It is with this objective the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has come up with short skill-enhancement based online courses. These 4, 8 or 12 week based online courses initially focussed on engineering and computer science based subjects. Around 600 video/web-based courses were offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students free. Besides a nominal examination charge, no fees have to be paid to avail these courses.
NPTEL was initiated by seven IITs and Indian Institute of Science. This means the best faculty team teaching in IITs/IIMs deliver these courses. More than 1.5 million students have enrolled and obtained certificates in/from NPTEL. Today, besides engineering and science subjects, courses on humanities, social sciences and management are also being informed.
NPTEL certificate courses are offered twice a year. Students can enroll either inform August to October or from January to April. There are 10, 20 and 30-hour courses. Course videos can be downloaded free from the NPTEL website or watched on youtube.
Some of the interesting, as well as useful courses NPTEL is offering, include a 10 hours course on Visual perception & Art. The 20 hour / 8-week courses include:-
- Developing Soft Skills and Personality
- Basic Cognitive Processes
- Technical English for Engineers
- Gender and Literature.
Some of the 30 hour/12 week courses are offered on:-
- Applied Linguistics
- Ecology and Society
- Human Resource Development
- Science, Technology and Society
The courses conducted online by NPTEL are under the aegis of the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development.
We at Inspiria Knowledge Campus are happy to inform that Inspiria is now an NPTEL Local Chapter. Anyone interested in enrolling for any NPTEL short course can contact Dr. Tanushree Biswas, NPTEL representative for Single Point of Contact (SPOC). There is much to gain from these short-term courses. Remember enrollment is free.
To enroll yourself, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org