UGC has recommended 10 sites for online courses for students and teachers. As we jointly combat COVID-19 by taking preventive and precautionary measures, maintaining social distancing and staying in the confines of our homes/hostels, UGC has requested students and teachers to utilise this time productively by engaging in On-line learning. Read on to know more about the 10 UGC recommended sites for online learning.
SWAYAM On-line Courses: https://storage.googleapis.com/uniquecourses/online.html provides access to best teaching learning resources which were earlier delivered on the SWAYAM Platform may be now viewed by any learner free of cost without any registration. Students/learners who registered on SWAYAM (swayam.gov.in) in the January 2020 semester can continue their learning as usual.
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UG/PG MOOCs: http://ugcmoocs.inflibnet.ac.in/ugcmoocs/moocs_courses.php hosts learning material of the SWAYAM UG and PG ( Non-Technology ) archived courses.
e-PG Pathshala: epgp.inflibnet.ac.in hosts high quality, curriculum-based, interactive e-content containing 23,000 modules ( e-text and video) in 70 Post Graduate disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts and humanities, natural & mathematical sciences.,
e-Content courseware in UG subjects: e-content courseware in 87 Undergraduate courses with about 24,110 e-content modules is available on the CEC website.
SWAYAMPRABHA: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/ is a group of 32 DTH channels providing high quality educational curriculum based course contents covering diverse disciplines such as arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture etc to all teachers, students and citizens across the country interested in lifelong learning. These channels are free to air and can also be accessed through your cable operator. The telecasted videos/lectures are also archived videos on the Swayamprabha portal.
CEC-UGC YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cecedusat provides access to unlimited educational curriculum based lectures absolutely free.
National Digital Library: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/ is a digital repository of a vast amount of academic content in different formats and provides interface support for leading Indian languages for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners.
Shodhganga: https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/ is a digital repository platform of 2,60,000 Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access.
e-Shodh Sindhu: https://ess.inflibnet.ac.in/ provides current as well as archival access to more than 15,000 core and peer-reviewed journals and a number of bibliographic, citation and factual databases in different disciplines from a large number of publishers and aggregators to its member institutions including centrally-funded technical institutions, universities and colleges that are covered under 12(B) and 2(f) Sections of the UGC Act.
Vidwan: https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/ is a database of experts which provides information about experts to peers, prospective collaborators, funding agencies, policy makers and research scholars in the country. Faculty members are requested to register on the Vidwan portal to help expand the database of experts.
It is hoped that these ICT initiatives, which cover a broad range of subjects and courses and have been prepared by experts, will provide an excellent learning experience to all. For any queries or clarifications UGC, INFLIBNET and CEC may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively.