22.5.20

Message from UGC to universities! Students can avail credits for MOOC courses offered on HRD's Swayam platform

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed universities and colleges to use the 82 undergraduate and 42 postgraduate Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) available on the HRD Ministry's 'Swayam' platform for credit transfer.

"The students enrolled in universities and affiliated colleges may undertake Swayam courses and avail credits by completing these courses as per the University Grants Commission's (UGC) present regulations on credit framework for online learning courses," Union HRD Minister Rameh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.
 
"UGC has shared a list of 82 undergraduate and 42 postgraduate non-engineering MOOCs with university vice-chancellors and college principals which will be offered in July semester 2020 on the Swayam platform," he added.
 
According to an official statement, Swayam (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is a platform developed by the HRD Ministry to achieve the three cardinal principles of education policy access, equity and quality.

UGC's letter to VC's of Universities

In its letter to the vice-chancellors of universities and the principals of colleges, the UGC has said, "Since the lockdown was announced, Swayam which houses a repository of 1,900 courses, has been accessed by 50,000 learners, which is over and above 25 lakh students and learners who are already enrolled in the January 2020 semester of Swayam".

"The Swayam examination for the postgraduate and undergraduate Swayam courses for July 2020 semester to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) are scheduled for November 14-15. You are requested to factor in these dates while fixing your university or institution examination calendar to avoid any clash of dates," the letter said.
 
Source:www.indiatoday.in
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