The Consortium for Educational communication (CEC) was established by the UGC in 1993 to co-ordinate the activities of the 21 EMMRCs involved in producing educational documentaries, lecture series and e-content modules on undergraduate subjects.
CEC is the National coordinator for UG and PG SWAYAM MOOC and also one of the National coordinators for DTH SWAYAMPRABHA.
Besides managing telecast streams on Vyas, 24-hour UGC higher education TV channel, the CEC programmes are telecast on DD1, DD Bharathi and Gyan Darshan. CEC organizes e-content development workshops for teachers and also provides financial assistance to those interested in developing e-content modules.
Annually CEC also organises Video Competition and Prakriti.Prakriti is an annual film festival on environment, human rights & development.Video Competition is an annual competition meant to nurture within media centres and other educational institutes in the country. National & International conventions ,conference in the field of education and communication are the main academic events organised by CEC. CEC regularly organize various capacity building programmes, technical & production related trainings, workshops on issue concerning to media,web enabled learning, production strategies, administration & accounts etc.