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SWAYAM-NPTEL Local Chapter

SWAYAM-NPTEL Local Chapter


SWAYAM comprises 9 National Coordinators (NCs) namely NPTEL, CEC, UGC, AICTE, NIOS, IIMB, NITTTR, IGNOU, and NCERT. NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities, and science streams for more than a decade. These are available at From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate from the IITs These are available at 

To take this initiative forward and to encourage more students across colleges to participate in this initiative, setting up SWAYAM-NPTEL chapter in colleges (with the approval of the management) which will be under the headship of a faculty member of the college, who would be our Single Point of Contact (SPOC). 

The SPOC will keep updated about all the latest NPTEL initiatives and give him information which he can disseminate among the Faculties and Students. 


NPTEL began offering open online courses in March 2014 along with certificates from the IITs/IISc for those who completed the courses successfully. It is now possible for ANYONE outside the IIT System to be able to do an online certification course from NPTEL and get a certificate from the IITs. IITs are reaching out and taking education to the homes of people through this initiative.

Why was this initiative through the model of Open Online Courses? 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is essentially an asynchronous platform and a process for teaching through pre-recorded lectures, resource video materials, lecture notes, assignments and quizzes, which are usually online and provide self-assessment in regular intervals during learning. 

The learning, through scheduling of fixed time duration for completion of courses and, therefore, the simultaneous participation of teachers and a large number of students may be termed synchronous and is thus similar to a classroom, albeit on the Internet and being much larger in size. 

When offered with consideration for students in non-urban and rural areas through supplementary DVDs and mobile delivered content, they enable quality and equitable access to a much larger population of students and can lead to a significant rise in the Gross Enrolment Ratio. 

These courses are open for anyone to access – at no cost. So, anyone who is interested in learning gets access to quality content, which also includes a discussion with the content creator and access to assignments for self-testing. 

The faculty who are currently offering courses are from the IITs or from other reputed institutes such as CMI, IMSc, etc. 


Encouraged by UGC and AICTE: Actively encouraged for credit transfer by educational regulatory bodies.
Faculty Development Programs (FDP): Advanced courses recommended for FDP approval by AICTE, facilitating faculty point accumulation.
Engagement with Top Faculty: Direct engagement with top faculty nationwide strengthens student fundamentals.
Exploration of New Subjects: Allows students to explore new areas of interest not covered in regular college curricula.
In-depth Learning: Enables students to delve deeper into subjects they wish to master.
Diverse Peer Groups: MOOC audience spans India and internationally, facilitating peer assessment and self-evaluation.
Self-Learning Initiative: Promotes self-driven learning, fostering a habit of staying updated through self-study.
Valuable Certificates: Certificates issued bear the stamp of CCE, IIT, enhancing job prospects.
Recruitment Pool for Companies: Companies can recruit candidates with specialized skills from NPTEL certificate holders.

 GPC SWAYAM Local Chapter ID (LC ID): 4201 

The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) nominated from our college is 

Name of SPOC: Mr.Titus.R

Designation: IQAC Coordinator


Contact No(s) : 9304706901 

E-mail id:

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