National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a joint initiative from IITs and IISCs to offer online courses and certification in various topics. NPTEL is offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) since March 2014 along with certificates from the IITs/IISc for those who complete the courses successfully. 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. NPTEL is offering several courses in different disciplines.
Thejus Engineering College is an active Local Chapter of NPTEL (Local chapter ID: 803). Staff and students of our institution are making use of this e-learning facility. 440 students and many faculty of the institution have completed MOOC courses successfully during the last years. Many of them have secured Elite+Gold and Elite+Silver medals and were in the toppers list for several courses. We are having a good number of registrations for the January - April 2020 courses.