Study webs of Active learning for young Aspiring Minds- SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the threecardinal Principles of Education Policy Viz., “Access,Equality 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 hither to remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the Knowledge economy In order to ensure that best quality content is produced and delivered nine National Coordinators have been appointed. They are AICTE, NPTEL, UGC, CEC, NCERT, NIOS, IGNOU, IIMB and NITTTR.
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 centers on specified dates. Eligibility for the Certificate will be announced on the course page and learners will get certificates only if this criterion is matched. Universities/ Colleges approving credit transfer for these courses with the approval of duly formed Boards of Studies can use the marks/ certificate obtained in these courses for the same.
Bharathiar University helps the students to identify courses that can be done on SWAYAM and assists UGC SWAYAM in developing Courses by the academic and faculty members of the University and affiliated colleges. Additionally, the Bharathiar University SWAYAM Office extends its service in assisting the course Co-ordinatoror Principal Investigators in the following:
- Writing proposal for developing courses under UGC SWAYAM MOOCs
- Preparing the required documents to be submitted along with the MOOCs proposal
- Getting the “Letter of Consent to be the HOST Institution” from Bharathiar University Course Content including the Audio-Video content preparation.