Swayam and MOOC coursesNovember 28, 2022 2023-01-11 6:07
Swayam and MOOC courses
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
All the courses offered by SWAYAM are recognized by the government of India. All the courses are valid in the country and also, UGC has announced“Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM” Regulations, 2016 in the Gazette of India on July 19, 2016 where credit transfer for SWAYAM courses is defined. The UGC regulation requires Universities to make changes in their rules and regulation to incorporate provision for credit mobility and MOOC courses under the SWAYAM platform. The certificates of degrees and diploma will be given on clearing the criteria of course taken and that certificate will be credit mobility for academic credits. The current guideline of UGC constrains just 40 percent of the courses for a degree-level-program.
SWAYAM website hyperlink to select the subject-wise courses:
Dr. Vijay K. Joshi, Swayam Coordinator