NPTEL has completed 15 years since inception. NPTEL web and video courses across 23 disciplines are available on our portal nptel.ac.in. In 2014, we began the initiative of certification for these courses created in a phased manner, so that students may see tangible end result in the form of a certificate from the Centre for Continuing Education, IIT for their effort.
Certification exams are offered twice a year (Jan-Jun, Jul-Dec). Joining to a course is free. So, one may do self-learning by joining to NPTEL Online Certification courses; this is open to anyone and everyone. There is an optional proctored certification exam that the learner can take part at the end of the course to earn certificates from the IITs.
Learning can be done by watching videos. Weekly assignments are to be submitted online within the prescribed deadline. 25% of the final marks comes from the Assignments and 75% from the final exam.
Exams are conducted across 120+ cities in India, in morning and afternoon shifts. Learner has to appear at the designated exam centre to participate in the exam.
The main benefits of participating in an online course under NPTEL are that the student can review and assess his own progress week after week and also get his doubts clarified mutually or by the faculty in charge or by mentors, immediately, which enables him understand the subject better.
For more information on completed and ongoing courses, please visit: http://nptel.ac.in/noc