University Grants Commission (UGC) - Country Wide Class Room (CWCR)

As early as in 1984 University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has launched Country Wide Class Room (CWCR) and production facilities at 6 universities in India through establishing media centres in the name of Audio Visual Research Centres (AVRCs) (AVRCS) (later these centres have been renamed as Educational Multimedia Research Centres (EMMRCS). read more..

Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) is an Inter University Centre, established by University Grants Commission, on 26th May 1993, under section 12 (ccc) of its act of 1956. CEC is registered as a society and enjoys Central University Status. read more..

Study Impact/Analysis

Anna Community Radio has conducted several formative and summative studies. It had run two Department of Science and Technology (DST) projects: one on Science for Empowerment of Women, and another on Science for Health and Nutrition of Women. Baseline surveys had been undertaken for these projects. When each new project is undertaken, new communities were surveyed and they have been brought into the fold of Anna Community Radio. After every programme was over, feedback is taken to access the success of the messages disseminated. While baseline surveys helped assess the listeners’ needs and change the strategies to the changing needs, feedback helped assess the effective reach of the programming.

Baseline survey and capacity building have also been undertaken for new upcoming Planet Earth environment awareness one year DST programme.







Anna University is the first University to take up the idea of India's University Grants Commission (UGC) to start MSc (Electronic Media) Programmes. It offers a five-year integrated MSc programme and a two-year MSc programme in Electronic Media. The Department of Media Sciences was started in Janurary 2002, branching off from the UGC'S Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC).read more.