1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

1st Annual Online Refresher Course in Chemistry Begins in India

Chemistry has always been an essential component of the Science curriculum. It’s extremely important that an online course of Chemistry happens to draw attention to the subject. This is exactly what happened a month ago – the first annual online refresher course in Chemistry. What is it? The first annual online refresher course in chemistry for all chemistry teachers of universities and colleges across India happened on November 1. This course was developed by the…

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Engineering Self Esteem

Engineering Self Esteem

One of the greatest contributions of the IITs and IISc to society are the NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) courses in engineering and sciences. What is it? NPTEL is one of a educational platform in the world. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, which funded this initiative, has made these courses available free of cost to the public. NPTEL courses are an important part of India’s Massive Open Online Courses, SWAYAM. How is…

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Govt. Launches SWAYAM e-Learning Platform

Govt. Launches SWAYAM e-Learning Platform

Several students graduate every year without any employable skills. Several others don’t have the means to acquire a basic diploma for an employment opportunity of their choice. To eradicate this skill and education gap, the Indian govt. has come up with an e-learning platform, SWAYAM where teachers from different varsities are taking classes. What is it? An All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved e-learning platform started by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development…

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e-Learning across Indian Schools and Universities, a MHRD directive

e-Learning across Indian Schools and Universities, a MHRD directive

The Government is planning to take on the education deficit in the country by enabling e-learning facilities in schools and universities. Recently, the Government of India announced that the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched multiple schemes to promote e-learning amongst students in schools and universities. The progress of MHRD was shared by the Minister of State (HRD) Dr Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to a question from the Rajya Sabha or Council…

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HRD Ministry to Launch Swayam MOOCs Platform on August 15

HRD Ministry to Launch Swayam MOOCs Platform on August 15

The HRD Ministry is mulling launching its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform ‘Swayam’ that will host over 2,000 courses for up to 3 crore students across the country on August 15. “The preparations for the project are on in full swing. The project has the capacity to revolutionise the education system. It is expected to be launched by the prime minister on August 15,” a source in the ministry said. SWAYAM is an Information…

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Two Student-made Satellites Launched by ISRO

Two Student-made Satellites Launched by ISRO

Two Indian student-made satellites were launched by ISRO in the record-breaking 20-satellite launch on Wednesday. Sathyabamasat The Sathyabamasat, made by students of Sathyabama University in Chennai, weighs less than 1.5 kg. It is fairly advanced and functional for an amateur satellite, monitoring more greenhouse gases than other greenhouse gas monitoring satellites that were its co-passengers in the same launch vehicle. The Sathyabamasat can detect levels of water vapour, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane and hydrogen…

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HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

HRD Minister Unveils Web Platform for Inclusive Higher Education

The HRD ministry has unveiled an ambitious plan to facilitate web-based learning, involving applying for courses and accessing material online, to increase the reach and quality of higher education. HRD minister in a tweet outlined the structure of Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (Swayam) which promises linkages and assistance for web-enabled learning. The massive open online courses (MOOCS) platform will aim to create a student experience: Creating learning plans and providing information…

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