A Complete List of SWAYAM Free Online Courses and MOOCs (2019)
SWAYAM is India’s national MOOC platform, designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of India’s Education Policy: access, equity and quality.
Class Central has been keeping track of SWAYAM’s progress since the platform was first announced back in August 2014. Since its beta launch in July 2017, the platform has enrolled over 10 million learners. At the rate it’s growing, in a few years, SWAYAM could become the world’s largest MOOC provider, offering courses in a wide variety of disciplines from prestigious Indian institutions such as IITs and Central Universities.
In July 2019, SWAYAM’s homepage and course catalog were revamped, notably to include all courses offered by NPTEL, a group comprising some of India’s most prominent engineering institutions. All these courses can be taken for free. Students can also choose to pay a small fee (about $15) to sit a proctored exam in an examination center in India to earn a certificate of completion.
Certificates may, in turn, be used by students enrolled in India’s higher education to earn academic credit for completing SWAYAM courses earmarked as credit-eligible by their universities. If you’d like to know more about how India is leveraging SWAYAM at the university level, In India, MOOCs Are Now Part of the Education System.
- Computer Science (36 courses)
- Programming (14 courses)
- Engineering (137 courses)
- Science (93 courses)
- Social Sciences (44 courses)
- Humanities (31 courses)
- Art & Design (17 courses)
- Health & Medicine (8 courses)
- Business (58 courses)
- Data Science (8 courses)
- Mathematics (25 courses)
- Personal Development (9 courses)
- Education & Teaching (16 courses)