SWAYAM ( A Free Online Course ), Initiated by Government of India, designed to achieve the Three Cardinal Principles of Education Policy namely Access, Equity and Quality. The key objective is to take the best teaching learning resources to all in a motto improve the Quality of Education. SWAYAM will helps to reduce the digital bridge among the students who have been remain untouched by the DIGITAL REVOLUTION.
This Program has been developed through an Indigenous IT platform with Collaboration with Seven National Co-Ordinators NPTEL for engineering, UGC for post-graduation education, CEC for under-graduate education, NCERT & NIOS for school education, IGNOU for out of the school students and IIMB for management studies. The Faculties from these institutions from Class 9 till Post Graduation and can be accessed by anyone, at anytime everywhere with Basic Internet Facilty. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to the residents in India. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the Country have participated in preparing these courses.
SWAYAM will be in 4 quadrants – 1. Video Lectures that are Live and Pre Recorded, (2) Study Materials – specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) Assessment: self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Government has taken steps to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology with the help of Institution, NGO’s, CSC (Common Service Centers) available at their respective Localities.