- Massive Open Online Courses platform will provide quality education.
- It can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, anytime
- 10 lakh students would be able to access courses simultaneously
These courses have been developed by over 1,000 expert faculty members from premier institutions like IITs, JNU, Delhi University and Anna University.
A ‘Made in India’ IT platform – MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), or Swayam – will host courses taught in classrooms from Class IX to postgraduation, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive and available free of cost. Students from various recognised institutes in India will be able to earn credits on clearing these online courses.
President Pranab Mukherjee will launch Swayam, Swayam Prabha – the platform of 32 DTH channels to deliver the courses – and National Academic Depository (NAD) which will facilitate online verification of certificates.
‘Swayam Prabha’ is conceived as a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using GSAT-15 satellite. Every day, there will be new content for at least four hours which would be repeated five more times in a day.