'Swayam' is an initiative by Government of India, designed to achieve three main principles of education policy, namely, access, equity and quality. The main objective of this programme is to bring the best teaching-learning resources to all. This programme seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have remained untouched by the digital revolution and it is done through an IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses taught in classrooms from 9th standard to Post Graduation, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, at any time. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers have prepared the courses which are available free of cost to the residents in India. To ensure best quality content is produced and delivered, seven national coordinators named NPTEL for engineering, UGC for post-graduation education, CEC for undergraduate education, NCERT & NIOS for school education, IGNOU for out of the school students and IIMB for management studies have been appointed.
Video lectures are available and specially prepared study materials can be downloaded from here.
User can analyse themselves through tests and quizzes.
Online discussions are done for clearing doubts.