NPTEL Local Chapter

Final year UG and PG students are encouraged to take part in various courses offered by NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), which will either enhance the knowledge level in their areas of interest . 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. NPTEL’s 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.

Sacred Heart College became a NPTEL-local chapter (ID # 1275) in 2017 and since then we see a good number of students taking up the online certificate courses of their choice. 

The Statistical data of the enrollment process in NPTEL is shown below: 

Academic year Number of Enrollments
2017-18 5
2018-19 26
2019-20 49
2020-21 19
2021-22 406
2022-23 163
2023-24* 310*
* Registration is still open

We see a great increase in the number of students taking part in the NPTEL each year and in the last academic year (2022-23) 91% of the registered students qualified for the exams. In 2022-23 Praveena Pradeep (20UCHE3944) was recognized with NPTEL Discipline Star for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Course. 

The students who had appeared for the final exams were satisfied with the online platform offered by NPTEL.


Dr. Roby Cherian