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The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM.

In the first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres have been identified which are tasked to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.

A varied set of institutions such as, Centres under the Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) located in Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities ;

UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres( HRDCs), National Institutes for Technical Teachers Training (NITTTRs), IIITs, Open Universities have been notified as NRCs.

These NRCs cover wide ranging disciplines of Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Humanities, Language Teaching, Commerce, Management, Education Planning and Administration, Public Policy, Leadership & Governance, Library & Information Science, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Assessment and Evaluation, Pedagogy and research methods , cutting edge areas of Nano-sciences, Internet of Things, etc.

Under this initiative, all in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject and seniority will have an enabling opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in their disciplines through the technology based online refresher course.

The NRCs will develop the Refresher Module which will include the latest trends in their earmarked discipline by 15th June each year.

The training materials will be uploaded and made available through SWAYAM to all the teachers w.e.f. 1st October each year and based on the response, the course can be repeated in the following January.

NRC will publish the list of the faculty who have been certified by 31st December, 2018. UGC will issue order/regulations for the purpose of Career Progression and APIs.

Faculty can benefit from this initiative as it is highly flexible and can be done at one’s own pace and time.

The NRCs will revolutionize professional development of faculty by catering to massive numbers by leveraging ICT and online technology platform of SWAYAM.

SWAYAM List of discipline-wise National Resource Centres (NRCs)

S. No. Name of Institution/University Discipline
1. National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) Educational Planning and Administration

  1. RIE Mysore Teacher Education

  2. Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar (M.P.) Social and Rural development

  3. Central University of Kerala Curriculum design & e- Content Development

  4. Central University of South Bihar Education

  5. Central University of Jammu Human Resource Development

  6. Central University of Haryana Personal-Emotional Development and Counseling

  7. Banaras Hindu University Indian Culture & Heritage Studies

  8. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Hindi Literature & Linguistics

  9. Aligarh Muslim University Teacher Education in collaboration with RIE Mysore

  10. IISc, Bangalore Physics

  11. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune Climate change

  12. NIT Warangal Mathematics

  13. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Electrical engineering

  14. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER, Bhopal) Information and Communication Technology in Science and Maths Teaching

  15. Tezpur University Mass Communication and Journalism

  16. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu Design and Manufacturing

  17. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi Chemistry

  18. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Mechanical Engineering

  19. IIT Patna IoT (Internet of Things)

  20. IIT Madras Metallurgy

  21. IIT Bombay Energy systems engineering

  22. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeta, Delhi Methodology of teaching Sanskrit

  23. Ramanujan College, New Delhi Human Rights, Environment and Ethics

  24. Savitribai Phule Pune University Leadership and Governance

  25. Central University of Rajasthan Public Policy/Administration

  26. Coimbatore Institute of Technology Structural Engineering

  27. National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research, Bhopal* Assessment & Evaluation

  28. Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune Astronomy & Astrophysics

  29. Banasthali Vidyapith Management

  30. Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Tourism and Hospitality Services Management

  31. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Advances in materials for health and energy

  32. National Institute of Technology, Silchar Water Resources

  33. Mizoram University Educational research

  34. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad – 500 046 Research Methodology for Social Sciences

  35. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur – 492 010 Psychology

  36. Guru Ghasidas University GGU Campus, Bilaspur – 495 009 Life Sciences

  37. University of Delhi, Delhi -110007 History

  38. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi – 110025 Gender/ Women Studies

  39. Goa University, Teleigao Plateau, P.O. Bambolim, Goa – 403 202 Marine Science

  40. Gujarat University, Nairangpura, Ahmedabad – 300 009 English Language Teaching (ELT)

  41. Saurashtra University, University Road, Rajkot – 360 005 Language & Literature (Gujrati-Hindi)

  42. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 132 119 Law

  43. Guru Jambheswar University of Science & Technology Hisar – 125 001 Pedagogical innovations and Research Methodology

  44. Ranchi University, Morabadi Campus, Ranchi – 834 008 Tribal and Regional Language

  45. University of Kashmir, Hazarat Bal, Srinagar – 190 006 Arts and Humanities

  46. Karnatak University, Pavati Nagar, Dharwad – 580 003 Sociology

  47. Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar – 470 003 Zoology

  48. Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur – 482 001 Political Science

  49. Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad – 431 004 Science & Technology

  50. University of Mumbai, Vidya Nagari, Mumbai – 400 098 Economics

  51. Nagpur University, Amba Vihar, South Ambazari Road, Nagpur – 400 022 Disaster Management

  52. Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati – 444 602 Skill Development

  53. Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar – 751 004 Anthropology

  54. Pondicherry University, Lawspet, Puducherry – 605 008. French

  55. University of Madras, Centenary Building, Chepauk, Chennai – 500 005 Political and international Studies

  56. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 001 Urdu

  57. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005 Earth Science

  58. Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005 Agricultural & Veterinary Education

  59. University of Calcutta, 92, A.P. Chandra Road, Calcutta- 700 009 Mathematics & Statistics

  60. NIT Durgapur Chemical Engineering

  61. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Biomedical Imaging

  62. IIT Ropar Manufacturing

  63. IIT Kanpur Aerospace Engineering

  64. IIT Roorkee Architecture

  65. IIITD & M Jabalpur Design

  66. IIITM Gwalior Operations management, Project management, Innovation Management

  67. IIIT Dharwad Information Technology

  68. IIIT Pune Electronics & Communication & Computer Science Engineering

  69. NITTTR Bhopal Assessment & Evaluation

  70. NITTTR Chandigarh Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  71. NITTTR Chennai Civil & Environmental Engineering

  72. NITTTR Kolkata Mechanical Engineering

  73. Mohanlal Sukhadia University Biotechnology

  74. IGNOU Library & Information Science