HRD Minister: 82 UG & 42 PG Non-Engineering courses to be offered on SWAYAM

Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

To provide relief to students, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the Students enrolled in Universities and affiliated colleges may undertake SWAYAM courses and avail credits by completing these courses as per University Grants Commission (UGC)’s present regulations.

The HRD Minister further said UGC has shared a list of 82 Under Graduate & 42 Post Graduate Non-Engineering MOOCs courses with University Vice Chancellors and College Principals, which will be offered in July Semester 2020 on SWAYAM Platform

He also added that these courses cover subject areas such as Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Biological Sciences & Bio engineering, Education, Law, Computer Science and Engineering, Commerce, Management, Pharmacy , Mathematics , History, Hindi, Sanskrit, etc.

The Minister further said that in the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic scenario, Students, Teachers, Life-long learners, Senior Citizens and Homemakers may enroll and avail the benefits of SWAYAM courses to widen their horizon of learning.

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.

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