Srinagar, Jun 7: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested the Universities to adopt the courses offered through Study Webs of Active–Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) platform, so that the students’ community is able to get maximum benefits.
UGC has said that the Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM regulations, 2021 facilitates an institution to allow up to 40 percent of the total courses being offered in a particular programme in a semester through the online learning courses.
The UGC official in a communiqué has said, “I am delighted to share with you that since the launch of SWAYAM Platform in 2017 , at least 7115 courses have been offered with an enrolment of 2.72 Crore learners, and 11.13 Lakhs certificates issued through the Platform.”
“In addition, during the lockdown owing to the unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic, SWAYAM Platform saw increased usages, nearly 2.5 lakh times,” it reads.
The Ministry of Education conducted an online survey in May, 2022 to understand students’ outlook for SWAYAM MOOCs. This survey provides inputs and insights into students’ preference at both National level and State level.
UGC said that “The survey shows that more than 70 percent students of over 10,000 spanning 338 Universities and institutions across 29 states expressed interest in availing credit transfer of SWAYAM courses.”
“I would like to reiterate that SWAYAM provides flexibility and opportunity to students to enroll in multiple courses and avail multiple certificates,” the official said.
UGC therefore has requested all the universities to adopt the courses offered through SWAYAM platform, so that the students’ community is able to get maximum benefits.