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Dharmendra Pradhan Launches SWAYAM Plus Platform

Union Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the SWAYAM Plus Platform in New Delhi, attended by academic and dignitaries. The platform aims to prepare a new generation for the implementation of NEP2020, which includes courses supporting industry needs that enhance learners’ employability. Pradhan expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for envisioning the roadmap for the coming 25 years and emphasized the high female enrolment in STEM education in India.

Working professionals will participate in the SWAYAM platform, using it as a vehicle to take advantage of the multiple-entry-multiple-exit of NEP2020. The platform will widen the classroom scope, adding 43 million students of Higher Education students and working professionals.

Pradhan stressed the need for futuristic courses such as semi-conductors and Artificial Intelligence for the youth of the country. Applied education with SWAYAM Plus will focus on employability, entrepreneurship, job-centric and hands-on training.

Courses will be in local languages to empower every student and bring about all-round development in the youth. Shri K. Sanjay Murthy urged greater participation from industry leaders and subject matter experts from Universities and Institutions to contribute courses on separate verticals, which will be certified by IIT Madras. There will be numerous institutional mechanisms to ensure need-based and timely responses.

SWAYAM Plus features innovative elements such as multilingual content, AI-enabled guidance, credit recognition, and pathways to employment. It primarily focuses on building an ecosystem for all stakeholders in professional and career development, enabling a mechanism that provides credit recognition for high-quality certifications and courses offered by the best industry and academia partners.

The platform also envisions bringing in features such as access to mentorship, scholarships, and job placements as value-added services in due course of time, building a digital ecosystem for learners to pursue upskilling/re-skilling at all levels, namely certificate, diploma, or degree.

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