The IIT-Kharagpur has decided to approach institutes of higher education in eastern India students and teachers aware of free online courses offered by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).
Only 7% of the 5 lakh student enrolled this year in various NPTEL courses are from eastern India. Not only students, but teachers as well as colleges and universities are not aware of the NPTEL courses offered by IITs and IISc. At this backdrop, a drive will be launched by IIT-KGP to make eastern Indians aware of the NPTEL courses so that more and more students can reap its benefits.
To boost enrolments from the region, IIT-KGP is talking to various institutions of West Bengal, Odisha and north eastern states to offer credit transfers to the students.
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a joint initiative of IITs and IISc, provides e-learning through online video course in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Management and Humanities.
NPTEL is a curriculum building exercise and is directed towards providing learning materials in science and engineering by adhering to the syllabi of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The main objective of NPTEL is to make learning material available to students of engineering institutions through easier means.