India, May 27 -- As edtech gains prominence in the Covid-19 world, the government now wants to monetise its online education courses under SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds). A Livemint report said that education regulators University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved an internal proposal asking higher education institutions to pay for the scheme, which promotes online courses and hosts them on a dedicated platform.

The proposal entails educational institutions to pay the government 15% of the fee collected from students for offering the courses. The meeting details said, "The commission ratified. the decision of the Swayam board to ask each recognised higher educational institution offering programs on Sw...