All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development and NPTEL have signed an MOU on July 24, 2018 whereby advanced NPTEL online certification courses are approved for Faculty Development Programme (FDP) by AICTE.

(F. No. AICTE/RIFD/FDP Through MOOCs/2017-18)

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    Terms and Conditions
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Terms and Conditions

  • NPTEL is already conducting Advance and Basic Level courses through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
  • A large number of Advance Level Courses are being offered by NPTEL. These are 1 credit, 2 credit and 3 credit courses.
  • Since MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) of NPTEL are not full time like regular FDPs, it is decided that its equivalence to regular FDP shall be considered as under.

  • S.No No. of weeks of NPTEL Courses No. of lectures per week Total No. of Hrs. of engagement Equivalence of NPTEL course with regular FDP
    1 4 3 12 ½ FDP of one week
    2 8 3 24 Full FDP of one week
    3 12 3 36 1½ FDP
  • NPTEL MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will have regular assignments and in person examination at the end. A test will be conducted by NPTEL and a certificate be issued to only those participants who attended the programme and qualify in the test.