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President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at the Inaugural Session of the 16th Lok Sabha on 9th June 2014.

India is the world's oldest civilization. Today it is also a country with the largest population of the youth. We must equip and nurture our youth with the right kind of education, skill-set and opportunity to reap this demographic dividend. My government will strive to transition from Youth Development to Youth-led Development. It will set up Massive Open Online Courses and virtual classrooms. It will formulate a National Education Policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions.



Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, at the launch of PSLV-C23 on the morning of 30th June 2014

Space may seem distant, but is an integral part of our daily life today. It drives our modern communication, connecting even the remotest family to the mainstream. It empowers the child in the farthest village with quality education, through Long-distance Learning.

MHRD Launches SWAYAM - Online Education Programme

SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active - Learning for Young
Aspiring Minds) PROGRAMME:
Under this programme, Profesors of centrally funded institutions like IITs,IIMs, Central universities will offer online courses to citizens of our country.

MHRD Declaration 24-September-2014

Source : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=109984

Joint Declaration of Intent for cooperation in the field of higher education for Indo-US partnership for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), a programme for Online Education


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Joint Declaration of Intent between the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the U.S. Department of State for cooperation in the field of higher education for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), a programme for online education. Under the cooperation, the SWAYAM platform server will be based in India and US universities will be invited to offer post-graduate academic programs with certification on the SWAYAM platform.

The new Indo-US Partnership for Online Education (IUPOE) programme will comprise a mechanism that will enable the top universities of the US (top 100 in global ranking ) to create and share post graduate online courses (and associated assets) on the Indian "SWAYAM" platform. SWAYAM is an online platform of the Ministry of HRD through which online programmes/courses will be offered to students in India. Each American University will share courses created by its top educators. The cooperation programme will be integrated to strengthen the National Mission on Education through the use of ICT (NMEICT) in India.



Press Regarding IIT / IIM's to launch Online Courses due to Government encouragement
Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/government-interest-spurs-iits-iims-to-take-massive-open-online-courses-route/articleshow/45424426.cms

NEW DELHI: Premier institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management are planning to go the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) way, in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi planning an ambitious launch of the Swayam Bharat programme. ...



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