NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities and science streams for more than a decade. These are available at: http://nptel.ac.in. From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate form the IITs! These are available at: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in

   To take this initiative forward and to encourage more students across colleges to participate in this initiative, we are setting up NPTEL chapter in colleges (with the approval of the management) which will be under the headship of a faculty member of the college, who would be our Single Point of Contact (SPOC). We will keep the SPOC updated about all the latest NPTEL initiatives and give him information which he can disseminate among the students. He can identify suitable mentors for various courses, who can ensure that students are active in a course, are submitting their assignments on time and also clarify the doubts they may have.

   If your college would like to have an NPTEL Local Chapter, kindly send us, in your college letter head, your willingness and also the name of a representative who will remain as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) from your college for future correspondence. The SPOC will act as a connecting link between NPTEL and students, disseminating information as and when required. He/she is expected to act as a mentor to the students in their college.

   We hope your college would be part of this initiative and thank you for your valuable time.