The programme aims at quality improvement in teaching in primary schools, through empowerment of our teachers to use popular media in academic work and enable them to teach using innovative teaching methods using music, use of sound effects and dramatization of lessons to sustain the interest of the child in learning.

IRI Programme was stated in the year 2000-01 Under DPEP with help of distance education learning. From 2005-06 the broad cast programme was extended to children of class from 1 to 8th. DSERT with the help of expert teachers prepares Radio Lessons Based on the text books as well as new information, experience in a new technology.

DSERT will prepare time table for IRI programme and distribute to all the schools. The IRI Programme is related to the subject namely Kannada, English, Max, Science & social studies. The Radio lessons will be broad casted from all the 13 AIR stations at a time.(Gulbarga, Raichur, Darwad, Bhadravathi, Chithradhurga, Mangalore, Hassan, Madiceri, Bangalore, Mysore, Hospet, Karwar and Bijapur.)

Objectives of the Radio Lessons:

  • To break the monotony in class room transaction.
  • To motivate the child towards better learning.
  • To use popular electronic media effectively in classroom transactions.
  • To provide additional resource material for teachers.
  • To improve the equality of the child’s learning.
  • To improve enrolment as it also provides some entertainment for the child.
  • To reach the maximum number of children and teachers through lessons prepared by experts in the field.
  • To make learning joyful for the child.

Teachers’ Hand Books:
The teachers hand books published by DSERT contains the following details to enable the teacher to use the lessons effectively in his teaching.

  • An annual time table giving the exact date when a particular lesson will be broadcast.
  • The objectives of each radio lesson.
  • The scope of the lesson.
  • Pre broadcast activities which the teacher can undertake to motivate the children.
  • Learning points in the lesson.
  • Post broadcast activities.

The 3 Radio Programmes Broad Casted are as follows.


Name of the Programme

Subjects covered

Broadcast timings

No.of Programmes


Chinnara Chukki

Kannada, English, Environmental Science 02-35pm to 03-05pm from Monday to Friday



Chukki Chinna

Kannada, English, Mathematics, Social Science 12-00 noon to 12.30pm from Monday to Friday




Kannada, English, Mathematics, General Science and Social Science 11-30am to 12.00 noon from Monday to Friday


Apart from the above programme the following Radio Programme are also broadcasted.

  • Radio and T.V phone-in-Programme.
    • Department officials and experts are interacting with teachers, parents and community members through Radio and T.V on various programme and schemes of the Department.

Radio Programme Time table.

Name of the programme



Shikshna Sancayana

Every Wednesday

7.15 AM -7.30 AM

Shikshna Samvada               (Live Programme)

Every Second Thursday

9.30 PM – 10.30 PM