NPTEL: Online Education Platform of MHRD, India I NPTEL: Most Viewed Higher Educational Online Course Channel in the World


NPTEL: Online Education Platform of MHRD, India I NPTEL: Most Viewed Higher Educational Online Course Channel in the World

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

NPTEL is a project and Indian online learning platform funded by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India. This project jointly developed by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for University-level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects. Basically this project consist and developed based on the recorded video lectures which is designed and recorded by the member IIT and IISc institutions which is open access for the learners. creating course contents in engineering and science.

NPTEL Content Models and Availability

NPTEL has Contents for the five engineering branches like Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical engineering and core science programmes of undergraduate engineering courses in Indian institutions like IITs and IIScs. These courses and content designed and developed as per the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and also as per the syllabus of major affiliating Universities in India.

Focus Areas of NPTEL project

The focus areas for NPTEL project have been

  1. Higher education
  2. Professional education
  3. Distance education and
  4. Continuous and open learning, roughly in that order of preference.
NPTEL Platform Features
  • NPTEL consist of Web based courses and Video courses which is developed as per the curriculum of AICTE.
  • Online content includes most of course content of all engineering branches like Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical engineering
  • These course content hosted on online system which can be accessed freely through from NPTEL website.
  • The video course content is available and accessible freely from NPTEL YouTube channel –
  • NPTEL Online Certification Courses availability
  • Interactive learning videos with great audio visual effects and full text course material
  • 24×7 access of course as per learners usability and availability
  • Conduction and Availability of Course live session, special lecture series and event
 NPTEL Associated Institutions
  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Guwahati
  5. IIT Kanpur
  6. IIT Kharagpur
  7. IIT Madras
  8. IIT Roorkee
Subject Disciplines Available in NPTEL
  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Chemistry and Biochemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science and Engineering
  7. Engineering Design
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Humanities and Social Sciences
  10. Management
  11. Mathematics
  12. Mechanical Engineering
  13. Metallurgy and Material Science
  14. Ocean Engineering
  15. Physics
  16. Textile Engineering
  17. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  18. Nanotechnology
  19. Atmospheric Science
  20. Environmental Science
  21. General
  22. Basic courses-Sem 1 and 2
  23. Mining Engineering
  24. Architecture
  25. Automobile Engineering
  26. Agriculture
  27. Multidisciplinary
  28. Special Series
  29. Law
  30. Economics
NPTEL MOOCs Initiative

          During 2013, NPTEL online portal provides the courses of about 4, 8, or 12-week through online mode, especially on topics relevant to students of higher education in India, along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities free of cost. This online course contains all the online learning course content followed by assessment.

        From March 2014 NPTEL began offering open online certificates courses and provides Course Completion Certificates from the IITs/IISc for those who completed the courses successfully. Hence, Now it is possible to other interested students and learners which is not coming from the IIT system to do these course easily and get the online NPTEL Course completion certificates from the IITs.

          At present NPTEL provides web and video courses across 23 disciplines are available on NPTEL portal

NPTEL Certification Course Duration

Currently NPTEL provide the certification of 4, 8, or 12-week duration in online mode. Online Course consists of video content along with an assignment and online support of the discussion forum.

Benefits of Participating in an online course under NPTEL

The main benefits of participating in an online course under NPTEL are:

  1. Students: credit transfer and better resume
  2. Faculty: Refresher courses, AICTE recognized FDP courses
  3. Working professionals: For up skilling and reskilling
NPTEL MOOCs Statistics -2021 (open online courses since March 2014 till Jun 2021)
  • Total Completed courses: 2300+ Course
  • Enrollments Across Courses: 1 CRORE +
  • Number of Exam Registrations: 11.8 LAKH +
  • Youtube subscribers: 32 lakhs+
  • All courses are completely free to enroll and learn from the certification exam is optional and comes at a fee of Rs 1000/course exam
NPTEL Portal Services with URL
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