Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued an important notice regarding the examination dates for the July 2021 semester courses offered by several National Coordinators like IGNOU, IIM-B, NITTTR and CEC.

As per the notice, the SWAYAM examination for the students, working professionals, lifelong learners, who have enrolled for the July 2021 semesters offered by the National Coordinators, has been scheduled for February 4 and February 5, 2022.

“The proctored examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at designated examination centres throughout the country. The exam registration form is live and available on SWAYAM home page,” the UGC notice read.

In another notice, the Commission has asked the vice-chancellors of universities and college principals in the country to adopt SWAYAM courses for credit transfer and encourage students to enrol in these courses.

The 'Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds' (SWAYAM) platform, a Government of India's Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) platform, set up with the objective to ensure that every student in our country has access to the best quality of higher education at an affordable cost.

Since 2016, 2448 unique MOOCs have been developed for SWAYAM, 6,945 courses delivered with an enrolment of more than 2.47 crore students. Over 8.63 lakh students approximately have been certified to date.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Universities and Colleges continued to make optimum use of the SWAYAM platform for the benefit of the students/learners for uninterrupted teaching and learning.