An ICT-Based Network (Downloads: Brochure leaflet,Brochure with current activities 2015)
VIVEKDISHA is an Information and Communication Technology-Based (ICT) Network. The University has the capability to connect twenty five centres for videoconferencing through Broadband facility anywhere at any time on the globe; The centre at RKMVU, Belur Math is the Expert Centre, while the other centres in West Bengal and Jharkhand are participating centres specially created to address a large number of students and patients. Many participants especially from abroad are joining in their subject of interest to the VIVEKDISHA online classes from their homes or from their working places.
“Get every evening a crowd of the poor and low, even the Pariahs, and lecture to them about religion first, and then teach them through the magic lantern and other things, astronomy, geography, etc., in the dialect of the people." - Swami Vivekananda (from a letter to Alasinga Perumal, Chicago)
VIVEKDISHA, a Space- and Information and Communication Technology-Based (ICT) Network, was officially inaugurated by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, and Secretary, Department of Space, on 4 July 2008, the Mahasamadhi day of Swami Vivekananda.
All-round uplift of the community by bringing technology and knowledge directly to the door steps of the people.
- Multiple videoconferencing system
- Broadband - the connectivity link
- Any time anywhere around the globe 25 centres can be connected at a time
- Online classes through multimedia : From class 6 to graduation
- Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Communicative English, Computer Science and Value Education
- Tele-medicine/health care services to remote places
- Spiritual Heritage Programme for international Audience
- Youth interaction across various regions
The following are the special features of programmes conducted by VIVEKDISHAnetwork, which strives for holistic development:
- Space & ICT based
- Online and offline education
- Need based
- Adapted to local communities
- Conducted in local language and in English
- Carried out within specific time frames
- Capable of integrating indigenous knowledge