About Us

The Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University was established as Audio Visual Research Centre (AVRC) by UGC in 1986 to produce the UGC Countrywide Classroom programmes. Based on the performance, the centre was upgraded as Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC) in 1991 and is under Non-Plan of the UGC. The centre was re-designated as Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) in 2005. It is one among the 22 media centres established all over India which produces high quality Educational Television programs in various forms.

The main aim is to reach out the unreached students target audience at the National level with quality higher education through ETV programmes, E Contents, Live EDUSAT Lectures, LOR (Learning Object Repository) and e-Courses.

The EMMRC, Madurai has so far produced around 1586 higher Educational programmes, among that 548 are e-content programmes upto December 2013 which are being telecast in Doordarshan, Gyan Darshan and Vyas-the Higher Educational channel of UGC and hosted in CEC website. The programs produced by this centre have also won 2 National awards in various categories. Apart from this EMMRC, M.K.University has conducted 7 National level research studies including the National Live Teleconferencing Experiment and Live Talkback Experiment . The EMMRC also has a wide collection books and repository of 1586 programmes including e-contents



To fulfill the National Mission on Education through ICT, the Ministry of HRD and CEC through its Media Centres are developing e-Contents for undergraduate courses in all subjects for e-learning. Under this NME-ICT Project Phase-I the EMMRC, Madurai is developing e-contents and LORS for the subject Sociology and Agriculture(B.Sc) and for the Phase-II the e-contents are developed for the subjects like B.A. (Hons) Music, B.Ed (Special Education for Visual Impaired), B.Sc (Hons) Bio-Chemistry. These programmes will be webcast in CEC/UGC website and the video programmes are being telecast in Vyas 24 x 7 Higher Educational Channel

Vision:

To make the quality higher education available and accessible to the masses through various media.



Mission:

To fulfill India’s “Vision 2020” by reaching the unreached and make them participate in interactive learning.



Objectives:

  • Production of Educational Television programs.
  • Production of Syllabus based video lectures with multimedia inputs.
  • Development of e-Content programs with multimedia inputs.
  • Development of Learning Object Repository (LOR).
  • Virtual Classroom operation through EDUSAT Network.
  • Conduct Research to improve the quality of the programs
  • Organize training program for teachers in e-content development.

Heads of EMMRC,Madurai


S.no

Name

Designation

Year

1

Prof.R.Venkataratnam

Hon.Director

1986-1992

2

Prof.T.R.Sundaraman

Hon.Director

1992-1996

3

Prof.R.Venkataratnam

Hon.Director

1996-1997

4

Prof.K.Govindan

Co-ordinator &-Head i/c

1.7.1997- 31.3.1998

5

Prof.Gabriel

Hon.Director

1.4.1998 – 30.4.1999

6

Prof.Rm.Pitchappan

Hon.Director

1.5.1999– 31.4.2000

7

Prof.K.Govindan

Co-ordinator & Head i/c

1.5.2000- 28.2.2006

8

Prof.M.S.Ramachandran

Hon.Director

20.3.2006 – 20.2.2008

9

Prof.V.Chinnaiah

Hon.Director

20.2.2008- 23.7.2008

10

Prof.A.Santha 

Hon.Director

24.7.2008- 29.7.2009

11

Prof.T.Manonmani

Hon.Director

29.7.2009 – 29.7.2010

12

Prof.R.Kannan

Hon.Director

30.7.2010- 9.7.2010

13

Prof.V.Sobhana Bai

Director

10.7.2010-Till Date

MEMBERS OF BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Sl.No.

Name of the Members

Position

Tenure - 3 years

(July 2012 - July 2015)

1

Prof.Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor

Chairman

2

Director,CEC, New Delhi

Member

3

Joint. Secretary, UGC

Member

4

Dr.Padmaja Ashok, Eminent Educationists & Writer, Prof. of English, Ethiraj College, Chennai

Member

5

Dr. Sunil Mehru, Jt. Director, CEC, New Delhi

Member

6

Dr.R.Kannan, Member Syndicate, Former Director i/c of EMMRC/Media Expert

Prof & Head, Dept. of Sociology, M.K.University

Co-opted Member

7

Dr.A.Balasubramanian,

Director, EMMRC,

University of Mysore, Mysore

Co-opted Member

8

Finance Officer, M.K.University

Special Invitee

9

The Registrar, M.K.University

Special Invitee

10

Dr.V.Sobhana Bai, Director, EMMRC

Member Secretary

The Present EMMRC Team

Dr.V.Sobhana Bai

Director

Engineering Staff

Mr.S.Murali

Asst.Engineer (Sl.Gr.)

Mrs. R.Karthikayeni

Tech.Asst. (Spl.Gr.)

Production Staff

Dr.S.Ravikumar

Producer (Sl.Gr.)

K.R.Baskar

Producer

N.Ramkeerthi

Producer

A.Muppal

Producer

K.Subburayalu

Production Asst. (Sl.Gr)

R,Elamurugu

Production Asst

S.Manikandan

Driver Cum Lighting Asst

K.Kavaldurai

Unit Helper

N.Muthupandi

Boom-man (Spl.Gr)

R.Usha Sharma

Unit Helper

Media Library

Dr.R.Sayeelakshmi

Asst.Librarian

Administrative Staff

S.Kaliaperumal

Section Officer

S.Moorthy

Clerk (LDC)

S.Sarada Gayathri.

Clerk (LDC)

M.Tirupathi

Peon

V.Muthupandi

Peon

No. of positions (sanction, filled and vacant)

  Sl. No.                 Name of Post

Sanctioned

No. of post sanctioned

Filled

Vacant

1. Director

1

1

-

Production Staff

-

-

-

2 Joint Director
3 Producer II (job includes studio management)

1

-

1

1 Producer-I

5

4

1

5 Production Asst.

3

2

1

6 Cameraperson

2

0

2

7 Graphic Artist

1

-

1

8 Computer Animator

1

-

1

9 Unit Asst.

1

0

1

10 Unit Helper

2

2

0

Engineering Staff
11. Engineer Grade-I

1

1

-

12 Technical Asst.

2

1

1

13 Technician (one Technician will be in charge of stores)

4

-

4

Research Staff
14 Junior Research Officer

1

-

1

15 Asst. Librarian

1

1

-

Transport

-

16 Driver-cum-Helper

1

1

-

Administrative and Financial Staff

-

-

17 Section Officer (Admn)

1

1

0

18 Account Assistant

1

-

1

19. Clerk (LDC)

2

1

1

20. Personal Assistant

1

-

1

21 Stenographer

1

-

1

22 Peon

3

2

1

23 Typist

1

0

1

24 Boom Man

1

1

-

Total

38

18

20

EQUIPMENTS AVAILABLE

SL.NO.

ITEM

Qty

1

Out Door Camcorder

2

2

Tripods

3 nos

3

Studio Cameras

2 nos

4

CCUs

2 nos

5

Studio Pedestal/Tripods

2

6

Vision Mixer

3 nos

7

Audio Mixer

2 nos

8

Non Linear Edit System

3 nos

9

Studio Recorders/Players(Betacam)

5 nos

10

XD Cam Recorders/Players

2

11

Multimedia Hardware

2

12

Waveform Monitor

2 nos

13

Vector Scope

1

14

LCD Monitors 30”

1

15

Video Work Station

1

16

Still Camera

1

17

DG Set

1

18

Photo Copier

1

19

Fax Machine

1

20

Laptops

6

21

Computers for e-content development

3

22

HP Printer

1

23

HP Scanner

1

24

Softwares for e-content facilities

1 set

25

2 ton air-conditioners,

3 nos

26

1.5 window A/c

1 no.

27

1.5 Split A/c

3 nos

28

Tapeless Camcorder and Accessories

1set

29

Studio Recorder-Player and Accessories

1 set

30

Video Switcher and Accessories

1 set

31

14” Colour Monitor and Accessories

10

32

20” Colour Monitor and Accessories

1

33

10” Colour Monitor and Accessories

1

34

Core i-7 Personal Computers (for e-content packing)

2 nos

35

New EPABX system for Intercom – installed

1 set

36

Video Graphics/Animation Work Station

1

37

VGA to PAL Converter

1

38

Centralized Studio A/c 11Ton Capacity

1

39

Vehicle (Innova car, Tempo Traveller)

1 each



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