A MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) is a platform where free online courses are available. Any person, student, faculty, researcher etc can enroll and improvise their knowledge in specific domains of their choice and interest. Students can gain new knowledge, advance their career options; learn new skill set in an affordable and flexible way.
SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education 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.
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a project of MHRD initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003, to provide quality education to anyone interested in learning from the IITs. The main goal was to create web and video courses in all major branches of engineering and physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level.
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, Teynampet, Chennai is an ACTIVE SWAYAM-NPTEL Local chapter. About 1200 students of our college have registered for online courses across multiple disciplines of SWAYAM-NPTEL offered courses in the July-Dec 2019 session and have successfully obtained certificates. Some of the courses taken up by the students include leadership, financial accounting, python for data science, operations research,stress management, cloud computing, human resource development, consumer psychology, fluid mechanics, software engineering, population studies, etc..,