IIT-IISc initiative NPTEL launches 3 new online courses

NPTEL offers over 500 online courses taught by IIT IISc Bangalore faculty for free.

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Vagisha Kaushik | Jul 22, 2021 - 3:58 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore’s (IISc) joint initiative on online learning - National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) - has launched new courses in electric vehicles and renewable energy; design for internet of things; and business and sustainable development for the 2021 session.

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Enrolment for the July-December semester has already begun. The last date to enroll for the first set of NPTEL courses is August 2, 2021.

Students can enroll for NPTEL courses through the official website of the education ministry’s e-learning platform, Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM): swayam.gov.in/NPTEL.

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NPTEL offers more than 500 free online courses taught by the teachers of IITs and IISc through SWAYAM. “The possibility for anyone to learn anywhere and anytime has made the teaching-learning process more student-centered, and innovative. This online mode of education has also proved invaluable in the COVID-19 pandemic era,” says a statement from IIT Madras.

Vignesh Muthuvijayan, NPTEL coordinator, IIT Madras, said: “SWAYAM-NPTEL is currently working with more than 4,000 educational institutions in engineering, arts, science, commerce, and management across the country. Some of the popular courses on NPTEL platform include Data Science for Engineers, courses on programming in Python, C, C++, Introduction to Machine Learning, Soft skills, Project Planning and Control, among others.”

NPTEL offers certification courses through the massive open online course (MOOC) format. Learners must watch videos online, submit assignments on a weekly or monthly basis and can register for an optional proctored final exam. A nominal fee is charged towards the in-person proctored exam for the certification.

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