SWAYAM is an online learning programme developed by Ministry of Education and NPTEL, IIT Madras and is 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. This is done through a platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to any learner. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the country have participated in preparing these courses.
The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants ‚Äď (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology. In order to ensure that best quality content is produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators such as NPTEL, AICTE, UGC, CEC etc have been appointed. Courses delivered through SWAYAM are available free of cost to the learners, however learners wanting a SWAYAM certificate should register for the final proctored exams that come at a fee and attend in-person at designated centres on specified dates. Eligibility for the certificate will be announced on the course page and learners will get certificates only if this criteria is matched. Universities/colleges approving credit transfer for these courses can use the marks/certificate obtained in these courses for the same.
With reference to our request submitted on 23rd October 2019 for establishing K. E. College as a LOCAL CHAPTER of SWAYAM-NPTEL, the same was sanctioned on 8th November 2019 and K.E College has got approval as a LOCAL CHAPTER of SWAYAM-NPTEL with LC ID:3286. Many of our faculty members and Post Graduate students have successfully completed various courses in SWAYAM during 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic year. The list and details of various courses are available at the SWAYAM Portal