ARPIT : stands for Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching.

In this program 15 lakh higher education faculty will be trained using MOOCs platform on SWAYAM portal.

This is unique initiative taken by Government of India for professional development of higher education faculty.

Q. How is ARPIT being implemented?

In the first phase 75 discipline-specific institutions have been identified and notified as National Resource Centres (NRCs) .

NRCs are located in a mixed range of institutions such as, Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities under the Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT); UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs), National Institutes for Technical Teachers Training (NITTTRs), IIITs and IGNOU.

These resource centres will play an active role in E-learning by  preparing online training material..

The National Resource Centres are expected to cater to around 13 lakh faculty of the total 15 lakh faculty in higher education.

The courses that will be covered are

  • Indian culture & Heritage Studies

  • Pedagogical Innovations & Research Methodology

  • Latest Trends in Pedagogy and Assessment

  • Personal-Emotional Development and Counselling

  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning &  Knowledge discovery

  • ICT in Science and Maths teaching

  • Innovation and Best Practices in Educational Skills

  • Leadership and Governance in Higher Education

  • Public Policy and Administration, English Language Teaching

  • Hindi Literature &  Linguistics

  • Methodology of Teaching Sanskrit

  • Effective Creations and Innovative Researches in Medieval Gujarati Literature

  • Tribal and Regional languages

  • Urdu

  •  French Studies

  • Tools

  • Techniques and experiments in Earth Science

  • Mathematics, Statistics

  • Zoology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Biotechnology

  • Biomechanics

  • Marine Science

  • Calculus

  • Real Time Power Analysis and Smart Grid

  • Civil Infrastructure for Smart City Development

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Design Spectrum

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Advanced Concepts in Fluid Mechanics

  • Energy Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Physics of Semiconductors and Devices

  • Internet of Things, Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Bio-Medical engineering

  • Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Political Science

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Development Perspectives in Agriculture

  • Gender/Women’s studies

  • Law

  • Disaster Management

  • Climate change

  • Library & Information Science

  • Ethics

  • Human Rights and Environment

  • Social and Rural Development

  • Anthropology

Course Details

The course will have 40 hours of E-learning content which will divided into 20 hours of video content and 20 hours of non video content

They are offered in a highly flexible format and can be learned at one’s own pace.

There are built-in self assessment exercises and activities which will be necessary as part of the academic progression in the course.

At the end of the course, they will be a terminal assessment which can be either online or a written examination.

On successful completion of the course all faculties will be certified

The courses will remain open from 1st November, 2018 to 28th February, 2019. 

Registrations have already started and till now more than 30,000 teachers have enrolled to obtain online professional training.

 Out of 75 institutions, already 68 have uploaded their courses.

 UGC will take necessary regulations to recognise the MOOCs based online refresher training of teachers for the Career Advancement Scheme.

 The production of MOOCs courses by the teachers is also recognised for the Career Advancement Scheme.

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




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