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Six courses of SWAYAM appear in best 30 online courses of 2019 in the Class Central list AND HRD Minister urges students to explore UGC MOOCs for various UG and PG courses
April 30, 2020 • BKK NEWS - बी.के.के. न्यूज़ (सम्पादक - राधेश्याम चौऋषिया) • देश विदेश
Ministry of Human Resource Development

Six courses of SWAYAM appear in best 30 online courses of 2019 in the Class Central list

The Class Central (a free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.) has released the list of best 30 online courses of 2019 out of which 6 courses are from SWAYAM.

The ‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds' (SWAYAM) an integrated platform for online courses, using information and communication technology (ICT) which covers school (9th to 12th) to Post Graduate Level. Till date, a total of 2867 Courses have been offered through SWAYAM and 568 courses have been uploaded to offer for January 2020 Semester. About 57 lakhs (57,84,770) unique users / registrations have been made on SWAYAM platform and about 1.25 cr (125,04,722) enrollments in various courses of SWAYAM. It also offers online courses for students, teachers and teacher educators. It may be accessed on swayam.gov.in.

 

Following 6 courses of SWAYAM have been listed in the best 30 online coursed of 2019.

 

1. Academic WritingH.N.B Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal 

2. Digital MarketingPunjab University Chandigarh.

3. ANIMATIONs:    Banaras Hindu University.

4. Mathematical Economics: Doon University, Dehradun

5. Python for Data Science: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

6. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)Avianshilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

Minister Pokhriyal asked students to explore the platform and take up the course of their choice on the microblogging site, Twitter.

Union HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday invited students to explore UG and PG courses offered on UGC MOOCs, a vertical of SWAYAM, or the Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds.

Minister Pokhriyal asked students to explore the platform and take up the course of their choice on the microblogging site, Twitter. 

The vertical provides 100 PG courses and 207 UG courses across various subjects.

According to the PTI report, the National Online Education Platform SWAYAM has been accessed nearly 2.5 lakh times till April 8, which is about a five times increase over the figure of 50,000 strikes in the last week of March.

Last week, the education minister had asked all Post Graduate (PG) students in the country to take advantage of the high-quality content available on the e-PG Pathshala platform during the lockdown.

Here’s the direct link to UGC MOOCs.