National Resource Centre


ICT for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education

IISER Bhopal

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty titled Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. In the first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres have been identified which are 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.

The Centre for Research in Advanced Technology for Education in Science, a TLC under the PMMMNMTT Scheme at IISER Bhopal has been identified as a National Resource Centre (NRC) for Information and Communications Technology for Science and Maths Teaching. The centre has developed and launched a course titled “ICT for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education” on SWAYAM.

Academic Council

For this course, the academic council comprised of the following members.


Academic Council Members



Dr. Ambar Jain, Project Coordinator

IISER Bhopal


Dr. Yogesh Velankar, Course Coordinator



Prof. Kannan Moudgalya

IIT Bombay


Dr. Edamana Prasad

IIT Madras


Dr. Madhusudan Singh

IIT Delhi


Dr. Kushal Shah

IISER Bhopal

Course Details

Course Duration

4 Months

Course Dates

November 01, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Number of registered participants


Link to the ARPIT course, ICT for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education published on SWAYAM website


This course has covered 22 modules. The list of the modules and the details of corresponding resource persons is given below.

Module No. Name of the Module Name of the Resource Person Affiliation of the Resource Person
1 ICT for STEM Education: Frameworks, Theories and Models Dr. Yogesh Velankar IIT (BHU)
2 Introduction to fundamentals of computers, internet, and internet cloud Dr. Kushal Shah IISER Bhopal
3 Blended Learning Dr. Jayashree Shinde S.N.D.T. Women’s University
4 LMS and MOODLE Dr. Indira Koneru IBS, ICFAI Group
5 Online Learning Communities Dr. Smita Jain, Dr. Navodita Jain, Mr. Manoj Rangan IndiaBioscience
6 Free and Open Source Software - Scilab Prof. Kannan Moudgalya IIT Bombay
7 Overview of ICT in STEM Education Dr. Uma Kanjilal IGNOU
8 Emerging tools and technologies in STEM Education - VR & Haptics Dr. Prasad Onkar IIT Hyderabad
9 Plagiarism check using Turnitin Dr. Kushal Shah IISER Bhopal
10 Best practices of ICT integration - Case Study 1 Dr. G V V Sharma IIT Hyderabad
11 Learning Space Design Dr. Ambar Jain IISER Bhopal
12 Configurable Studio Classroom (CSC), ICT integration - Case Study 2 Dr. Ambar Jain IISER Bhopal
13 e-Learning classroom, ICT integration - Case Study 3 Dr. Varadharajan Srinivasan IISER Bhopal
14 Studio AIR, ICT integration Case Study 4 Dr. Ambar Jain IISER Bhopal
15 Virtual Labs Dr. C.S. Kumar IIT Kharagpur
16 Assessment Design Dr. Ambar Jain IISER Bhopal
17 Online Evaluation Tools Dr. Abhinav Kumar IIT Hyderabad
18 Examineer Dr. Ambar Jain IISER Bhopal
19 Use of Mobile devices and Apps in teaching and learning STEM Dr. Ramesh Sharma Ambedkar University Delhi
20 Use of Social Media in teaching and learning STEM Dr. Ramesh Sharma Ambedkar University Delhi
21 Science Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities Prof. A.K. Bakhshi PDM University
22 E-Content Development Methodology for Science Dr. Vimal Rarh S.G.T.B. Khalsa College

The Final exam for the course was held on March 30, 2019. The results summary is given below.

Course Code

Course Title


Appeared in Exam



Max Marks

Highest Marks Obtained


ICT for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education







Below is the summary of survey results obtained from the course participants. The survey was administered to all the 362 participants and a total of 51 responses were received. Each participant was asked to rate various aspects of the course. The rating scale varies from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The response from the participants is organized in the form of bar charts and pie charts below. The overall course feedback is highly positive.