In order to encourage students to study, a new project has
been launched called "SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-learning for Young Aspiring
Minds). According to this, if a student is not satisfied with teaching in a
college, then they can pursue an online course on any subject, like Indian
History or Political Theory, from a university of their choice by registering on
a government portal. The marks obtained will be added to their final score
cards and will be treated as any other regular course.
Some are criticizing it as they state students can
understand better in a classroom through teachers and this is no substitute.
The doubts can be cleared at hand and also not everybody has access to computer
or a laptop.
Thus, if a student is not happy with the teaching, then they
can register themselves in an online course in that subject from any other
university. SWAYAM has been launched by the human resource development (HRD)
ministry and it's a web portal where Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs), will
As per HRD ministry all the concerns or doubts
regarding this project will be clarified. They would be introducing 500 online
courses from April under the programme, similar to massive open online course
(MOOC) system followed internationally