EDUSAT is the satellite exclusively devoted to meet the demands of educational sector. It was launched on September 20, 2004 by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to meet ever increasing demand for an interactive satellite-based distance education system for the country.

The Karnataka State government, Higher Education Minister R.V. Deshpande, launched EDUSAT programme in August 2013 which aimed at bridging the gap in teaching infrastructure between rural and urban students. The programme, through which students in government first grade colleges and government engineering and government polytechnic colleges will benefit, is being delivered with assistance from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).

The EDUSAT studio is housed at the Government Institute of Printing Technology building here. It is a joint project of the Department of Collegiate Education and the Department of Technical Education. Programmes will be uplinked through the hub facilities provided by ISRO at the Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT).