SWAYAM is an initiative by Government of India. This platform is indigenously developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with the help of Microsoft. Courses delivered through SWAYAM are available free of cost to the learners, however students wanting certifications shall be registered, shall be offered a certificate on successful completion of the course, with a little fee. The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) Video lecture, (2) Specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) Self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) An online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. This platform is capable of hosting 2000 courses and 80000 hours of learning: covering school, under-graduate, post-graduate, engineering, law and other professional courses. In order to ensure best quality content are produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators have been appointed: They are AICTE for self-paced courses, NPTEL for engineering, UGC for post-graduation education, CEC for under-graduate education, NCERT & NIOS for school education, IGNOU for out of the school students and, IIMB for management studies.   Link to the Database: SWAYAM Online Courses - https://swayam.gov.in