The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed universities and colleges to offer up to 40 per cent of the syllabus of a programme in a semester online through the government's e-learning platform SWAYAM.
Swayam or Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds is the country’s national Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) platform.
UGC as the national coordinator for non-technology postgraduate courses has developed 145 MOOCs and offered 208 MOOCs on the SWAYAM platform.
UGC, in the Gazette notification, has said that “Every higher education institution shall within four weeks from the date of publication of these regulations in the official Gazette make the necessary amendments, as may be required, in their statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations to adopt and incorporate the provisions of these regulations for seamless integration through SWAYAM based online courses,”.
It also added that no university shall refuse any student for credit mobility of courses earned through the SWAYAM platform.