Online Courses by SWAYAM


Online Courses by SWAYAM

SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity 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 hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

This is done through a platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to any learner. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the country have participated in preparing these courses.

The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology.

 In order to ensure that best quality content is produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators have been appointed. They are:


  AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) for self-paced and international courses

  NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) for Engineering

  UGC (University Grants Commission) for non-technical post-graduation education

  CEC (Consortium for Educational Communication) for under-graduate education

  NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) for school education

  NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) for school education

  IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) for out-of-school students

  IIMB (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) for management studies

  NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research) for Teacher Training programme

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 centres on specified dates. Eligibility for the certificate will be announced on the course page and learners will get certificates only if this criteria is matched. Universities/colleges approving credit transfer for these courses can use the marks/certificate obtained in these courses for the same.

How to apply for the SWAYAM Courses?

1.    Step 1Search for the SWAYAM website or you can click on to go directly to                  the website.

2.   Step  2The webpage will open and you can register on the website by clicking on SIGN-           IN/REGISTER button.

3.   Step 3After registering on the website click on All Courses at the top of the page to find the relevant course. The page will appear which shows all the courses.

4.   Step 4You can find the course of your choice by searching in the Course Catalog option or by scrolling down. You can also apply a filter (shown on the left of the above image) to search for the course according to your convenience.

5.  Step 5After choosing your favorite course click on it. This will direct you to the page showing all the information about that particular course. You can get every information about that course and can join the course by clicking on the JOIN button.


I hope, the information is helpful for you to find free courses by the government of India. Enroll yourself now and get started with government authorize short-term courses.



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