The Ministry of Education(MoE) has officially launched online Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) on 13th November, 2018, initiative of Online Professional Development of 15 lakhs Higher Education Faculty using the MOOC’s* platform SWAYAM*.
For implementing ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) were identified in the year 2018 and 48 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) in the year 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.
For ARPIT 2020, Ministry decided to rerun ARPIT-2019 courses in ARPIT-2020. The training materials is uploaded and made available through SWAYAM. The ARPIT will revolutionize professional development of faculty by catering to massive numbers by leveraging ICT and Online Technology platform of SWAYAM.
ARPIT Exam 2021
National Testing Agency (NTA) would be conducting the examination and certification would be done through SWAYAM. Faculty can use certificates for availing the equivalence recognized by UGC, as a refresher course for their Career Advancement Scheme. Non-Faculty Learners also would be given certificates from SWAYAM.
The Examination for the ARPIT Courses is scheduled to be held on 10.04.2021 (Saturday). It would be a Computer Based Test (CBT) of three hrs. duration. The question paper will be of 100 marks with No Negative marking.
The Examination of 48 ARPIT-2020 courses will be held on 10th April, 2021 in two slots/shifts as: Date Exam Timing 10.04.2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON & 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The slot/shift wise Examination schedule (list of courses) is available at Annexure I. Please note that the candidate will be able to appear in examination for only one course in one slot/shift. Once you select the course for exam and pay the fees (in case of Non-Faculty Learner) it cannot be changed.
In case candidate has enrolled for more than one ARPIT-2020 course and Examinations of the corresponding courses are falling in the same time slot, the candidate has to make a choice carefully as to which course he/she would like to appear for examination in that slot.
The learner (Faculty and Non-Faculty) who enrolled in any of the 48 courses is eligible for appearing for the Examination of that course only.
The learner (Faculty and Non-Faculty) who successfully clear the Examinations i.e. score 50% or more marks only will be issued a certificate by SWAYAM, which will be equivalent to one UGC Refresher Course for Career Advancement Scheme of faculty.
The Examination will be held in 140 cities across the country. The state wise list of cities of Examination is available at Annexure II.
Faculty Learner: In case of faculty who are working in any of the Indian Higher Educational Institutions, there won’t be any examination fee. For this purpose, the Faculty has to produce relevant proof of being a faculty in form of Faculty ID Proof/ Appointment Letter/Latest Payslip/Promotion Order.
Non-Faculty Learner: The examination fee (course wise) for Non-Faculty is Rs. 1000/- for General candidates and Rs. 500/-for SC/ST/OBC/Women/EWS/Transgender and Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more. The proof/ certificate of learner belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ EWS candidates with disability >=40% would require to be uploaded at the time of registration and original needs to be produced when required for verification.
- Availability of Information Bulletin: 03.02.2021
- Availability of FAQs: 03.02.2021
- Registration Start Date: 03.02.2021
- Registration End Date: 03.03.2021
- Application form Correction window: 05.03.2021 to 08.03.2021
- Issue of Admit card– Start Date: 25.03.2021
- Examination Date: 10.04.2021
- Declaration of Result: will be intimated later
Interested candidates can apply online via this page.
Call: 0120-6895200 (between 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM)