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Microsoft & AICTE signed agreement to build app for HRD Ministry’s SWAYAM platform

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All Indian Council for Technical Education(AICTE) signed agreement with Microsoft and chosen Microsoft as their Technical partner for Online Courses

 

Features of the app:

  • The Online Course programme is named as SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-microsoftLearning for Young Aspiring Mind)
  • About 2,000 Massive Open Online Courses to be started
  • Over 3 Crore Students and public will be nurtured under the Courses
  • UGC (Credit Framework for online learning courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016 has been approved by the Ministry for successful implemention of the app.

Procedures of the UGC Regulation 2016:

  • SWAYAM Platform will hold the Online Courses by a partner Institution the National Massive Open Online Courses Coordinator
  • Table of Online Courses are offered in each semester will be informed to the Registrars
  • Free Physical Facilities like Laboratories, Computer Facilities and Library will be provided to Parent Institutions
  • AICTE will acquire the entire App from Microsoft after successful implementation after 3 years
  • A worth of 38 Crore rupees has been signed between Microsoft and All India Council of Technical Education.

About All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

  • Statutory body a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Established in November 1945
  • Roles: Accredits PG and UG programs under categories at Institutions and Universities as per it charter