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20% Courses Online In Each Semester: AICTE Asks Universities

Following the declaration by the Union Finance Minister on more spotlight on online education, the technical education controller, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has requested that universities permit credit to move to students for online courses and offer courses through SWAYAM.

The AICTE has requested that higher education establishments encourage credit move of up to 20 percent in each semester from online courses offered by SWAYAM platform. The AICTE Chairman in his letter states:

“AICTE demands VCs everything being equal/affiliating colleges and directors/principals of self-sufficient universities to encourage students and grant credit move to the degree of 20% in each semester through the online courses gave through SWAYAM platform.”

Recently, during her public interview finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is before long going to dispatch PM e-Vidya Program for multi-mode access to digital online education.

According to the AICTE letter, “It was ordered that 20 percent of the courses can be taken online by the students and Universities were required to perceive the credits of those 20 percent courses.”

The council has additionally built up an educational program for technical projects and has likewise carried out the responsibility of mapping of SWAYAM courses with undergraduate (UG) courses recommended in AICTE’s model educational plan.

“At the end of the day, AICTE showed equality of AICTE courses with the online courses which can be taken on SWAYAM.”

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