SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.


National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a project of MHRD initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003, to provide quality education to anyone interested in learning from the IITs. The main goal was to create web and video courses in all major branches of engineering and physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level.


  • Largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences, and selected humanities and social sciences subjects.
  • YouTube channel for NPTEL – most subscribed educational channel, 1.5 million+ channel subscribers, 819 million+ views, 50000+ Video Hours. More than 54000+ hours of video content, transcribed with subtitles.
  • Most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content in the world.

NPTEL Online Certification Courses

Since 2013, through an online portal, 4, 8, or 12 weeks online courses, typically on topics relevant to students in all years of higher education along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities with exposure to relevant tools and technologies, are being offered. The enrolment to and learning from these courses involves no cost. An in-person, proctored certification exam (optional) will be conducted at Rs. 1000/- per course and a certificate is provided through the participating institutions and industry, when applicable.

Guidelines to get register for the course & Certification

Step1: Go to the link – https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in

Step2: Click on the tab “SIGN-IN/REGISTER” seen on the top right-hand corner.

Step3: Use a Google account enabled email id to login.

Step4: Choose your desired course. In the upcoming page, go through the details and click on the Join button next, fill the details and click on the “Join” button.

Step5: If the course has content uploaded, you will now be able to see it.

Once these steps are done, you will receive a confirmation welcome e-mail. After that, when the course begins and the weekly lessons are released, you will be notified via e-mail. Also, any news, announcements, etc. will be posted in the Announcement Page of the course. You can now start watching the videos. Please keep checking your course page for updates.


Joining/enrolling for an NPTEL online course is free. Once enrolled, the videos and associated study material may also be downloaded for free. Learning from the course, submitting assignments, participating in the discussion forum is free. To write the final exam, you need to pay Rs. 1000/- per course.


For candidates enrolled to a course, a link will be published for exam registration. Email alerts will be sent to the candidates with the link. Kindly follow the guidelines posted there.

Certification exams will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday. There will be 2 exam sessions on both days. Morning Session – 9 am to 12 pm Afternoon session – 2 pm to 5 pm. You will have to appear at the allotted exam center and produce your Admit Card and Identification Card for verification and take the exam in person.


E-mail [email protected]
NPTEL http://nptel.ac.in/
NPTEL Online Course Registration https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/
Local Chapter (For Colleges) http://nptel.ac.in/LocalChapter
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/iit
Translation of transcripts https://nptel.ac.in/Translation/




Prof. Gurpreet Singh Kalsi

Assistant Professor

(Dept. of Commerce & Economics)

(SPOC – NPTEL Local Chapter)

Mob: +91-98785-93751

E-mail: [email protected]

College Link on NPTEL Sitehttps://nptel.ac.in/LocalChapter/statistics/4284/