Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the 'SWAYAM Plus' platform that will offer courses developed collaboratively with the Industry on February 27. The India Institute of Technology Madras will be operating the ‘SWAYAM Plus Platform. The platform will provide employability and professional development‐focused programmes that have been developed by leading industry players such as L&T, Microsoft, CISCO, etc. to bring to its learners.

The establishment of SWAYAM Plus would enhance the employability of both college students and lifelong learners. The Industry-academia partnership would combine the academic rigour of SWAYAM's educational platform with the real-world expertise and relevance offered by industry partners.

It will offer programs in sectors like

Manufacturing, Energy, Computer Science and Engineering/IT/ITES, Management Studies, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Tourism besides Indian Knowledge Systems, amongst many others.

“The National Education Policy (NEP) is on roll and for the first time, reputed industrial houses will be coming with their academy, partnering with the UGC, esteemed education departments, and prestigious institutes like IIT Madras. All these courses will be accredited," said Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan.

He further elaborated, "SWAYAM Plus offers employability, entrepreneurial mode, and job-centric courses, emphasising practical, hands-on learning. Our goal is to make the education industry fit, providing learners with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the professional world.”
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