Learn Online with National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
Hi Friends. Due to the Emerging Demand for Online Learning and its efficiency in increasing the Quality of Human Resource, Leaders in the Educational Sector Over the Globe have come up with their Initiatives for Providing Quality Education and Certifications Online to Learners.
The concept of Online courses with high scope for interactivity has become a popular and a viable option for everyone, However, Offering Online Courses in technology Field has become easy and also attractive for the learner and creative option for the faculty. Such courses have the potential to enhance the on and off-campus learning experience for students and in a distance learning mode. In India, where a large number of private institutions have entered the field of engineering education with inadequate faculty support and training, the IITs and the IISc has come up with the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) it is a Joint Initiative by:
seven Indian Institutes of Technology IIT
- Madras &
and Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
all of the above institutions have worked together to develop web and video based materials for basic undergraduate science and engineering courses in order to enhance the reach and quality of technical education in the country, the project is aimed at providing a standard for academic content for both the teacher and the student.
The Initiative is Funded by Ministry of HRD Government of India. Currently there are more than 700 Institutes using NPTEL Courses. Contents for the courses are based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabus of major affiliating Universities in India.
Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India are Covered therefore, a large number of students who are unable to attend scholarly institutions,will have access to quality content from them, through NPTEL. All those who are gainfully employed in industries and all other walks of life and who require continuous training and updating their knowledge can benefit from regularly updated course contents by the IITs and IISc.
Course materials have been developed for approximately 125 web courses and are accessible freely through the website
Lecture contents are also being made available for 136 video courses. Both the web and video courses cover five major engineering disciplines and the core science curriculum that all engineers must have.
The content is generated by all eight institutions. The video content is available in MPEG-4, flv & 3gp formats accessible freely through the YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/iit.
Web contents and access to embedded video lectures from youtube are also available free of cost through the website
Please go to the website http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
- For video courses, go to the course of interest. Under the "download" tab, all the lectures of that course are listed. Every lecture can be downloaded in MP4, FLV or 3GP format. The size of the download is also indicated. Click on the mirror links provided, to start download. Video lectures are also available on http://www.youtube.com/iit , from which also you can download by using any browser add-ons.
- For web courses, go to the course of interest. If it is a PDF, then do a "File-> Save as" in the browse menu and save file to your local machine. In case of other formats, mark the section of text required and copy into your local machine. We are working on providing downloads as PDF, for HTML lectures also.