SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Governmentof India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles ofEducation Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective ofthis effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all,including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge thedigital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched bythe digital revolution and have not been able to join themainstream of the knowledge economy.
This is done through an indigenous developed IT platform thatfacilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from9th class till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhereat any time. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the bestteachers in the country and are available, free of cost to theresidents in India. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty andteachers from across the Country have participated in preparingthese courses.
The courses hosted on SWAYAM will be in 4 quadrants – (1) videolecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can bedownloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests andquizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts.Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by usingaudio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy /technology. In order to ensure best quality content are producedand delivered, seven National Coordinators have been appointed:They are NPTEL for engineering, UGC for post-graduation education,CEC for under-graduate education, NCERT & NIOS for schooleducation, IGNOU for out of the school students and IIMB formanagement studies.
The SWAYAM Android application is designed for students to consumeall SWAYAM content anywhere, anytime and anywhere.
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