SPOC: Dr. Gagan Dhawan

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003 (Online web portal http://nptel.ac.in ). NPTEL began offering open online courses in March 2014 along with certificates from the IITs/IISc for those who completed the courses successfully. The objective of NPTEL online certification is enabling students obtain certificates for courses is to make students employable in the industry or pursue a suitable higher education programme. These certificates are envisioned for use in credit transfer to universities or for making the student more employable or for enhancing his growth in his current place of work.


These courses will enable the student to directly engage and learn from the best faculty in the country in that particular subject. This strengthens the fundamentals of the student in the course and gives the students the opportunity to explore new areas of interest – which are not possible in regular college environment. Also gives students the opportunity to learn in greater depth the subjects they wish to master. These courses are also serving as faculty development programmes (15-20% of enrollments are by faculty in different colleges).


UGC and AICTE are actively encouraging colleges and Universities to adopt atleast one online course a semester for credit transfer. Many have already incorporated the same. Also, several IITs such as IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Tirupati, IIT Palakkad, etc are allowing these courses to be taken for credits. So too, IIIT Delhi, IIIT Hyderabad, etc.


To take this initiative forward and to encourage more students across colleges to participate in this initiative, a SWAYAM NPTEL Local Chapter is established in our college. More than 500 students and faculty from different departments of the college registered for various online NPTEL courses.

For more details: https://swayam.gov.in/nc_details/NPTEL

Some reminders for easy reference

To Enroll (join):
Please visit this link to join the courses that you/students are interested in. https://swayam.gov.in/NPTEL
Deadline: Sep 21, 2020

Exam city request:
The 'Request for Exam City' functionality for the Jul-Dec 2020 semester is open in SPOC login now. For more details: https://tinyurl.com/y6v7vqgb
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Course start Date:
For all courses of 4 weeks, 8 weeks & 12 weeks. For more details: shorturl.at/akmM0
Course start date: Sep 14, 2020

Mentor addition:
Any faculty member of a college can be the mentor for a maximum of 2 courses - one mentor for every 50 to 60 students.

It is mandatory that the mentor be enrolled to the course which he is mentoring. Mentor addition help document:  http://bit.do/Mentor_addition_help_doc 

You may also refer to the FAQs and the HELP videos for further guidance.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

FAQ: https://nptel.ac.in/noc/noc_faq.html

Help Videos: https://nptel.ac.in/help_video.html