University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed all universities across India to enable credit transfer for SWAYAM courses. Moreover, UGC requests all universities to support facilitating Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The SWAYAM platform offers MOOCs for the benefit of learners.
UGC said the credit transfer should be allowed to the students who have chosen the course on the SWAYAM platform. The SWAYAM stands for Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds, a platform made for the advantage of students.
On Twitter, UGC tweeted, “Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) offers flexibility and benefits to learners for enrolling in several courses together. Therefore, in availing many certificates and knowledge.” Further, UGC requested higher education institutes to adopt SWAYAM courses to provide more boons to students in the same tweet.
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On the other hand, in the letter to the universities’ vice-chancellors, UGC wrote, “The SWAYAM platform had launched in 2017. And currently, it offers 7115 courses. More than 2 crore learners have enrolled in these courses. Moreover, the platform has issued over 11 lakhs certificates.”
Additionally, the letter reads, “During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the users of the platform increased. The increment on SWAYAM platforms was observed around 2.5 lakh times.”
Besides, over 70 percent of students studying from around 337 higher education institutions or universities in India showed interest in SWAYAM. They conveyed their interest in credit transfer for SWAYAM courses.
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