Mumbai: Greycells18 Media has launched India’s first curriculum-based education TV channel Topper, which is part of the ‘Topper Integrated Learning System’.
Topper will initially cater to classes IX to XII, and provide validated curriculum-based content that will comply with CBSE and other related state boards. Topper will initially cover Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Greycells18 is a joint venture created by Sunil Khanna (former head DTH, Reliance and CEO, DishTV), and Sricharan Iyengar (former, VP and Business Head ESPN Star Sports). It is co-promoted by Raghav Bahl of
Network18 and Shantanu Prakash of Educomp, in their personal capacities and Network18’s private equity initiativeâ€”Capital18.
Topper is being launched in English and will be accessible to viewers through digital television and internet. Topper initially will be a free-to-preview 24 hours television channel available on DTH platforms like Tata Sky and Dish TV. It can be viewed on channel 570 on Tata Sky and on channel 097 on Dish TV respectively.
The channel will telecast six fresh episodes daily, with four episodes based on the regular course and two episodes on the exam specials (pertaining to the upcoming board exams). For students’ convenience
all fresh episodes will have four repeat telecasts over the week to allow them to catch up on what they may have missed.
The modules complement existing tools of traditional classroom teaching and have the technological muscle to deal with concepts that are difficult to explain theoretically. Further, the unique problem solving style, along with useful examination tips which are also discussed will give the Topper watcher a clear edge.
Speaking on the occasion, Greycells18 co-founder Sunil Khanna said, “We are happy to announce the launch of the first curriculum-based learning system. Statistics show that there are approximately 300 million kids who enrolled in schools across India. With limited seats available in colleges and premium professional courses, it is imperative to have a strong primary and secondary education background. Thus there is a significant opportunity to supplement the existing school system for children to make the best of their secondary education. We hope Topper will provide a major impetus to the current education system.”