The Indian School Certificate Examinations Board issued a notification on Monday, January 24, 2022. The notification is for registration and enrollment of students in class 11 and 12 on the SWAYAM portal. The notification mentioned that after registration, candidates will be able to access the courses and online courses offered by NCERT.
SWAYAM stands for Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. The Ministry of Education launched it in July 2017. SWAYAM is a platform that offers Mass Open Online Courses or MOOCs. NCERT offers online courses for the school education system in 11 subjects (Accounting, Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, English, and Sociology) for grades XI and XII. Interested students can register before March 31, 2022. Here’s how interested students can take advantage of free online courses.
The official notification from CISCE reads: “In the current cycle, NCERT is offering 28 MOOCs in 11 subjects for students in Classes XI and XII from December 20, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Course registration is open until as of March 31, 2022. Attached is the NCERT MOOCs flyer with course details and clickable links for the information page Keeping the current COVID-19 scenario, these online courses can support lifelong learning students in virtual mode »
Here’s how to apply for SWAYAM online courses
- Applicants should go to SWAYAM portal – swayam.gov.in
- On the home page, click on the login option and register using the correct credentials
- After registration, applicants will need to click ‘Continue with SWAYAM’
- In the next step, click on “Secondary and Sr. Secondary Courses (NCERT)”
- Candidates will be redirected to another page where they will have to choose the preferred course
- Candidates must click on “Register course on SWAYAM” and self-register.
The goal of encouraging students to enroll in these online courses is to keep the learning process, which has seen many interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continuous for students. The creation of the SWAYAM portal was done with the aim of bridging the digital divide for students who remain untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. The goal is to make education accessible to all.
SWAYAM not only offers online courses for school education, but also offers courses for out-of-school education, undergraduate education, and postgraduate education. Classes are free, however, to receive a SWAYAM certificate, learners must register for paid proctored final exams and attend in person at designated centers on specified dates. For more information on online courses available to students, applicants should visit swayam.gov.in