National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), is a joint venture of the IITs and IISc, funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India, and was launched in 2003. The primary objective was to provide e-learning through free online web and video courses. Today, NPTEL offers MOOCs (across 26 disciplines consisting with 226 certification Programme) which are free for enrolment. Lectures can be viewed in YouTube or from the NPTEL portal at your convenience. Each course, runs for a specific duration. Unlike all other MOOCs, NPTEL offers proctored exams (at the end of each course run) which are conducted at 100+ cities across India. The examination is optional for a nominal fee. All the candidates who successfully complete the examination will get a certificate from NPTEL with the respective course’s IIT stamp.

1600+ Colleges across India are associated with NPTEL. Students from these colleges take up NPTEL courses either as basic courses, core subject courses, electives or as job-oriented courses, depending on their year of study. These courses help them gain in-depth domain knowledge and make them employable. To know more about the colleges associated with us, please visit