Society for Andhra Pradesh Network (SAPNET) is a major communication infrastructure initiative of the department of IT & C, Government of Andhra Pradesh. It is mandated to run 5 television channels (under the name MANA TV) and one data channel. The primary purpose of the channels is to provide Distance Learning, Agriculture Extension, Rural development, Telemedicine and E-governance. The user agencies take the best teaching talent from premier institutions and extend it to the entire State. Presently, due to Bandwidth constraints only 4 TV channels in the bouquet.

Mana TV:

MANA TV telecasts Educational programmes in tune with the needs of the students’ academic needs and demands of the job market. The objective is to enhance the knowledge base of students and provide right skills and help students achieve their long term career goals. Mana TV telecast educational programmes to Degree students through Live and recorded presentations. Telecast of these programmes is from SAPNET studios. For this the Department has to incur the following:
• Payment of Honorarium, power point and travelling expenses etc. to the live telecast presenters.
• Purchase of DV cam cassettes and DVDs for the purpose of recording the live lessons.
• Annual maintenance of the Mana TV sets
• Providing MANA TV set comprising Television set and Receiver Terminal (ROT)

• Covers 143 colleges & can communicate(1 way video and 2 way audio)
• Provides uniform teaching, one individual teacher’s expertise can be viewed and shared by all colleges
• Provides opportunity to teach with visuals and animations

• To help students in rural and remote areas where there is shortage of faculty and infrastructure facilities.
• To supplement classroom teaching for better understanding of the subject.
• To provide uniform teaching to all students.
• To provide access to students to interact with the Commissioner, subject experts, Personality Development Trainers, ELF Master Trainers and intellectuals.


Mana TV Coordinator: 

 Mr. Y. Bhaskara Rao, M. Com

Lecturer in Commerce

Mail ID:

Contact No: 9440563756



Government Degree College (Men), Srikakulam is one of the institutes that possess Mana TV set up and several of the institute faculties are actively presenting lesions in Mana TV. The following faculty of this college involved in Mana TV live programs


S. No Name of the Faculty Department Date of Presentation Topic & Youtube Link
1 Mr. M. Pradeep Biotechnology 10-07-2018 Micropropagation & rDNA technology:
27-09-2018 Student programme on Assembly & Usage of Foldscope:


2 Dr.K.Rekha Biotechnology 21-08-2018 Bio-Reactors basics,sterilization methods,Student t-test and Chi-Square test.