Vikash Sharma

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued an important notice regarding 1183 online credit courses comprising 16 Yoga credit courses offered on the SWAYAM Platform and its dissemination among students and faculty for enrolment and credit transfer.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had earlier notified the UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through (SWAYAM) Regulations, 2O21 during March, 2O21 which facilitates an Institution/University to allow credit transfer up to 4O% of the total courses being offered by any higher education institution in a particular programme in a semester through online learning courses on SWAYAM Platform.

AICTE has also adopted the credit transfer up to 40% on UGC pattern in continuation of AICTE (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation.

“The students studying in conventional Institutes/Colleges can transfer the credits earned through the SWAYAM Courses into their academic records. About 295 Institutions/Universities have recognized the SWAYAM Courses for credit transfer so far and many others are in the process of doing the same,” the AICTE letter read.

It is pertinent to mention here that the national online education MOOCs platform ‘SWAYAM was launched by the Ministry of Education on July 19, 2017. Over 3000 courses have been offered through SWAYAM and the total enrolment in these courses has crossed 3.89 crore.

As per AICTE, 1183 online credit courses consisting of 16 Yoga Credit Courses are offered on SWAYAM Platform for learners for the January 2024 semester. The examinations for these Credit Courses have been scheduled to be conducted by the National Testing Agency on May 18, 19, 25 and May 26, 2024.