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Massive Open Online Courses by IITs via SWAYAM portal

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New Delhi: The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being run from the ‘SWAYAM’ portal launched by the Government of India for providing online learning on anyone, anytime, anywhere basis. Out of total (213) Courses available on the SWAYAM portal, (102) courses are prepared by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question said that the cost of developing the course is met by Government @ Rs. 10 lakhs per course. All the courses on SWAYAM platform are available free of cost and no fee is collected from the students.

UGC and AICTE have issued ‘Credit Framework for online learning courses (MOOCs) through SWAYAM, Regulation 2016’; allowing upto 20% courses, taken Online through SWAYAM, to be counted for academic credit.

Courses delivered through SWAYAM are available free of cost to the learners, however students wanting certifications shall be registered, shall be offered a certificate on successful completion of the course, with a little fee. At the end of each course, there will be an assessment of the student through proctored examination and the marks/grades secured in this exam could be transferred to the academic record of the students.

 

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