Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan (SSA) had entrusted the responsibility of conducting teacher training programs of all elementary teachers in the state, to DSERT. Under SSA every primary school teacher in the state is to be given quality training for Teachers class 1 to 8 in every year.

Since this is an important program, a separate cell has been set up in DSERT, to over see all the elementary in service teacher training programs under SSA in the state.

The Cell also monitors the flow of training funds from DSERT through DIETs to BRCs. The Cell plans various teacher training programs, prepares training modules with the help of class room teachers and experts in the field, trains Master Resource Persons and monitors the training programs being held at district and block levels in a cascade mode. The cell is headed by an officer of the rank of a Senior Assistant Director.


The following training programs were given to the teachers in the year 2014-15

  1. Sharing meeting at cluster level- 5 days
  2. 1st to 3rd Standard class room teachers - 5 days
  3. 4th & 5th Standard class room teachers - 5 days
  4. 6th to 8th Standard Science Teachers - 5 days
  5. 6th to 8th Standard Maths Teachers - 5 days
  6. SDMC Members Training - 3 days
  7. Educational Administrators Training - 4 days

Training Progress in the year 2014-15

Sharing Meeting5 days15039613935092.65
1 to 3rd Teachers Training5 days577045676898.38
4th & 5th Teachers Training5 days586285614395.76
6th to 8th Science Teachers Training5 days170321632295.83
6th to 8th Maths Teachers Training5 days170321592094.60
SDMC Training3 days26707817368265.03
Educational Administ rators Training4 days2663252894.93

Trainings for the year 2015-16

Sharing Meeting at cluster level5 days159603
1 to 3rd Teachers Training5 days65668
4th & 5th Teachers Training5 days59871
6th to 8th Science Teachers Training5 days17032
6th to 8th Maths Teachers Training5 days17032
SDMC Training2 days265926


The Edusat program for the Primary schools in Karnataka State has been launched in year 2004 & 2005 in collaboration with I S R O and Government of Karnataka.

EDUSAT Project is operational in 885 elementary schools of the backward Chamarajanagar, 885 elementary schools in Gulbarga, 406 elementary Schools in Bangalore Rural & 427 elementary schools in Ramanagar which covers 3, 90,000 children, 13000 teachers and 2,000 educational functionaries.

The following materials have been provided by ISRO to elementary schools to run the EDUSAT project:

Receive Only Terminal (ROT): a solar power pack: a 29 colour T V with lockable TV box: UPS and the batteries are installed in these schools. The solar power panel has helped to overcome power problem in rural areas

The Department of State Educational Research & Training (DSERT) identified the hard spots in each subject in classes III to VIII with the help of class room teachers and subject experts. Titles were given to professional film makers for making video lessons. 458 video films have been prepared under the supervision of an expert committee.

Two video lessons are telecast everyday- the first lesson from 2.00 PM to 2.30 PM and the second lesson from 3.30 PM to 4.00 PM. The telecast of the lesson in the afternoon has helped maintain full attendance in schools.

The concurrent evaluation of the program has been entrusted to Regional Institute of Education, Mysore (A unit of SCERT). Report was positive

DSERT has established a malty purpose studio in its premises. A major Portion of the equipment for the studio has been donated by Education Development Centre Washington. This studio is used for live telecasts.

The Hub and telecast facility is also located at DSERT. The facility is also shared by the Visvewaraya Technological University which is connected to 100 Engineering colleges in the state through the Edusat facility.

In the primary education project, every school is given a teachers hand book. It contains the telecasting schedule which helps the teacher to integrate the video lesson in class room teaching.

The hand book contains for every video lesson:-

  • The objectives of the video lesson.
  • The pre telecast activities that the teacher has to do for this lesson.
  • The content of the video lesson.
  • The post telecast activities.
  • Evaluation.

229 ROTs have been provided by SSA to all the offices of Deputy Directors (Development). District Institutes of Education (DIETs) and Block Resource Centers (BRCs) in Karnataka. This will help in taking up teacher training, progress review, monitoring programs through teleconferencing. Teleconferencing has been started from DSERT studio from FEB-06. The training modules for the in service training for teleconferencing have been provided by DSERT. .

Karnataka has pioneered the distance education concept in both primary and teacher’s education sectors in the country through the Edusat project.


  • The launch of EDUSAT program has helped in providing quality instruction through video programs to students studying in the interior villages.
  • The students have benefited from the video program delivered through the satellite.
  • Significant improvement in enrolment and attendance in these schools,
  • Reduction in drop outs
  • Increased interaction among students and teachers.
  • schools in Mandya & Tumkur voluntarily adopted this programme.


The program aims to:

  • Bring in quality improvement in classroom transaction.
  • Make learning child centered, interesting & motivating.
  • Supplement class room teaching with audio-visual support.
  • Take the children through real life situations,.
  • Ensure that hard spots in every subject are easily understood by the children.
  • Provide additional inputs in non curricular areas for the overall development of children.
  • Encourage teacher to develop Teaching Learning Materials and use them effectively in the class room.


  1. Replacement of Edusat equipments in the existing project schools.
  2. Extension of EDUSAT program in North-East Karnataka.

Radio Programmes

A.KELI-KALI: Evolution of Keli Kali:

The program aims at quality improvement in teaching in primary schools, through empowerment of our teachers to use popular media in academic work and enable them to teach using innovative teaching methods using music, use of sound effects and dramatization of lessons to sustain the interest of the child in learning.

In 2000 – 2001, the program started on a pilot basis for III standard children and was broadcast from Dharwad and Gulbarga stations of All India Radio. In the second phase, the program was introduced in 11 DPEP districts for III and IV standard children.

In the III phase, in 2002 – 03, the program was introduced for standards III, IV and V and was broadcast from 10 stations of All India Radio, during 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM covering nearly 50,000 primary schools and 70, 00,000 children in 32 educational districts of the state.

Education Development centre has produced 288(Chinnara Chukki and Chukki Chinna lessons by EDC) 134 (Keli Kali lessons for) Radio Programmes for grades 1 – V during current academic year. 50 programmes are being produced in English for class I and II. During 2009-10 20 programs produced in English for class 1 to 3 funded by SSA. All the 3 series are now broad cast from all 13 stations of All India Radio and used in all the primary schools.

The popularity of these radio lessons can be gauged from the fact that after every radio lesson about 13,000 post cards are received from the students, parents and the public. Periodic audio video conferencing has also been held to find out the impact of the program. Public, Parent, SDMC members, teachers and students were asking the questions.

The program has been extended to cover VI and VII standard children in 2005 – 06 and VIII standard from 2006 – 07.

Objectives of the Keli – Kali Radio lessons:

  1. To break the monotony in class room transaction,
  2. To motivate the child towards better learning,
  3. To use popular electronic media effectively in classroom transactions,
  4. To provide additional resource material for teachers,
  5. To improve the quality of the child’s learning,
  6. To improve enrolment as it also provides some entertainment for the child,
  7. To reach the maximum number of children and teachers through lessons prepared by experts in the field,
  8. To make learning joyful for the child,

Teachers’ Hand Book:

The teachers hand books published by DSERT contains the following details to enable the teacher to use the lessons effectively in his teaching.

  1. An annual time table giving the exact date when a particular lesson will be broadcast,
  2. The Objectives of each radio lesson,
  3. The scope of the lesson,
  4. Pre broadcast activities which the teacher can undertake to motivate the children,
  5. Learning points in the lesson,
  6. Post broadcast activities,

AIR Broad Cast Centers:

Gulbarga, Dharwad, Bhadravati, Mangalore, Hassan, Bangalore, Madikeri, Mysore, Karwar, Hospet, Bijapura. Hospet, Chitradurga

Collaborative Institutions: SSA, DSERT, AIR, EDC, RIE

Last Modified on 18/6/2018

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