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SWAYAM

 

SWAYAM

SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and 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.

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The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (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 have been appointed. They are:

  • AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) for self-paced and international courses
  • NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) for Engineering
  • UGC (University Grants Commission) for non technical post-graduation education
  • CEC (Consortium for Educational Communication) for under-graduate education 
  • NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) for school education
  • NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) for school education
  • IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) for out-of-school students
  • IIMB (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) for management studies
  • NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research) for Teacher Training programme

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.

Users can access the Swayam Portal through https://swayam.gov.in/https://swayam.gov.in/ for e-learning

SWAYAM PRABHA

The SWAYAM PRABHA is a group of 22 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite. Every day, there will be new content for at least (4) hours which would be repeated 5 more times in a day, allowing the students to choose the time of their convenience. The channels are uplinked from BISAG-N, Gandhinagar. The contents are provided by NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU. The INFLIBNET Centre maintains the web portal.

The DTH Channels shall cover the following:

  • Higher Education: Curriculum-based course contents at post-graduate and under-graduate level covering diverse disciplines such as arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture, etc. All courses would be certification-ready in their detailed offering through SWAYAM, the platform being developed for offering MOOCs courses.
  • School education (9-12 levels): modules for teacher's training as well as teaching and learning aids for children of India to help them understand the subjects better and also help them in preparing for competitive examinations for admissions to professional degree programmes.
  • Curriculum-based courses that can meet the needs of life-long learners of Indian citizens in India and abroad.
  • Assist students (class 11th & 12th) prepare for competitive exams.

Users can access the Swayam Portal through https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/ for enthusiastic learning.

NPTEL Local Chapter

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities and science streams for more than a decade. From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate from the IITs!

These are available at:
http://nptel.ac.in
https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in.

We are one of the members in Active local chapters. By preparing and appearing for the NPTEL online examinations conducted by various IITs, one student can develop the following soft skills.

  • English language (Communication skills)
  • Technical knowledge in depth beyond curriculum
  • Value addition
  • Computer knowledge for applying any course or jobs
  • Ability to read and follow instructions
  • Improvement in listening, speaking and writing skills
  • Positive usage of Internet
  • Confidence in appearing competitive examinations
  • Time Management and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in online examination
  • Self confidence and self motivation (I can do anything)
  • Making Decisions ( What I have to do)
  • Courage to face any difficult situation positively.
  • Team work and Leadership skills (While doing the task)
  • Creativity and problem solving (while aiming success and topper)
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