Access to “SWAYAM”, National Online Education Platform has tripled
On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of HRD (Human Resources Department) announced that the access to the National Online Education Platform called the SWAYAM has tripled since Lock Down.
The Ministry of HRD has been trying to make sure the students can continue their education from home during the lockdown. The response has been overwhelming according to the ministry.
SWAYAM is Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. It was launched in 2014. The main aim of the online platform is to provide best quality education to around 3 crore students in the country. The SWAYAM MOOCs aims to address the needs of school level students studying 9th to 12th and to the post graduate students.
There are nine national coordinators operating SWAYAM. They are AICTE, UGC, NCERT, NPTEL, CEC, IGNOU, NIOS, NITTTR and IIMB. The platform provides self-assessment tests as well.
SWAYAM was developed by Ministry of HRD with the help of IIT Madras and NPTEL and Google.
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