres (EMRC's) over the years. Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) was set-up as a nodal agency at the national level to address to the educational needs of the country through the use of electronic media. CEC has more than 15000 educational video programmes including enrichment and syllabus based programmes in 50 subjects developed by seventeen Educational Multimedia Research Centres spread in Universities and Institutions of Higher Education across India.
The educational video programmes, e-content, LOR's and Higher Educational Channel "VYAS" initiated by CEC can be accessed on the Internet from the links on CEC Website: