NPTEL : Introduction

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was first conceived in 1999 to pave the way for introducing multimedia and web technology to enhance learning of basic science and engineering concepts. Significant infrastructure has been set up earlier for production of video/web-based teaching material by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Technical Teacher Training Institutes (TTTI).

The broad aim of the project NPTEL is to facilitate the competitiveness of Indian industry in the global markets through improving the quality and reach of engineering education. The operational objective of NPTEL is to make high quality learning material available to students of engineering institutions across the country by exploiting the advances in information and communication technology. The target group for this project consists of students and faculty of institutions offering undergraduate engineering programmes in India.

NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. The mission of NPTEL is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by providing free online courseware.

In the first phase of the NPTEL project, IITG has developed 05 video courses and 15 web courses and in the second phase, IITG has developed 16 video courses and 64 web courses.

Courses Developed by IIT Guwahati

List of the Web courses:

Sl. No. Course Name Course Developer
Basic Sciences
1 Engineering Physics I (Experiment) Prof. Alika Khare
Prof. Pratima Agarwal
Prof. S. Ravi
2 Engineering Physics I (Theory) Prof. Alika Khare
Prof. Pratima Agarwal
Prof. S. Ravi
3 Mathematics III Prof. M. Guru Prem Prasad
Prof. Durga C Dalal
Civil Engineering
4 Construction Planning and Management Prof. Arbind Kumar Singh
5 Fluid Mechanics Dr. Subhashisa Dutta
Dr. N. Sahoo
6 Soil Mechanics Prof. Baleshwar Singh
Computer Science and Engineering
7 Computer Organization and Architecture Prof. Jatindra Kumar Deka
8 Data Structures and Program Methodology Dr. S.V. Rao
Dr. Pradip K Das
9 Theory of Automata and Formal Languages Prof. Diganta Goswami
Electronics and Communication Engineering
10 Digital Circuits Prof. Anil Mahanta
Prof. Roy Paily Palanthinkal
11 Electromagnetic Fields Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee
12 IC Technology Prof. Roy Paily Palanthinkal
Prof. Indrajit Chakraborty
13 Probability and Random Processes Prof. Prabin K Bora
Mechanical Engineering
14 Engineering Mechanics Prof. U.S. Dixit
15 Mechanical Vibrations Prof. Rajiv Tiwari
Prof. S.K. Dwivedy

List of the Video courses:

Sl. No. Course Name Course Developer
Civil Enginnering
1 Design of Steel Structures Prof. Damodar Maity
2 Hydraulics Prof. Arup Kumar Sharma
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
3 Basic Electronics Prof. Chitralekha Mahanta
Mechanical Engineering
4 Engineering Mechanics Prof. U.S. Dixit
Dr. G. Saravana Kumar
5 Mechanical Vibrations Prof. Rajiv Tiwari
Prof. S.K. Dwivedy

List of the Web courses:

Sl. No. Course Name Course Developer
Aerospace Engineering
1 Hypersonic Aerodynamics Dr. N. Sahoo
Dr. Vinayak Kulkarni
2 Principles of Fluid Dynamics Dr. N. Sahoo
Dr. Vinayak Kulkarni
3 Cell Biology Dr. Sanjukta Patra
4 Genetic Engineering & Applications Dr. Utpal Bora
5 Plant Biotechnology Dr. Rakhi Chaturvedi
6 Proteomics and Genomics Dr. Vikash Kumar Dubey
7 Cellular and Molecular Immunology Dr. Sachin Kumar
8 General Virology Dr. Sachin Kumar
9 Gene Therapy Dr. Sachin Kumar
10 Bio-analytical Techniques and Bioinformatics Dr. Nitin Chaudhary
Dr. Vishal Trivedi
11 Fundamentals of Biotechnology Dr. Vishal Trivedi
12 Basic Biology Dr. Vishal Trivedi
13 Experimental Biotechnology Dr. Nitin Chaudhary
Dr. Vishal Trivedi
14 Microbiology Dr. Gurvinder Kaur Saini
Chemical Engineering
15 Catalyst Science and Technology Dr. Mahuya De
16 Chemical Engineering Design - II Dr. S.V. Rao
Dr. Animes Kr. Golder
Prof. Vaibhav V. Goud
17 Chemical Technology - II Dr. U. Ramagopal
18 Fuel Cell Technology Dr. Anil Verma
Prof. S. Basu
19 Heat Transfer Dr. Anil Verma
20 Interfacial Engineering Dr. Pallab Ghosh
21 Mass Transfer Operations - I Dr. Chandan Das
Dr. S.K. Majumder
22 Molecular Simulations in Chemical Engineering Dr. Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra
Dr. Tamal Banerjee
23 Process Control and Instrumentation Dr. P.K. Saha
Chemistry and Biochemistry
24 Bio-organic Chemistry Dr. S.S. Bag
25 Chemistry of Materials Dr. M. Quereshi
26 Environmental Chemistry Dr. Chivukula Vasudeva Sastri
Prof. T. Pal
27 Principles of Organic Synthesis Prof. T. Punniyamurthy
28 Reagents and Organic Reactions Prof. T. Punniyamurthy
29 Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis Prof. T. Punniyamurthy
30 Bio-Organic Chemistry of Natural Enediyne Anticancer Antibiotics Dr. S.S. Bag
31 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry Dr. Chandan Mukherjee
32 Basic Organic Chemistry Prof. T. Punniyamurthy
Civil Engineering
33 Construction Economics & Finance Dr. Bulu Pradhan
34 Geo-environmental Engineering Dr. S. Sreedeep
35 Ground Water Hydrology Dr. Rajib K. Bhattacharjya
36 Probability Methods in Civil Engineering Dr. C. Mallikarjuna
37 Financing Infrastructure Projects Dr. Laishram Boeing Singh
38 Structural Reliability Dr. Arunasis Chakraborty
39 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Dr. Tadikonda Venkata Bharat
Computer Science and Engineering
40 Computational Number Theory & Cryptography Dr. Pinaki Mitra
41 VLSI Design Verification and Test Prof. Jatindra Kumar Deka
Dr. Santosh Biswas
42 Human-Computer Interaction Dr. Samit Bhattacharya
Prof. Pradeep P Yammiyavar
Engineering Design
43 Design Fundamentals Dr. Utpal Barua
44 Design for Manufacture and Assembly(DFMA) for Industrial Design Abinash Kumar Swain
Electrical Engineering
45 Digital Control System Dr. Indrani Kar
Prof. S. Majhi
46 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Prof. S. Majhi
Dr. Praveen Kumar
Humanities and Social Sciences
47 Cultural Studies Dr. Liza Das
48 Indian Society - Issues and Problems Dr. Sambit Mallick
Dr. Liza Das
49 Introduction to Sociology Dr. Sambit Mallick
50 Science, Technology and Society Dr. Sambit Mallick
Prof. Archana Barua
51 Number Theory Dr. Anupam Saikia
52 Partial Differential Equations Dr. Rajen Kumar Sinha
53 Stochastic Processes Dr. N. Selvaraju
Dr. S. Dharmaraja
Mechanical Engineering
54 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics Prof. P. Mahanta
55 Engineering Drawing Prof. P.S. Robi
56 Gas Dynamics Dr. Vinayak Kulkarni
57 Nonlinear Vibration Prof. S.K. Dwivedy
58 Theory & Practice of Rotor Dynamics Prof. Rajiv Tiwari
59 Continuum Mechanics A. Narayana Reddy
60 Mechatronics and Manufacturing Automation Dr. Shrikrishna N. Joshi
61 Advanced Statistical Mechanics Dr. S.B. Santra
62 Physics of Magnetic Recording and Recording Media Dr. A. Perumal
Prof. A. Srinivasan
63 Spintronics: Physics and Technology Dr. A. Perumal
64 Mathematical Physics - I Dr. Saurabh Basu
Electronics & Communication Engineering
65 Queuing Systems Prof. S.K. Bose
66 Signal Detection and Estimation Theory Dr. R. Sinha

List of the Video courses:

Sl. No. Course Name Course Developer
Chemical Engineering
1 Mass Transfer Operations I Dr. B. Mandal
2 Process Design Decisions and Project Economics Dr. Vijay S. Moholkar
3 Heat Transfer Prof. A.K. Ghoshal
Civil Engineering
4 Advanced Hydraulics Dr. Suresh A Kartha
Computer Science and Engineering
5 Design Verification and Test of Digital VLSI Circuits Prof. Jatindra Kumar Deka
Dr. Santosh Biswas
Engineering Design
6 Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial design perspective Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti
Electrical Engineering
7 Advanced Control Systems Prof. S. Majhi
Humanities and Social Sciences
8 Cultural Studies Dr. Liza Das
9 Game Theory and Economics Dr. Debarshi Das
10 English Language and Literature Dr. Liza Das
Dr. Krishna Barua
11 Formal Languages and Automata Theory Dr. Diganta Goswami
Dr. K.V. Krishna
12 Complex Analysis Prof. P. A. S. Sree Krishna
Mechanical Engineering
13 Nonlinear Vibration Prof. S.K. Dwivedy
14 Theory & Practice of Rotor Dynamics Prof. Rajiv Tiwari
15 Engineering Drawing Prof. P.S. Robi

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