New Delhi, 29 December 2020: Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching, popularly known as ARPIT, an online professional development program for 15 lakhs higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. Successful completion of online exam will be equivalent to one refresher course of UGC for Career Advancement Scheme (CAS).
Enrolment is open for 48 MOOCS courses for Nov 2020-March 2021 Round. The closing date for enrolment is 31 December 2020. Hence, interested candidates and faculty members should apply online as soon as possible.
Key Dates: Start date of registration for ARPIT – 20 November 2020.
The closing date for submission of application -31 December 2020.
Start date for ARPIT 2020 is 01 December 2020
End date of ARPIT 2020 is 31 March 2021.
ARPIT prohramme is built in assessment exercises and activities as a part of the academic progression in the course. ARPIT is 40 hour programme with 20 hour of video content offered in a highly flexible format which can be done at own’s pace and time. The programme is available in the MOOCs platform SWAYAM.
Annual refresher programme for teachers in higher education institutions using the SWAYAM online portal has seen a massive jump in enrolments: Nearly 1.5 Lakh teachers (last year 50,000) enrolled for over 40 online course, as per HRD Ministry.
The course will be followed by an online exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) examination for March 2021 Round.
It would be a Computer Based Test (objective multiple-choice test) of 3 hrs duration of 100 questions of maximum 100 marks.
Faculty with such certificates can use them for availing the equivalence recognized by UGC, as a refresher course for their Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). Non-Faculty Learners also will be given certificates from SWAYAM.
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should refer the ARPIT Page of SWAYAM portal.