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SWAYAM, which means “self” in Sanskrit, is the acronym for “Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds” is an Indian Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The Government of India has initiated and designed this scheme which aims to make learning available to all.
The scheme is designed to achieve three primary principles of Education Policy that is access, quality, and equity. The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and NPTEL, IIT Madras, with the help of Google Inc and Persistent Systems Ltd, has developed this scheme.
The SWAYAM online platform is capable of hosting 2000 courses and 80,000 hours of learning covering school, under-graduate, post-graduate, engineering, law, and other professional courses.