SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal
principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to
take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to
bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution
and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
This is done through a platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms
from Class 9 till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses
are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to
any learner. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the country have
participated in preparing these courses.
The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading
material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and
(4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning
experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art pedagogy / technology.
In order to ensure that best quality content is produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators
have been appointed. They are:
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 that come at a fee and attend
in-person at designated centres on specified dates. Eligibility for the certificate will be announced
on the course page and learners will get certificates only if this criteria is matched.
Universities/colleges approving credit transfer for these courses can use the marks/certificate
obtained in these courses for the same.