The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a joint initiative of IITs and IISc, has launched new courses on electric autos and renewable vitality, design for IoT, enterprise and sustainable development, for July 2021 semester through the Swayam platform.
The enrolments for July – Dec 2021 semester have already commenced. The final date to enrol for the primary set of NPTEL courses is August 2. The courses are taught by the school from IITs and IISc. Learners can enrol for NPTEL courses through swayam.gov.in/NPTEL.
Vignesh Muthuvijayan, NPTEL coordinator at IIT Madras, mentioned, “Students and faculty from these institutions take up NPTEL courses to upgrade their knowledge and skills. 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 affords certification courses through the MOOCs format. Learners want to watch movies on-line, submit assignments on a weekly/month-to-month foundation and might register for an non-obligatory proctored last examination. There is a nominal payment charged in direction of the in-person proctored examination for the certification. Students can request for switch of credit as soon as they clear the NPTEL certification examination whether it is accepted by the academic institute they’re affiliated with.
NPTEL has obtained greater than 1.4 crore enrolments to date., claims IIT-Madras. NPTEL movies have obtained a couple of billion views to date and NPTEL channels on YouTube have greater than 3.1 million subscribers.
In order to streamline the efforts of learners and to information them to receive experience in an space, NPTEL has initiated the idea of ‘Domain Certification.’ A website includes a set of core and elective NPTEL courses. There aren’t any extra fees/charges concerned in acquiring area certification. There are 51 domains throughout 12 disciplines out there now and 85 learners have accomplished area certification from NPTEL to date.
Harshwardhan Patil, a 15-year-old scholar from Savitribai Phule High School, Nanded, Maharashtra, is likely one of the youngest NPTEL learners and has accomplished 5 certification courses through NPTEL, particularly Effective Writing, Soft Skills Development, Stress Management, Biochemistry, and English Language for Competitive Exams.