The new facility connecting Calicut University with other higher education centres across the country using EDUSAT was opened at the university on 18, Thursday, August 2005. The facility was inaugurated by the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) director G.D. Sharma (in Delhi ) by interacting
with the Calicut University Vice-Chancellor Syed Iqbal Hasnain via video conferencing. The visual-classroom required for the facility was set up at the Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) in the university. The learning objects and other contents needed for the system will be produced by various EMMRCs in the country. Sharma said the facility which is now available at 25 University Centres will soon be made available at all the universities and colleges across the country. The system is for equal distribution of knowledge and for sharing resources, which will even benefit remoter places, across the country.