The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notification regarding UGC SWAYAM Courses for January 2023 Semester. The notification was issued on 19th January, 2023.
These include a total of four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These will be offered on the SWAYAM Platform from January 2023.
Three MOOCs are related to the revival of India as a Global Centre of Buddhist Culture and Tourism. These include:
- History of Indian
- Buddhism Abhidhamma (Pali)
- Buddhist Philosophy
UGC has also developed a MOOC course on Community Engagement and Social Responsibility. This was a major recommendation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. This MOOC course will be a part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) in India.
The details of these MOOCs with start/end date and SWAYAM Platform course link is also provided in the notification.
Higher Education institutions (HEls) are requested to get these MOOCs approved and adopted through their statutory bodies as per the University Grants Commission (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) Regulations, 2021.