Message: The Ministry of Education has launched Annual Refresher Programme in teaching (ARPIT), a major and unique initiative towards online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM in November, 2018.

For implementing ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) have been identified in the first phase in the year 2018-19 as ARPIT 2018 and 48 in the second phase in the year 2019-20 as ARPIT 2019, which were tasked to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.

After successful completion of previous phases, the Ministry has decided to re-run the ARPIT 2019 courses in the year 2020.

The ARPIT 2020 course will start from 1st December 2020 and will run till 31st March 2021. The important timelines may be seen in the attachment.

In order to ensure wider publicity and popularizing the online Annual Refresher Programme for faculty being rolled out by MOE on SWAYAM platform, you are requested to encourage the faculty of your respective institution and share this information with the nearby colleges/institutions for their faculty to get themselves enrolled in their discipline-specific of ARPIT courses on SWAYAM so as to enhance their professional skills. For more details, please check ARPIT courses under SWAYAM.

As per the guidelines/regulations of UGC, ARPIT courses are eligible for equivalence for CAS and all learners (including faculties) who successfully complete the online refresher course will be given a certificate.