E-Learning and Research

UMC has been supporting government in many ways and one of the them is by developing video modules for functionaries at different levels. These videos are simple to understand and are not time consuming.

We urge you to visit the following portals, enroll yourself in available courses, take tests and earn certificates from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Courses on SBM portal have case studies from different parts of India. U-Learn courses will come handy to those in the initial stage of forming an SHG or planning to take the existing ones forward with a lens of self-sustainability. These videos will certainly be an addition to your knowledge.

Watch this video to learn about how Urban Management Centre is supporting
the SBM-e Learning portal of MoHUA with the Microsoft Sangam Portal


The Urban Livelihoods e-Learning and Resource Network (U-LEARN), is first of its kind online e-learning portal developed in collaboration of MoHUA and UMC. The application targets to benefit urban poor and marginalized communities and support the DAY-NULM workforce who are on field most of the time. This portal will support in training and capacity building for DAY-NULM mission functionaries like NMMU, SMMU, CMMU, Community Organizers, Community Resource Persons, Resource Organizations, members of Area Level Federations and Self-Help Groups. The e-learning portal is available on the web as well as a mobile application.

U-LEARN is a one stop place to refer guidelines, advisories and case studies on DAY-NULM. Users can access learning content in the form of videos, case studies on leading practices, and other reference documents. On viewing the tutorial and successful completion of the quizzes, the users will receive certificates from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.


As the nation converges towards Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of sanitation, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) launched an e-learning platform on August 1, 2015. The portal was launched by Hon. Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event held in Delhi.

The e-learning platform consists of e-course modules on sanitation aimed at building capacities of municipal officials and other individuals working in relevant areas of urban sanitation.

SBM E-course portal draws from the leading practices in sanitation sector and introduces these to municipal functionaries who are at the forefront of delivering objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). The various modules dwell into depth of each of the components of SBM and will be useful for officials of the state sanitation missions, city managers -engineers, administrators, field supervisors and sanitation workers in-charge of implementing SBM. Capacity building of officials would not only ensure proper implementation, but would also ensure sustenance of such initiatives. Through this, the urban local bodies would get equipped for taking strategic decisions on choosing technologies, financial viability, cultural appropriateness and operations & maintenance plans. The portal also provides flexibility to busy city managers by offering self-paced e-courses along with an option to download the courses.

To ensure that the key takeaways are comprehended by the course takers, a quiz is taken after the completion of every course. Only when a participant scores 100% by answering all the quiz questions correctly, he/she is issued a certificate.