NPTEL ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSES

TIMELINES / GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES

(July to Dec 2018 semester)

ALL TIMELINES ARE UPDATED HERE THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.

Request candidates to periodically visit this page and read these timelines/guidelines carefully.

COURSE/EXAM TIMELINES

The start/end dates are shown in the tables here. All dates are in 2018.

Enrollment begins

Enrollment ends

Start of course

End of course

Exam Date

Exam registration - form open

Last date for filling exam registration form

Last date to pay exam fees

Last Date for data changes

Last date for Exam Cancellation

4 weeks - set 1

Apr 15

Aug 13

Aug 13

Sep 07

Oct 07

Jun 25

Aug 27 (Mon - 10am)

Aug 28 (Tues - 1pm)

Aug 31 (Fri - 10am)

Aug 31 (Fri - 10am)

8 weeks - set 1

Apr 15

Aug 06

Aug 06

Sep 28

Oct 07

Jun 25

Aug 27

(Mon - 10am)

Aug 28

(Tues - 1pm)

Aug 31

(Fri - 10am)

Aug 31

(Fri - 10am)

12 weeks

Apr 15

July 30

Jul 30

Oct 19

Oct 28

Jun 25

Sep 10

(Mon - 10am)

Sep 11

(Tues - 1pm)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

4 weeks - set 2

Apr 15

Aug 27

Aug 27

Sep 21

Oct 28

Jun 25

Sep 10

(Mon - 10am)

Sep 11

(Tues - 1pm)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

8 weeks - set 2

Apr 15

Aug 27

Aug 27

Oct 19

Oct 28

Jun 25

Sep 10

(Mon - 10am)

Sep 11

(Tues - 1pm)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

Sep 14

(Fri - 10am)

(The dates shown in the following table are tentative)

Hall Tickets

Exam results

E-Certificates

Dispatch of Hard Copy of Certificates

Oct 7 computer based exams

Sep 24

Oct 25-Nov 10

3 days from release of results

Before Nov end

Oct 7 pen-paper exams

Sep 24

Nov 1- Nov 15

3 days from release of results

Before Nov end

Oct 28 computer based exams

Oct 15

Nov 16-Nov 30

3 days from release of results

Before Dec end

Oct 28 pen-paper exams

Oct 15

Nov 22-Dec 4

3 days from release of results

Before Dec end

EXAM FEE CALCULATION - EXAMPLES

Scenario 1 - Let us say you have registered for 1 exam

SC/ST – YES; PH – YES; Hard copy of certificate - NO

 

A

Exam fees

1100 x 1 = 1100

B

NO to hard copy of certificate

-100 x 1 = -100

C

SC/ST – YES

-500 (50% of 1000)

D

Physically handicapped – YES

-250 (50% of 500)

E

Total fee waiver

C + D = -750

F

Total fees to be paid

1000 – 750 = 250

 

Scenario 2 - Let us say you have registered for 2 exams

SC/ST – YES; PH – YES; Hard copy of certificate - YES

 

A

Exam fees

1100 x 2 = 2200

B

YES to hard copy of certificate

n/a        

C

SC/ST – YES

-1100 (50% of 2200)

D

Physically handicapped – YES

-550 (50% of 1100)

E

Total fee waiver

C + D = -1650

F

Total fees to be paid

2200 – 1650 = 550

 

Scenario 3 - Let us say you have registered for 2 exams

SC/ST – NO; PH – NO; Hard copy of certificate - YES

 

A

Exam fees

1100 x 2 = 2200

B

YES to hard copy of certificate

n/a

C

SC/ST – NO

n/a

D

Physically handicapped – NO

n/a

E

Total fee waiver

n/a

F

Total fees to be paid

2200

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Introduction

NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and Humanities streams.

NPTEL Online Certification Courses

NPTEL is now offering online certification courses through its portal https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in. There are 4wk, 8wk as well as 12wk courses offered twice a year.

Course Enrollment

Certification Exam

Course List

270 courses are open for enrollment

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQrnLO4ocWndT-busWy_e9cpujxYGg3Cc3THic_EB4EG6wvTx4yFpYxmzrl0BQ_rbrMEpL3jz8wvKMH/pubhtml

How many exams can one write this semester?

One may write up to a maximum of 4 exams.

2 exams on Oct 7 and 2 exams on Oct 28.

Can I enroll to courses using different email ids?

It is advisable to use the same email id while enrolling to multiple courses.

The same email id has to be used while registering for exams also.

Else, during exam city allocation, chances are that you may be randomly allocated to different exam cities, if you are writing multiple exams using multiple email ids.

Eligibility to register for exams

Eligibility to appear at the exams

Admit Card (Hall Ticket)
The Admit Cards for NPTEL exams will be available on NPTEL website. Candidates can download their Admit Card from the website. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates. The candidate has to appear at the NPTEL designated Examination Centre to write the exam on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.

Admit Card (Hall Ticket) guidelines

Will be updated shortly.

Exam City/Centre Change Request
No request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained.
Due to operational constraints, NPTEL reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

What NOT to bring during exam

Physical calculators, mobile phones and wristwatches are strictly prohibited and candidates possessing these in the examination hall (even if not using) will be disqualified.

Reporting Errors

Exam scores will be published as and when they are signed off by the concerned course instructor. Once scores are released, candidates are notified by email and/or sms. Candidates are given 3 days to verify the scores and report errors, if any. After this deadline, e-certificates are published on our portal. Candidates are again given 3 days to report errors in the e-certificates. After this deadline, certificates are given for printing.

If the candidate comes across any errors and wants the certificate to be re-printed, he/she has to pay Rs. 200 to NPTEL.

Go Green - Say No to Hard copy of certificate

We are introducing the "Go green" initiative this time. If you do not want the hard copy of the certificate and just the e-copy, the exam fee will be Rs 1000/- per course exam and not Rs 1100/- per course exam.

But if you say No now and later on want to get the hard copy, you will have to pay Rs 200/- per course certificate and receive the same by filling a separate form.

Please think about this and choose accordingly.

Supplementary Exams

NPTEL will not conduct supplementary exams. The college may look into creating question paper using already published Assignments for the particular course and grade it. This can perhaps be considered for the supplementary exam. In this case, NPTEL will not be issuing certificates for these students.

NPTEL Coordinators decision is final

In all matters concerning the exams, the decision taken by NPTEL Coordinators will be the final and binding on all the applicants.

IMPORTANT

1. NPTEL routinely sends email notifications to all candidates (to their registered email id) regarding any new developments with respect to extension of deadlines, other announcements, etc. Candidates are expected to check emails on a regular basis.  We also suggest that you check your inbox and spam/junk boxes for emails. The consequences of neglecting NPTEL email notifications will have to be borne by the candidate.

2. The deadlines given here will be strictly adhered to. Candidates are advised to keep visiting NPTEL portal for regular updates on schedule of events in case of any unexpected natural/national situations.

3. Delays or disruptions in service due to breakdown of NPTEL computer servers (due to reasons beyond the control of NPTEL) shall be rectified as early as possible and notified on NPTEL portal. The

decisions of NPTEL in this regard shall be final and binding.

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Updated on July 03, 2018