AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION TOWARDS T-SAT CHANNEL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HYDERABAD DISTRICT
To Educate, Enlighten and Empower the people of Telangana State using audio-visual, wire & wireless technology and Satellite Communications with the help of the inputs from eminent faculty to achieve Bangaaru Telangana, the Telangana Govt. introduced SoFTNET- Society for Telangana Network. It is an initiative that provides quality education and training to identify people who aim at achieving their goals by utilizing the potential of Satellite Communications and Information Technology. SoFTNET uses GSAT 8 Satellite and telecasts four channels. T-SAT NIPUNA and T-SAT VIDYA cater to the distance learning, Agriculture Extension, Rural Development, Tele-Medicine and E-Governance requirements of the people of Telangana. Apart from the launch of TS-Class programme, it also started coaching classes for TSPSC Group II Services aspirants. SoFTNET has also promoted digital and cashless payments through awareness videos. With this the Govt. wants to train their employees to provide services with perfection. The Govt. of Telangana has taken a good initiative to empower the people with internet learning. Therefore, the present study throws light on the awareness levels of respondents about t-sat channels and their opinion on the effectiveness of programmes telecasted in t-sat channels and the respondents’ satisfaction towards variousprogrammes of t-sat channels.