Watch Swayam Prabha Channels Online & On Dish TV DTH and DD Free Dish

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Swayam Prabha, a great initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under which 32 DTH channels are being used to telecast live lectures on different education subjects. 32 DTH channels through DTH (Direct to Home) are being used to broadcast study content for school and college students.

Launched on 9th July, 2017 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, high quality educational content is being broadcasted on these channels using the GSAT-15 satellite. The channels provides at least 4 hour of new content every day while the content is repeated 5 times throughout the day which allows the students to pick time to lean as per their convenience.

The archive of the content provided on Swayam Prabha channels is available to watch on Youtube while the channels can be watched live on two DTH services including Dish TV and DD Free Dish.

Watch Swayam Prabha Channels Online

The archive content of all 32 Swayam Prabha channels can be viewed online on Youtube and the Swayam Prabha mobile app. Below are the links to watch Swayam Brabha Channels online.

Channel No.Channel NameChannel Route/ParentWatch Online
Channels 01-10 are managed by CEC, New Delhi. National Coordinator is Dr.Rajbir Singh, Director, CEC, New Delhi.
1Channel 01: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 1, Language and LiteratureEMRC, EFLU, Hyderabad (The English and Foreign Languages University)Click to Watch
2Channel 02: CEC/UGC: Humanities- 2, Arts, History,Philosophy and related SubjectsCEC, New DelhiClick to Watch
3Channel 03: CEC/UGC: Social Science -1, Sociology, Political Science and related subjectsCEC, New DelhiClick to Watch
4Channel 04: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 2, Education, Psychology, Home Science and related subjectsCEC, New DelhiClick to Watch
5Channel 05: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 3, Management, Library Science, Information Science and related subjectsEMRC / MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiClick to Watch
6Channel 06: CEC/UGC: Social Science – 4, Law, Legal Studies, Human Rights and related subjectsEMRC, Punjabi University, PatialaClick to Watch
7Channel 07: CEC/UGC: Economics, Commerce and FinanceEMRC, Gujarat University,AhmedabadClick to Watch
8Channel 08: CEC/UGC: Physical sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and related SubjectsEMRC ,University of CalicutClick to Watch
9Channel 09: CEC/UGC: Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and related subjectsEMRC, Kashmir University, SrinagarClick to Watch
10Channel 10: CEC/UGC: Applied Sciences, Allied Physical and Chemical sciences and related subjectsEMRC, Anna University, ChennaiClick to Watch
Channels 11 to 18 are Managed by NPTEL. National Coordinator: Prof. Kushal Sen, IIT Delhi
11Channel 11: NPTEL: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and related SubjectsIIT KharagpurClick to Watch
12Channel 12: NPTEL: Civil Engineering and related subjectsIIT DelhiClick to Watch
13Channel 13: NPTEL: Computer Science and EngineeringIIT KharagpurClick to Watch
14Channel 14: NPTEL: Electrical engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related subjectsIIT DelhiClick to Watch
15Channel 15: NPTEL: Engineering Sciences and general subjects for engineeringIIT MadrasClick to Watch
16Channel 16: NPTEL: Humanities, Social Sciences and ManagementIIT KanpurClick to Watch
17Channel 17: NPTEL: Mechanical Engineering and related subjectsIIT KanpurClick to Watch
18Channel 18: NPTEL: Mathematics, Physics, Metallurgy and related subjectsIIT Tirupati / IIT MadrasClick to Watch
Channels 19 -22 are managed for high School students by IIT Delhi and is called IIT PAL. The National Coordinator is Prof. Ravi Soni, IIT Delhi
19Channel 19: IIT PAL: BiologyIIT PAL 1 IIT DelhiClick to Watch
20Channel 20: IIT PAL: ChemistryIIT PAL 2, IIT DelhiClick to Watch
21Channel 21: IIT PAL: MathematicsIIT PAL 3. IIT DelhiClick to Watch
22Channel 22: IIT PAL: PhysicsIIT PAL 4, IIT DelhiClick to Watch
Channels 23 to 26 are managed by IGNOU New Delhi. The National Coordinator is Prof. Uma Kanjilal, IGNOU, New Delhi
23Channel 23: IGNOU: Liberal Arts and HumanitiesIGNOU, New DelhiClick to Watch
24Channel 24: IGNOU: Agriculture, Vocational and Allied SciencesIGNOU, New DelhiClick to Watch
25Channel 25: IGNOU: CultureIGNOU, New DelhiClick to Watch
26Channel 26: IGNOU: State Open Universities’ programsIGNOU, New DelhiClick to Watch
Channels 27 and 28 are managed by the NIOS, New Delhi. The National Coordinator is Prof. C. B. Sharma, Chairman, NIOS
27Channel 27: NIOS: Secondary School EducationNIOS, New DelhiClick to Watch
28Channel 28: NIOS: Higher Secondary School EducationNIOS, New DelhiClick to Watch
Channels 29 and 30 are managed QEEE, IIT Madras. Prof. Ahsok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras is the National Coordinator
29Channel 29: QEEE: QEEE 1 (Live classes in Engineering and Technology)IIT MadrasClick to Watch
30Channel 30: NPTEL: MathematicsIIT MadrasClick to Watch
Channel 31 is managed by NCERT
31Channel 31: NCERT: School and Teacher EducationNCERT, New DelhiClick to Watch
Channel 32 is managed by IGNOU and NIOS jointly
32Channel 32: IGNOU and NIOS: Teacher EducationIGNOU and NIOS, New DelhiClick to Watch

NOTE: Click on the Youtube Icon against the topic row in the last column of the table to watch the lecture online on Youtube.

Watch Swayam Prabha Channels On Dish TV

All the 32 channels of Swayam Prabha can also be watched on Dist TV DTH and DD Free Dish. To watch the channels on Dish TV, switch to channel number 2001 onwards. Channels on Dish TV are available with the name “MHRD ‘Channel Number'”, i.e. for channel number 1, it is “MHRD 1” on Dish TV channel number 2001.

MHRD 32 Swayam Prabha
MHRD 32 Swayam Prabha Channel on Dish TV Channel No. 2032

Instructions to configure and watch Swayam Prabha channels on DD Free Dish are given at the below link.

Configure DD Free Dish for Swayam Prabha Channels

Download Swayam Prabha App

The schedule, program timings and archive videos of lectures is also available on the Swayam Prabha android app which can be downloaded from the below link.

Download Swayam Prabha App

For more details about the Swayam Prabha, visit the official website at


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