Society and Media SWAYAM MOOCs course rank in the best online courses among the top 100 of all time by class central which is an independent MOOCs course aggregator. Both these courses are sponsored by the University Grants Commission.
After competing with more than 15,000 Online MOOCs courses that belong to more than 100 renowned institutions across the world, the course made it to the final list. The host institution for the course is the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi.
Also, it is the only media-related course that is in the list of top 100 courses released by the website. More than 1.25 lakh online learners have given reviews and on the basis of those reviews, the rankings for the year 2020 have been constituted.
The course competes and stands tall alongside several courses that belong to some of the very renowned and top universities across the world such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Cardiff, Princeton, Cornell, Monash, Tsinghua, Tel Aviv, Wharton School among others.
This course, currently, is in the second run on the SWAYAM platform.
SWAYAM functions and operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Dr. Durgesh Tripathi who belongs to the University School of Mass Communication, GGSIPU, is the course coordinator for the society and Media course. This Course was launched on the SWAYAM platform in 2019.
The rankings for the Best online course of all time have been releasing by the Class Central from 2016 onwards. There are more than 2 million registered users on the website. The website also attracts around 40 million unique visitors each year.