The main objective of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is to enhance the quality of engineering and science education in the country by developing contents for UG and PG programmes in Engineering, Technology and Management domains through developing and providing free access to quality video and web based learning resources.

NPTEL courses cover the syllabi prescribed by the various universities in India and are approved by AICTE. These courses can be used by teachers, students and professionals for updating their academic background.

NPTEL Online Certification Courses - Methodology

Since September 2018, NPTEL started offering certification on courses offered in the open online mode. The following are the important aspects of NPTEL courses:

  • The course enrollment and learning are free with a nominal exam fee.
  • The courses are offered by the faculty of IITs, IISc and Other Centrally Funded Institutions.
  • Duration of courses vary from 10 to 40 hrs. Lessons and assignments are released every week.
  • Continuous assessment and interaction with course faculty via NPTEL discussion forum is available for each course.
  • At the end of the course, an in person proctored exam is conducted (which is optional) after collecting a nominal fee and the student gets a certificate.

Amrita NPTEL Local Chapter

NPTEL chapter is established in Amrita College of Engineering and Technology to encourage Engineering and MBA students in Amrita to participate in this initiative to improve job prospects of students.