National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is an MHRD project which was initiated in 2003 to provide quality education for all those who have the interest to learn. Every semester about 250 – 300 courses are offered for certification to anyone to enrich their knowledge database.
Currently, NPTEL is working towards bringing in an industry perspective to its technically rich courses which led to the inception of NPTEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE (NIA). NPTEL aims to partner with organisations in a mutually beneficial manner by offering courses to train the freshers and to cross-skill and up-skill the existing workforce. CSR initiatives are also welcomed as part of this association. For a detailed understanding of this partnership read through the MoU diligently.
It just requires 3 steps to become an INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE OF NPTEL.
Step 1: Fill the Form.
Step 2: Sign the MoU .
Step 3: Once you receive acceptance consent from NPTEL, your organization becomes an Industry Associate.
NPTEL is aiming towards greater advancements in this new initiative of Industry associates.
Further information or any other query regarding this write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Memorandum Of Understanding is signed to formalize the partnership between the Industry/Corporate and NPTEL.
This alliance is aimed at those segments of your Company, (if not the entire Organization itself), to whom our services will be beneficial and who could be a value ad to NPTEL too.
We are open to establish a formal partnership with either of the following.
1. Entire organization
2. Business division alone
3. Training division alone
4. Recruitment division alone
5. Operations alone
6. A part of Operations alone (may be location based)
7. Any other segments with whom there are mutual benefits
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. Initially started as a project to take quality education to all corners of the country, now, offers close to 200+ courses every semester. The technical courses are being offered in about 22 disciplines. Text transcriptions are provided along with the course content. The possibility of translating the transcripts is also being considered.
1650+ colleges across India are associated with NPTEL today in the form of NPTEL Local Chapters. We have started to expand our reach outside the country as well. Students from these colleges take up basic/core/elective or job-oriented courses, depending on their year of study. These courses help them gain in-depth domain knowledge and make them employable. Please visit LocalChapter for more details.
Apart from the students, the industry participants contribute to 8% of the NPTEL learner community.
NPTEL is now launching a new venture to partner with Companies and Industries to close the loop.
How do we plan to do?
NPTEL is a non-profit organization, funded by the MHRD. These funds are limited to content creation and delivery. The exam fee collected from the students would be adequate only to conduct the examinations and distribute the certificates.
Funds received through CSR will enable the deserving candidates from all over India, to complete the learning process and obtain certificate.
Listed below include few methods (but not limited to) how Industries may support NPTEL through CSR.
The sponsorship in every category may be partial or full.
For a detailed proposal, please click here.
Partnering with Ether Services since 9 July 2018.
Ether Services is a Digital Marketing & Software Training firm located in Coimbatore which was started in the year 2013. They are currently addressing the Internet Marketing and providing real-time project based IT Training in Coimbatore. They work in the brand of Appin Technology for Software Training. They provide Project based Training to College students within 100 km of Coimbatore and have trained more than 128000 students.
Ether Services also guides College Students in Start-Up India Innovative Projects and execute Digital marketing projects to companies in Coimbatore and across the globe. They also work closely with e-commerce companies and Product Development companies to make their sales one step ahead. They are also an ISO 9001:2015 & 27001 certified company.
Partnering with Indian Institute of Industry Interaction Education and Research (IIIIER) since 6 July 2018.
IIIIER is an autonomous non-governmental and non-profit educational institute initiated in 2009 which was established by a group of industrialist and academicians. They promote industry interaction education, work-integrated education, non-formal education, vocational education, skill training and online education. They have a strong relationship with Government ministries, professional Societies/Institutions/Universities, and industries in the country as well as around the world.
IBM has been present in India since 1951. Since inception, IBM India has expanded its operations with regional headquarters in Bangalore and offices across 20 cities. IBM India has established itself as one of the leaders in the Indian Information Technology Industry.
As a leading cognitive solution and cloud platform company, innovation is at the core of the IBM company strategy. This is reflected in the end-to-end solutions delivered to clients, which span from software and systems hardware to a broad range of infrastructure, cognitive, cloud and consulting services. IBM helps clients solve complex business and technical issues by delivering deep business process and industry expertise. This is enhanced with advanced analytics, research capabilities, comprehensive IT infrastructure knowledge and the proven ability to implement enterprise solutions to deliver bottom-line value to businesses and governments worldwide.
For more information on IBM India log on to www.ibm.com/in
Partnering with Internshala since 8th March 2018.
Internshala provides internship opportunities to over 2.5 million students registered with it. Students can find internships in a diverse range of fields including engineering, management, applied arts, science, law, design, hotel management, architecture, and so forth.
In 2016-17, 400,000+ internships (across different streams) were listed on Internshala with an average stipend of Rs. 7,500 per month. 46% of the internships also offered an option for interns to convert the internship into a full-time employment upon completion and thus helping students with their job search as well. Both students and colleges can register themselves on Internshala for free.
Students of colleges that have partnered with NPTEL will have access to over 4.5 Lac+ internships listed on Internshala. The platform will also organize online workshops for students on internship preparation. The colleges will be able to track their students’ performance in internships secured via Internshala.
This collaboration aims at:
1. connecting students with relevant internship opportunities through the portal
2. promoting skill building and helping the youth find better job opportunities
Partnering with VuNet since 22nd January 2018.
This collaboration aims at
1. Co-Partnering – The name and logo of the company can to be used in the NPTEL website.
2. Publicising NPTEL Online Certification Courses among the VuNet employees and encouraging enrolment and completion of the same.
3. A SPOC from VuNet will be nominated, who would have access to the data of the employees that are enrolled in NPTEL courses.
4. The SPOC can nominate a mentor (for each course) from VuNet. Each employee will be attached to a mentor, who in-turn would assist the employee in course completion.
Partnering with Glass Academy since 20th February 2018, to reach out to the budding civil engineers and architects, on efficient use of Glass in Construction.
This collaboration mainly aims at,
1. Co-offering course(s) – Experts from Glass Academy along with NPTEL (IIT faculties) would be co-offering courses, for Architecture and Civil Engineering students. Glass in Buildings - a course that will be co-offered by NPTEL and Glass Academy - is to be launched in July 2018.
2. The possibility of offering internships and job opportunities to top performers of the course(s) are also being actively explored.
Advantages for the industry:-
This initiative will provide the industry perspective for the academic courses and practical use of glass in the market. These course(s) will tap into a niche area, uncommon in academic circles, as in spite of advancements in ‘glass’ space, there are few, if any, formal academic courses that educate budding civil engineers and architects on the efficient use of glass.
Partnering with Infoziant Systems Private Limited since 11 July 2018.
Infoziant Systems Private Limited was founded in the year 2015. They focus on IT & Engineering Solutions, Information Security, Training, Research & Development, Application Development, Product Development, Overseas Consulting and Outsourcing Services to a range of domains and organizations in India and overseas. One primary focus of Infoziant is Training Students and Research communities of educational institutions and R&D organisations in cutting-edge technologies to bring novel ideas in interdisciplinary research areas. They primarily prefer to bridge the technology and its applications in the needy regions. Their core competencies establish long lasting customers in different domains such as Educational Institutes, Medical, Energy and Software Product development.
The aims of this collaboration are:
1. To drive the students and needy research community to excel in related areas of interest and train them as per industrial needs
2. To provide the best Internships and so enable them to cultivate innovations
3. To develop self-sustained student individuals by enhancing competencies
Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era. Aricent started in 1991 as part of Hughes Electronics. They help their clients lead into the future by solving their most complex and mission-critical issues through customized solutions. For decades, they have helped companies do new things and scale with intention. Aricent brings differentiated value and capability in focused industries to help transform products, brands and companies.
Aricent has been associated with NPTEL since 2014 by providing CSR funds of about 5 crores, which has benefitted more than 70000 students obtain their NPTEL certifications. NPTEL is glad in extending this association further by collaborating with them as NPTEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE. This collaboration is towards co-offering courses and providing internships and jobs opportunities to NPTEL course takers.
NPTEL Partnered with Aricent Technologies as NPTEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE on 17 July 2018.
Partnering with Hilti India Private Limited since 20 July 2018.
Hilti develops and manufactures system and services that feature leading-edge technology and provide the construction and energy sectors with outstanding added value. Active in more than 120 countries. Hilti not only operates production facilities and Research and Development centers, but it also involved in various international technology partnerships.
Hilti Group headquarter is located in Schaan, Liechtenstein where the company was founded in 1941 by brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti.
Every day their innovative products and systems like Electric Tools & Accessories, Direct Fastening & Screw Fastening, and Installation System help to achieve astonishing feats-from the lifeline Metro transit system to state of the art Airports.
In India, Hilti started its direct operations in 1997. They are committed to providing solutions to their customers with their dedicated specialists and engineering team across the nation.
Partnering with Rajlee Electronics And Innovations Private Limited since 28 July 2018.
Rajlee Electronics is intended towards Consumer Electronics Product. They are working in 4 groups/Department with each focusing towards a field.
1. Rajlee Electronics Core is focusing on consumer electronics product based on Embedded System and IoT.
2. Nath Farms: Nath Farms is focusing in the agricultural field more specifically manufacturing equipment related to agriculture.
3. PMR(Pankoo Micro-restaurants): It is a chain of the restaurants whose area of focus is food processing, more specific towards mess for the students.
4. Student hub: It is the students wing of Rajlee electronics in which they do workshops and internships.
NPTEL Partnered with NLC India Limited Neyveli as NPTEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATE
on 19 th September 2018.
'NLC India Limited (NLCIL)’ formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is a 'Navratna' profit making, Government of India Enterprise engaged in mining of lignite, coal and generating thermal power through lignite & coal based power plants and renewable energy from its Solar and Wind plants. NLCIL was established by GOI in 1956, following the discovery of lignite deposits in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. NLCIL comes under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal, GOI and serves as an important source of power generation to the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory of Puducherry. NLCIL currently operates four opencast lignite mines with a total capacity of 30.6 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) and six thermal power stations (including a JV) and Renewable Energy units in Neyveli and TN with a total installed capacity of 4731 MW. NLCIL is on the anvil of stepping up its production in mining front (both lignite and coal) to 93.15 M MTPA and power generation to 21011 MW by 2025.
NLCIL proposes to use NPTEL courses for the upskilling and cross functional competency development of their employees and also collaborate with NPTEL to co-offer courses related to their domain expertise of Power generation, Mining and renewable sector and provide the industrial perspective to enhance the technical content created by the course instructors from IITs/IIScs.
Partnering with Patient Planet Health Services Pvt Ltd since on 23 th January 2019.
Patient Planet centers on the philosophy of improving the healthcare delivery services by using non-traditional method of delivery mechanism and by the optimal use of technology in services like healthcare on demand and Tele-health.
Patient Planet seeks to empower the patient by providing them with a platform to engage with the healthcare system in real time and also by collaborating with all the stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem. It strives to establish a kind of synergy among all the stakeholders that would facilitate and improve the healthcare delivery system by bringing the caregivers/healthcare providers to the patient in the shortest possible time.
Patient Planet is in expansion mode and diversifying into Research & Training Institution focussed on new wave tech like Blockchain, AI/VR, IOT and by working alongside NPTEL, will be in a better position to deliver on its long term mission.
NOC stands for NPTEL Online Certification. The primary objective was to provide e-learning through free online web and video courses. Today, NPTEL offers MOOCs of 4/8/12 weeks duration which are free for enrolment. USP of the NPTEL certification process which lends credibility, is the final proctored certification exam for which the candidate has to appear in-person at designated centres available in more than 100+ cities across India. All the candidates who successfully complete the examination will get a certificate from NPTEL with the logo of the institute whose faculty offered the course.
Enroll into a course -
The number of enrollments is not limited. There is NO cost for enrollment. Weekly assignments are a part of this.
Register for the exam -
Registration can be done ONLY for the already enrolled courses of the SAME semester. The maximum number of registrations is four, i.e., a candidate can take upto 4 exams in the same semester.
Write the Exam -
Appear in-person for a proctored examination, conducted in 100+ cities across India.