CBSE Launches Free Online Certificate Courses for Students; Know the Details

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Enhance Your Learning with NCERT’s Online Courses on SWAYAM, Know how to participate

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NCERT Free Courses for Students: CBSE has released an important circular regarding online courses specifically designed for Classes XI & XII, signalling a significant leap in virtual learning.

The initiative, rolled out by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, is set to redefine the educational landscape through the SWAYAM platform (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds).

The NCERT’s foray into MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on the SWAYAM portal offers an array of subjects aimed at enriching the academic journey of senior secondary students. In its thirteenth cycle, NCERT is set to offer 28 online courses across 11 major subjects.

This comprehensive suite of subjects includes Accountancy, Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, English, and Sociology.

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Online Course Enrolment Start Date

Information Dates
Course Enrollment Start April 15, 2024
Course Enrollment End September 01, 2024
Course Start April 22, 2024
Course End September 30, 2024

These courses will commence on April 22, 2024, and will run until September 30, 2024. Enrolment is now open, providing a window of opportunity that closes on September 1, 2024.

The importance of these Swayam online courses extends beyond student engagement. Teachers and parents are also encouraged to participate, offering them insights into innovative approaches to content and pedagogy. For detailed information on the course offerings and links to enroll, stakeholders can visit NCERT’s official page.

How Can You Join These NCERT Online Courses?

Five simple steps for joining online courses

  • Register on
  • Access the course by clicking on the course link
  • Enroll in the course for FREE.
  • Learn the content and complete all activities
  • Take up the final assessment and get certified

The detailed information and the course links are available at this Link

CBSE requested to all principals to spread the above information among all teachers, students and other stakeholders so that they can take maximum benefit from these courses. For any query, the schools may contact at or call on the Interactive Response (IVRS) 8800440559.

 Important Faqs

What are MOOCs on SWAYAM?

Answer: They are Massive Open Online Courses provided by NCERT on the SWAYAM platform for enhanced virtual learning.

Who can enroll in these online courses?

Answer: Students of Classes XI and XII can enroll, along with teachers and parents for educational support.

How many courses and subjects are offered?

Answer: There are 28 courses across 11 subjects including Accountancy, Biology, Mathematics, and more.

What are the dates for course enrollment?

Answer: Enrollment starts on April 15 and ends on September 1, 2024.

Where can more information be found?

Answer: Visit the NCERT MOOCs section on the SWAYAM website for details and course links.

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