Use of satellite technology was considered important to reach out to masses with Educational, Social and Developmental messages. It was Prof. Vikram Sarabhai, who thought of using Satellite for Education. The application of Satellite for Education was keenly promoted by Prof. Yashpal.
For development of Educational video programmes in the area of higher education, Educational Media Research Centres & Audio Visual Research Centres were set up by the University Grants Commission in the Universities of India. Today there are seventeen Media centres. The effort was started as early as 1983. During the Two decades considerable amount of content was developed and Telecast on Doordarshan.
EDUSAT at SDM has been functioning for the last four academic years. Staff and students make the optimum utilization of the facilities available. The centre already organized 4 E - courses and 2 E- Content development workshops. The centre organized number of seminars linking the EDUSAT Scheduled telecast and interactive sessions.
Mr. Sooryanarayana Bhat P is coordinating the activities at the college Satellite Interactive Terminal.