TAPAS Portal


  • Recently, the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has launched TAPAS Portal.

  • TAPAS stands for Training for Augmenting Productivity and Services.

About TAPAS Portal

  • TAPAS is the initiative of National Institute of Social Defence (NISD).
  • TAPAS is a standard MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform with course material such as filmed lectures and e-study material. TAPAS Portal
  • It also includes discussion forums to support and encourage interactions among students and course coordinators.
  • The five basic courses are on Drug (Substance) Abuse Prevention, Geriatric/Elderly Care, Care and Management of Dementia, Transgender Issues and on comprehensive course on Social Defence Issues.
  • The TAPAS portal is developed by the National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • The idea of TAPAS was conceptualized at a time when exploring the online medium for work and education had become imperative due to the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic.

Objectives of TAPAS Portal

  • Its primary objective is to impart training and enhance the knowledge and skills for the capacity building of the participants.
  • It seeks to provide access to lectures by subject experts, study material and more, but in a manner that it supplements the physical classroom without compromising on the quality of teaching.

Source: PIB

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