SWAYAM Plus platform

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Overview:

Recently, the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched the ‘SWAYAM Plus’ platform.

About SWAYAM Plus platform

  • It offers courses developed collaboratively with the industry.
  • This platform aims to enhance employability of both college students and lifelong learners.
  • It will offer programmes in sectors like Manufacturing, Energy, Computer Science and Engineering/IT/ITES, Management Studies, Healthcare, Hospitality and Tourism besides Indian Knowledge Systems.
  • Objectives
    • It primarily focuses on building an ecosystem for all stakeholders in professional and career development, including learners, course providers, industry, academia, and strategic partners.
    • It enables a mechanism that provides credit recognition for high-quality certifications and courses offered by the best industry and academia partners.
    • Reaching a large learner base by catering to learning across the country, with a focus on reaching learners from tiers 2 and 3 towns and rural areas.
    • It also envisions bringing in features such as access to mentorship, scholarships and job placements as value-added services in due course of time, thus building a digital ecosystem for learners to pursue upskilling and re-skilling at all levels, namely certificate, diploma or degree.
  • It features innovative elements such as multilingual content (available in 12 major Indian languages of the country), AI-enabled guidance, credit recognition, and pathways to employment.
  • These employability and professional development‐focused programmes have been developed with industry players including L&T, Microsoft and CISCO.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will be operating this Platform. 

Q1) What is SWAYAM?

It is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. 

Source: Education Minister launches SWAYAM Plus platform