NPTEL / Swayam


National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning


NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technolog viz., IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. NPTEL as a project originated from many deliberations between IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the years 1999-2003.

NPTEL Open Online courses were initiated so that students anywhere can directly learn from faculty in top colleges. While enrollment and learning is free, students can also obtain a certificate from the IITs, based on successful completion of an exam, for which there is a nominal examination fee. Online learning offers a new way to explore subjects that one is passionate about.

Students will learn for free, Learn Together and Learn from the Experts The courses have no eligibility criteria and are open to anyone and everyone. Students can review and assess their progress and directly interact with course instructors to understand concepts better. An optional in-person proctored certification exam is offered at the end of the course to earn certificates from the IITs.

Our college has established NPTEL Local chapter with IIT Madras since 2018. Many of our students enroll online courses and take the proctored exam and get the certificates. More than three lakh students from around the world enroll and take the exams. Our students compete and performed well with toppers in the nation and scored elite, silver, gold category.

As per AICTE/UGC guidelines, every semester, the learner can credit courses from SWAYAM MOOCs up to 20% which usually translates to 1 course per semester.