MOOCs through SWAYAM & SWAYAM PRABHA

Greetings from Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management, (BCCM), Bhubaneswar.

Add wings to your degree by doing world-class learning through SWAYAM. Switch to smart education and acquire skills that meet your needs. Build skills with courses, certificates and degrees online from world-class faculty. Join your course to achieve your goals and success. Start streaming on-demand, video lectures from top instructors in the subjects like business, computer science, data science, engineering, language learning, humanities, science etc. Showcase your new abilities with course, specialization and professional certificates for every program. SWAYAM-AICTE courses are enhancing learning through technology. SWAYAM ensures quality education to all without the geographical barriers. No age, no boundaries, no more limitations.

About SWAYAM
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by MHRD, Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy: access, equity and quality. SWAYAM is an indigenous platform, which provides repository of interactive electronic learning resources under a single window. It provides credit and non-credit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It enables the students to virtually attend courses taught by the best faculty and earn credits as per the UGC/ AICTE Regulations, 20l6. The credits earned by students in SWAYAM MOOCs are transferable in any Indian University/Institute. Therefore, students can opt for SWAYAM MOOCs and seek transfer of credits.

Two types of courses are offered on SWAYAM platform: Credit Courses and Non-Credit Courses. Credit courses are offered for each semester in January and July every year. The list is available on SWAYAM official website: https://swayam.gov.in. Technical courses of AICTE and non-technical SWAYAM-MOOCs approved by SWAYAM Board are offered on single platform SWAYAM.

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 at designated centres by paying a nominal fee on pre-specified dates. Students securing minimum pass marks are awarded a joint certificate by SWAYAM and the MOOC host institution. Credits earned in SWAYAM MOOC will be transferred to the ongoing academic record/ regular degree of the student in BCCM. For transfer of credits, the students must inform and obtain a written prior-permission from the Director cum Dean (Academics).

The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution. It enables best professors and faculty to teach a massive number of students.

SWAYAM-AICTE Online Courses

All SWAYAM and AICTE courses are offered through SWAYAM portal. SWAYAM portal offers 4-, 8- or 12-week online courses typically on topics relevant to students in all years of higher education along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities with exposure to relevant tools and technologies online.

  • SWAYAM platform is developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and AICTE.
  • SWAYAM is an on demand digital platform for distance education.
  • To register for SWAYAM MOOC, no mandatory qualifications are required. There is a flexibility in learning.
  • SWAYAM hosts all courses being taught from 9th class to PG, to be accessed by all free of cost.
  • Non-Credit Course includes courses like awareness programme, continuing education programme or training of specific skill set as independent course which are not part of any set curriculum and are of shorter duration. For example, foreign language courses.
  • Credit Course is a course which is taught for at least one semester as a part of subject/programme
  • Credit Transfer: UGC and AICTE has adopted SWAYAM courses for credit transfer. At the end of each course, student is assessed through proctored examination and the marks/grades secured by the student are transferable to his/ her academic record if he/she is studying in any institution.
  • Students can pursue 20% courses of a regular university programme through SWAYAM MOOCs.
  • SWAYAM MOOCs are broadly categorized into Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Agriculture and Food Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology And Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Design Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical And Materials Engineering, Multidisciplinary, Ocean Engineering, Physics, Textile Engineering etc.
  • Four quadrant approach is followed in SWAYAM MOOC: eTutorial, eContents, Web-resources, Self-assessment, and discussion forum. Enjoy the learning by using audio-video, multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology. Reading material can be downloaded / printed. There is a discussion forum for raising doubts and clarifying them on a near real time basis.
  • SWAYAM is a One-stop web and mobile based interactive e-content for all courses. SWAYAM is going to be the world’s biggest repository of interactive electronic learning resource under a single window. So far, more than 1,25,00,000 students have got themselves registered on SWAYAM platform.
Procedure to opt for SWAYAM MOOCs
  • The students opting for the SWAYAM MOOCs must register themselves on SWAYAM platform well before the last date at https://swayam.gov.in
  • The required facilities for the credit SWAYAM MOOC like laboratories, computer facilities, library, Wife, 24 x 7 Internet facility etc. will be made accessible to the students by the Institute for free.
SWAYAM-PRABHA
  • SWAYAM MOOCs videos are also transmitted in ‘SWAYAM Prabha’ DTH education channels on 24X7 basis. Every day, there is a new content for at least four hours, which would be repeated five times a day allowing the students to choose the time of their convenience.
  • AICTE Video Contents have been made accessible to all through Campus Wide Network / Wifi. LED along with DD Free Dish for SWAYAM-PRABHA Program has been installed in the TV room The students can visit and watch SWAYAM MOOC lectures as per schedule.
What BCCM expects from you?
  • All students must visit SWAYAM portal and get themselves registered.
  • Download SWAYAM android mobile app from Google Play. All SWAYAM MOOCs are accessible through this app on mobile. 24 x 7 Internet with Wifi facility available in the institute as well as in the Hostel for free.
  • You should also enroll for non-credit courses of your choice to earn and share valued certificates.
  • Every student of the Institute should register for at least one SWAYAM MOOC.
  • Students are encouraged to opt for flipped classroom model wherein the SWAYAM videos are seen by students at home with subsequent discussion in the class. It would help in improving the quality of learning.
  • Students can watch SWAYAM-PRABHA Program DTH education channels at the TV room.
  • Each student should opt for Credit and Non-Credit courses of choice from SWAYAM. However, the credit courses wherein transfer of credits to the Institute academic degree are required, must be opted through Director cum Dean (Academics) only with prior permission.