GSAT-3, known as EDUSAT is meant for distant class room education from school level to higher education. This is the first dedicated "Educational Satellite" that provide the country with satellite based two way communication to class room for delivering educational materials.
This is a Geo-synchronous satellite developed on I-2K bus. GSAT-3 is co-located with METSAT(KALPANA-1) and INSAT-3C at 74 degree East longitude.
DTE, Karnataka is using the facilities of the Edusat satellite by recording and relaying the subject details during every semester. Each semester, a set of resource persons deliver the lectures on their respective subjects and the same is relayed as per the time table published by the department. Further, the videos of the lectures are also available on the internet on file sharing service such as Youtube for the perusal of the students.
DTE has provided necessary equipments to the polytechnics for arranging the display of the videos to the students.