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Microsoft to design app for HRD Ministry’s SWAYAM platform

The technology giant Microsoft is going to design mobile application for Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry’s SWAYAM platform.

Under this platform ministry is going to launch 2000 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for over three crore students in the year 2016.

Key Facts

  • Microsoft will be deploying the team of professionals to set up the state of the art mobile application.
  • In this regard, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has signed a deal of 38 Crore rupees with Microsoft.
  • Microsoft will be running the app for three years and later AICTE will take over it.

SWAYAM:  It stands for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. It is the Indian electronic e-education platform which proposes to offer courses from the high school stage to Post-Graduate stage in an interactive electronic platform.

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