SWAYAM – NPTEL
It is a program initiated by Government ofIndia and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Educational Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remain untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities and science streams for more than a decade. These are available at: http://nptel.ac.in. From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate form the IITs! These are available at: https://swayam.gov.in/NPTEL.