NPTEL Awareness Workshop
20th January, 2018
An NPTEL Awareness Workshop was conducted by IIT Madras at Dronacharya College Of Engineering, Gurugram on 20th January 2018. Several faculties from various colleges in the State of Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh attended the workshop. Nine faculties from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida also attended the workshop to gain the insight of the MOOCs being developed by IITs and IISc.
Dr. Sri Krishna Yadav, Dean Acedemics, DCE, Gurugram welcomed Prof. Prathap Horidoss and Ms. Bharathi Balaji, NPTEL Coordinator from IIT Madras. Prof. (Dr.) B M K Prasad,Principal, DCE, Gurugram addressed the audience and advised them to be attentive during the workshop so that they have fruitful take - away at the end of the day.
The session was conducted by Prof. Prathap Horidoss. He discussed the inception of NPTEL, its features and achievements so far. Prof. Horidoss also discussed the portal layout, videos, PDFs and the Discussion Forum available on NPTEL. He discussed the benefits which one can gain through NPTEL courses and showed testimonials by scientists and engineers from organization like DRDO, BHEL and other giant companies.
Prof. Horidass continued the second session in which he discussed the Certification part of NPTEL. He described the score structure, certificate categories and examination pattern. He also discussed the value and recognition of the certificate from NPTEL.
The session was conducted by Ms. Bharathi Balaji. She layed stress upon : What is Local Chapter? Who can become Local Chapter? and How to become a Local Chapter. She encouraged many participants from various institutes to initiate NPTEL courses and become a Local Chapter. Ms. Bharathi attended to the queries raised by participants.
During the concluding session, Prof. Prasad and Prof. Yadav distributed Mementos to the dignitaries from IIT Madras. Ms. Ashu Malhotra, NPTEL Coordinator, DCE, Gurugram delivered the Vote of Thanks.
The workshop ended with a satisfactory note with the hope that the valuable information gathered during the day will be shared with students and that they would be encouraged to reap the benefits of such MOOCs.
List of DGI Participants:
- Dr. Sahab Singh
- Mr. Gaurav Siwal
- Mr. Manik Mittal
- Mr. Amit Jain
- Ms. Kiran Singh
- Ms. Aditi Arora
- Ms. Monu Singh
- Mr. Prassan Sharma
- Ms. Devangi Grover