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Name of the Centre

Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Calicut

Name of the Director

Dr. Damodar Prasad D.

Date of Iception

September, 1998


University of Calicut, Calicut University (PO), Malappuram District, Kerala. PIN- 673 635

Telephone No

0494- 2401143, 2407279, 2401971

Fax No

0494- 2401971

e-mail Address

Website Address

Number of Positions Sanctioned


Description of the Centre

Educational Multimedia Research Centre at the University of  Calicut is the only Centre of its kind to be set up  in Kerala  with the full assistance of the  University Grants Commission. The Centre sanctioned during the IXth Plan, became operational in September 1998.  As envisaged by the UGC, the Centre has been set up as a non-vacation academic department with the primary objectives of (i) producing audio-visual programmes for the UGC Countrywide Classroom (CWCR) for broadcast on Doordarshan network and (ii) conducting research in the hardware and software aspects of audio visual technology.  The centre is producing e-content programmes for 9 allocated subjects- Mathematics, Epigraphy, Education, Philosophy, Library Sciences, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts, Multimedia and Bioinformatics under the CEC-NME-ICT project.  In addition, the Centre functions as a node of the UGC’s Edusat network and also contributes to the training to University/College teachers in e-content development. The centre is also conducting  training programmes, seminars and workshops for student and teaching communities.


Any Additional Achivement of the Centre

The centre is producing e-content programmes with appropiate video and graphics  that  go beyond the textbooks, to update, upgrade and enrich the teachers and students  with a multidisciplinary approach.  The various documentaries of the centre  centre won 18 national level, 3 state level awards and entry to many international documentary film festivals. More than 350 educational programmes have been produced in the center till the date.

Name of the Host University

University of Calicut


Vice Chancellor of the Host University

Dr. K. Mohammed Basheer

Address and Telephone Number of Host University

University of Calicut, Calicut University (PO), Malappuram District, Kerala. PIN- 673 635. Ph: 0494-2401144 to 48, 50, 51, 52 & 0494-2401665 to 72.


Website and e-mail of the Host University



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