IIT Mandi Community Radio
Students: Jaydeep Gondaliya,
M. R. Srinath,
Mentors: Dr. Bhavender Paul,
Dr. Arnav Bhavsar
Visit: IIT Mandi Radio Website
Community Radio in India, as a campaign started in 1990’s. It’s a
great medium to bridge gap between various communities and their
sub-classes. IIT Mandi Community Radio intends to work towards the
same objective. It is also one of the low-cost and effective way of
transmitting information to the community, which includes nearby
Kamand region apart from the very diverse IIT Mandi campus community.
This is a very simple yet a powerful initiative which will expand
into terrestrial radio at the final stage.
The fully operational web-based radio is set
up in PC lab using GRINS software (Figure 6)
which includes following functionalities:
Where the speaker needs to be at a server computer
(in PC lab); on-spot programmes will be
broadcasted on web
This requires the audio file (.mp3) which can be uploaded on the software and played for listeners.
Scheduling of Programmes:
Our Community Radio also allows scheduling of
programmes at a required specific time. This
feature will ensure that we don’t need a person
for whole day to operate it. We can specify the
time at which we want to broadcast an audio
A call can be made between the Radio Jockey
and a caller (community person asking questions/requesting songs or any guest on call)
which will be heard by listeners live. The software
has functionality of offline as well as
Listeners can provide us with their valuable response
via SMS also. This facility can be used
for feedback purpose or for polling purpose. It
can be also used as a channel to make a request
from listeners’ end regarding the content of
Tracking number of listeners:
The Radio will support the feature of tracking
the no. of listeners while broadcasting.
This is done by managing the IP address count
on the server side.
Please download executive summary, report and poster for more details.