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IIT Madras partners with firms to offer employability-focused programs on ‘SWAYAM Plus’

IIT Madras partners with firms to offer employability-focused programs on ‘SWAYAM Plus’

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is partnering with multiple industries to offer employability-focused programs on ‘SWAYAM Plus’.

SWAYAM Plus, an initiative by the ministry of education and IIT Madras, was launched by Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 17, 2024.

As many as 24 MoUs with leading industry partners across multiple sectors were signed to offer skill and employability-focused online programs and internships, accessible to learners across the nation. This takes SWAYAM Plus’ total industry partners to 36, the premier engineering institute said in a statement.

Since the launch of SWAYAM Plus, more than 75,000 learners have benefited from more than 165 courses, of which 33 were aligned to the National Credit Framework across multiple sectors such as IT, healthcare, BFSI, and Indian knowledge systems, among others.

The MoUs cover a diverse range of fields, including information technology, social sciences, banking and finance, soft skills, music, management, food science, and Indian knowledge systems and internships ensuring comprehensive coverage of skill development across areas crucial for future employability.

SWAYAM Plus will have programmes in sectors such as manufacturing, energy, computer science and engineering/IT/ITES, management studies, teacher education, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, social science, Indian knowledge systems, media and communications, among other fields.

“These partnerships mark a significant step towards our mission of democratizing access to education and empowering learners in India in the years to come. SWAYAM Plus will have a key role to play in increasing the adoption of industry content among Universities. SWAYAM Plus will also be integrated with Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) for a smooth credit transfer and accumulation experience for all learners,” said Professor V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras.

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