Monday, September 18, 2006

IIT's joining hands to create quality education for free



In a combined effort Govt of India is funding a programme titled 'National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning'.
Part of this effort the premier technology institues of India , 7 IIT's and IISc have joined hands to create quality course materials available for free for students. These courses are available for free for nay one.

This is a good effort to get more quality engineers from noral engineering colleges.

What is NPTEL

The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses. This is being carried out by IITs (Seven), IISc Bangalore and other premier institutions as a collaborative project. At IIT Madras, the project is evolving and it is our intent to provide learning materials, digitally taped classroom lectures, supplementary materials and links to state-of-the art research materials in every subject possible. Currently samples from approximately 70 courses offered by faculty in various departments and to students at all levels (B.Tech, M.Tech, M.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.) are given here. Approximately 140 courses are in various stages of preparation and distribution through internet.



All the faculty members are personally involved in the making of their respective courses in the electronic form. Our purpose is to supplement classroom lectures. The latter are compulsory for students and IIT Madras stipulates that students attend 75 percent of lectures to qualify for their examinations.

How to use ?
- Go to http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
- Click on Courses
- Sign up as a NEW USER
- And access any course material on-line.


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