EMRC, Gujarat University, is one of the forerunners of the 22 EMRCs set up by University Grants Commission (UGC) across the country under the umbrella of Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC). EMRC, Ahmedabad was established on 9 November, 1984. Since then, it has been actively involved in production of TV programmes and e-contents. In 2000, MHRD- NMEICT project was allotted to EMRC, Ahmedabad to prepare TV videos and e-contents. The Centre is involved in the production of educational content for students of Higher Education. It develops and designs excellent learning materials for students and helps them benefit through the vast educational resources available within and outside the state in the form of e-content, ETV programmes, MOOCs, documentaries, multimedia and learning objects. The centre is also engaged in research to assess the popularity and utility of these educational programmes besides analyzing the potential and utility of World Wide Web, television and other communication technologies for teaching and learning. The Centre also organizes awareness programme in different colleges of Gujarat to make students and teachers aware about the development and utilization of e-resources and use of ICT in education. 


Till date the centre has produced around 1500 ETV programmes, over 750 e-content modules and 200 Learning Objects Repository (LORs) in the subjects of Architecture, Chemistry, Zoology, Life Sciences, Business Economics etc. The Centre has completed both phases of e- Content development in Zoology (Phase I), Life Science and Business Economics (Phase II) based on three-year under graduate syllabus of respective subjects. In association with the faculty of the Department of Zoology, Life Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Botany and Bioinformatics, Social Sciences, Economics, Commerce and Statistics. The e-contents have been uploaded on Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) website and are available to the students across the country. 

Equipped with the latest gadgets of TV & film production the Centre has shifted from Standard Definition (SD) to High Definition (HD) technology in terms of cameras and editing suites. Emphasis has been to create tape less workflow and complete digitization of the content that is generated at the Centre. Keeping pace with the ever-changing trends in the video production technology, EMRC has procured a high-end multimedia lab with Mac workflows. It provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to generate educational content in the form of ETV programmes, documentaries, multimedia and learning objects and helps students to benefit from vast educational resources available within and outside the state. The Centre has till date bagged 15 National Awards. 


About CEC

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. CEC is a nodal agency at national level, to address the educational level, to address the educational needs of the country through the use of various modes of communication. CEC has been working for development of Educational Communication in Higher Education.
Contact Details :
Website : www.cec-ugc.nic.in
Email : info.cec@nic.in