The Ministry of Human Resource Development is gearing up to get all the 1900+ SWAYAM courses and 60000 SWAYAM PRABHA videos translated into 10 regional languages, to increase their reach.
The SWAYAM programme was initiated and designed by the Government of India to ensure access, equity and quality in terms of learning content. The initiative ensures access to quality learning resources to all, free of cost. It ensures that everyone benefits from the digital revolution.
More than 26 lakh students are benefitting from 574 courses under SWAYAM ever since their launch. The most widely consumed content, and the content meant for the first year of engineering courses will be translated first. National Coordinators (NCs) will be taking on this translation work.
Advisories have been issued to the directors of IITs to assist the NCs in this translation work, and in the creation of new content to fill the gaps, and also accept credit transfer.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be following up with various universities and institutions to accept SWAYAM credits. This will allow students to do part of their course through massive open online course (MOOC) and partly from various colleges.
SWAYAM PRABHA is a group of 32 DTH channels telecasting high-quality educational programmes around the clock, using the GSAT-15 satellite. New content is added daily, for at least (4) hours, which is repeated five times a day, so that students can watch and learn at their convenience.
The content for SWAYAM PRABHA will also be enhanced and improved by collecting content from willing contributors under the Vidya Daan Programme. Each NC will set up a subject expert committee for content approval before uploading the same on SWAYAM PRABHA.