The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a list of 83 undergraduate (UG) and 40 postgraduate (PG) courses that can be offered through the SWAYAM platform for the July 2021 semester. The courses offered on the education ministry’s e-learning platform are all non-engineering ones.
Earlier, in March this year, the UGC framed a regulation to allow universities to offer courses online. The UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) Regulations, 2021 allowed institutions to offer 40% of the total courses in a particular programme in a semester through the SWAYAM platform.
In the current scenario of the second wave of the COVID-19, the UGC has urged universities and colleges to optimum use of the SWAYAM online platform and popularise SWAYAM courses amongst students and faculty through websites and various social media handles.
“The list of 83 UG & 40 PG MOOCs courses are ready to be offered on the SWAYAM platform in July-October Semester 2021,” reads the UGC letter. The UGC letter suggests: “the Academic Council may approve and adopt SWAYAM Courses on the recommendation of Dean Academics/Heads of Department for credit transfer and ratified.”
It has also asked universities that have accepted SWAYAM courses for credit transfer and those in the process for the same to fill the UGC online form.
Check official notification here