SWAYAM – Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds – is an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to offer online courses to learners across the country. IIMB is the coordinating institute for management education for SWAYAM

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SWAYAM Programme was established under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, for expanding educational access and opportunities courses and pedagogies. Swayam courses cover all subjects and skill sectors from high school to higher education. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. SWAYAM designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality.

Why Choose Swayam?

Through SWAYAM integrated learning platform courses from India’s top-ranking institutions and faculty are made available to learners anywhere in an asynchronous mode.
All courses on the Swayam platform are free. Learners, if they are students currently enrolled in an educational institution or university, have also the option of transferring credits earned through the SWAYAM courses to their respective home institutions.


The objective of SWAYAM effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged.

  • To bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy
  • To provide one-stop web and mobile based interactive e-content for all courses from High School to University level
  • To provide high quality learning experience using multimedia on an anytime, anywhere basis
  • To provide state of the art system that allows easy access, monitoring and certification
  • To provide peer interaction and discussion forum to clarify doubts.


IIMB is one of the nine national coordinators and has offered more than 20 courses on SWAYAM since 2017. As a National Coordinator, IIMB receives and evaluates MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) proposals in the area of management studies from Universities and Institutions willing to offer their course on SWAYAM. Universities and Institutions can send the proposals to IIMBx, the digital learning division of IIM Bangalore.


Timed and proctored examinations are conducted twice every year; in April/ May and December for Management courses. The details of the examination will be communicated to students through the SWAYAM Website. The details of Exam dates, time, venue, procedure to apply for exam, the status of application, hall tickets and results will also be communicated through the SWAYAM Website.

Four Quadrant Approach

Components of the 4 Quadrant Approach are as below :






Advanced Corporate Strategy

Applied Bayesian for Analytics

Banking and Financial Markets: A Risk Management Perspective.

Consumer Buying Behaviour

Continuous Quality Improvement : Tools and Techniques

Cooperatives and Producer Companies

Customer Relationship Management

Effective Business Communication

Financial Accounting and Analysis

Strategy & Sustainable Enterprise

Strategic Management

New Product Development

Infrastructure Development PPPs and Regulation

Innovation and Information Technology Management

Innovation and Start-up Policy

Introduction to Banking and Financial Markets

Introduction to Managerial Economics

Introduction to Marketing Essentials

Introduction to Retail Management

Management Accounting for Decision Making

Managing Innovation

New Product Development

Operations Management

Organizational Design: Creating Competitive Advantage

Predictive Analytics

Quantitative Marketing Research

Services Marketing

Strategic Management

Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise

The Essence of Leadership: Explorations from Literature

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