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Nilanjana Purkayastha


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Online Learning technology, which is now a fundamental need of modern civilization, is also becoming an affordable, handy information provider and even a provider of professional courses and educational degrees instead of attending physical classes in the traditional institute of learning. Recently this opportunity is offered through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), especially in India. MOOCs are gaining popularity worldwide for their benefits and easy access, provided by the best universities worldwide, individually or collaboratively. Some popular MOOC platforms are namely FutureLearn, edx, Coursera, Udacity, etc., have already set their distinctive mark in the field of higher education and competency enhancing courses with a variety of subject disciplines. Our country also has recently launched a MOOCs platform named SWAYAM, which is gaining progress successfully. The study tried to find out the awareness on MOOCs among students in North Eastern region with special reference to Assam University, Silchar.MOOCs contains a variety of online reading materials and resources; in this context, it is now vital to rating the awareness level of MOOCs among the students worldwide during this COVID 19 pandemic, visualizing the growth of the MOOCs in India.