The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) – IIT Madras has begun enrolment for more than 400 online courses, which provide 20% credit transfer. The courses are free and open to everyone across the world. A nominal fee will be charged only for those interested in taking examinations for certification.
The enrolments are currently open for July-December 2020 semester. Students can register for these courses through onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in.
Besides, the institute has launched a new initiative, where eminent professors from various departments of IIT madras will deliver online lectures about engineering streams. These sessions are aimed at helping class XII students identify a discipline that is best aligned with their interests.
Speaking about the courses being offered, Andrew Thangaraj, coordinator, NPTEL-IIT Madras, said, “NPTEL currently works with more than 3,800 colleges across the country. These colleges include Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Science and Management colleges. If Universities and Autonomous colleges want to take advantage of credit transfer, they must implement the credit transfer policy in their institutions. Some universities and autonomous colleges have already started taking advantage of the credit transfer policy.”
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has requested all universities and colleges to allow up to 20% credit transfer in every semester through the Central Government’s SWAYAM initiative. A student can request for transfer of credit once he/she clears the certification examination, as approved by the regulations of the institute he/she is affiliated to.