The state government of Maharashtra is set to launch 'MAHASWAYAM,' a dedicated portal for higher education courses, similar to the central government's SWAYAM portal. This initiative aims to provide a comprehensive platform for online courses, aligning with the changing educational landscape. The portal, designed in collaboration with state universities, will emphasize courses related to Indian Knowledge Systems. Maharashtra plans to form a consortium with key universities for the portal's development. The state government also aims to leverage social media, including a Twitter handle, for information dissemination and regular updates from the Higher and Technical Education Department. The initiative is seen as a response to the new National Education Policy, allowing students to pursue online courses for minor subjects and earn credits. 'MAHASWAYAM' intends to address concerns about academic calendars and fees on existing portals, providing a solution for both students and administrators.

Source-I Stock