NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)

What is NPTEL ?
  • The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The core project is coordinated by IIT Madras.

  • NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. Through this initiative, we offer online courses and certification in various topics.

  • Online course: Free for all & Certification exam: For a nominal fee. Learn anytime, anywhere! Only requirement: Interest and enthusiasm to learn :)

  • It simulates actual tasks from classrooms — from comprehending a lecture to participating in discussions and extracurricular activities.
Objective of NPTEL
  • Facilitate the competitiveness of Indian industry in the global markets by improving the quality and reach of engineering education

  • Make high quality learning material available to students of engineering institutions across the country, free of cost

  • 20+ barches courses

  • 875+ courses

  • 230+ million Google visits

  • 144+ million YouTube hits

  • 18000+ hours of video

  • 15000+ hours of text material

  • Registered users: 1,80,000+

  • Course enrolments: 2,00,000+

  • Courses completed: 200+ (as of July 2017)

  • Certificates: 15000+

  • Faculty: 50+ (IITM, IITK, CMI, IMSc)

  • Top enrolment: 53807 for Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms

NPTEL Online Certification Courses
  • Need for NOC
    Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is essentially a process of teaching using pre-recorded lectures, resource video materials, lecture notes, assignments and quizzes which are usually online and provide the user, self-assessment at regular intervals during learning. The learning involves the simultaneous participation of teachers and a large number of students and is similar to a classroom and on a much larger scale, through the Internet. This methodology is well suited to the current generation of mobile-Twitter-Facebook-YouTube savvy students.

  • NOC – NPTEL Online Courses
    • NPTEL began offering certification to students for participating in online courses in March 2014 through its new portal The portal is powered by Google India. This new effort has been termed NPTEL Online Certification or NOC, in short.
    • Through an online portal, 8-12 week or full-semester online courses, typically on topics relevant to students, preferably in their final years of higher education along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities and relevant exposure to tools and technologies are currently being offered by NPTEL.
    • The enrolment and learning from these courses involve no cost.
    • An in-person, proctored certification exam will be conducted and a certificate is provided through the participating institutions and industry, when applicable.
    • This project uses both fresh learning materials and existing NPTEL contents already developed for more than 860 courses thereby reducing reinvention of the wheel for online education.
    • The proctored exam provides a viable means of delivering authentic certification following online education.

NPTEL Administrator NPTEL Coordinators
For any queries regarding the NPTEL website, availability of courses or issues in accessing courses, please contact

NPTEL Administrator,
2nd floor, Central Library
IIT Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tel : (044) 2257 5905 ; (044) 2257 5908
Professor Mangala Sunder Krishnan
Web Coordinator (NPTEL)
Department of Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036 (India)

Professor Kushal Sen
Video Coordinator (NPTEL)
Department of Textile Technology,
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 (India)

Professor K. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Indian Institute of Technology Madras and
Programme Implementation Committee (PIC), NPTEL
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036 (India)