Mission Project

Project Title: National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning

Principal Investigator: Bani Bhattacharya

Sponsor: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India

IIT Kharagpur is one of the 8 institutions involved in the MHRD funded project on “National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). The aim of the project is to improve the educational standard in all engineering institutions across the country. The project envisages design, development, delivery & evaluation of 120 web-based courses and 120 video courses in 5 Undergraduate levels of engineering disciplines over the 3 year period of 2003 – 2006. The total project cost is Rs. 3,56,3204.00.

The first phase of the project is already over where IIT Kharagpur has produced 18 web-based and 22 video-based courses (a total of 1600hrs), in 5 areas of engineering disciplines. We have also encapsulated 40 existing video courses for inclusion into the NPTEL programme. The web-based courses are already freely available at NPTEL website at IIT Madras. A mirror site for all webcourses across all institutions have been set up at CET. The second phase of the project is due to start soon, involving creation of more courses, implementation and dissemination of all courses as well as research in pedagogical issues in education.