NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams.
SWAYAM (Study Web of Active Learning by Young and Aspiring Minds) is the National MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) portal being developed by MHRD, Govt. of India. NPTEL is the official SWAYAM national coordinator for engineering. All NPTEL online certification courses are SWAYAM courses too and they are available on the SWAYAM platform as well. NOC stands for NPTEL Online Certification. NPTEL has started offering online certification courses through its portal https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in .
There are 10 hours, 20 hours as well as 40 hours courses offered twice a year.
- Joining/enrolling for an NPTEL online course is free
- The videos and associated study material may also be downloaded for free.
- Learning from the course, submitting assignments, participating in the discussion forum is free.
- To write the final exam, you need to pay a nominal fee.