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NPTEL, Free Online Resource for GATE 2017 Preparation

Last Updated - August 17, 2016

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a programme, which is entirely related to the science and engineering courses. The main objective of NPTEL programme is to provide quality education through web and video content based on engineering syllabus across the country. Qualified lecturers associated to the IITs and IISc provide the classes on NPTEL. The content is delivered through web (e-learning) and videos in a classroom setup.

NPTEL was formed by the collaboration of the 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay IIT Delhi IIT Guwahati IIT Kanpur IIT Kharagpur IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore). The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, funds NPTEL.

For many students studying in any IITs or not, NPTEL will prove to be a boon. For an IIT or IISc student it is beneficial because he/ she can go through the subject that they might have missed or can listen or study about the same again for better understanding. For the students who are not a part of any IITs or IISc institutes he/ she can still visit the website to look up for the subject of their interest.

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IITs and IISc Universities are considered to be one of the most prestigious institutes across the country. To be able to be associated to it in any manner would be a dream for any student in the field of engineering. The initiative taken by the seven IITs and IISc will not only help the students who are sitting for various engineering competitive exams but will also help the present engineering students to clear their concepts through it

The courses available on NPTEL can help any aspiring engineering student sitting for various competitive exams like JEE (Main), AIEEE and GATE etc. Also, the students can directly interact with the course instructor to get a better understanding of any concept.

Currently NPTEL has over 100 of videos as well as web content available for the students. It is considered to be the most efficient, feasible source of information for any student. Mentioned below are few of the benefits of NPTEL Programme:

Benefits of NPTEL Programme

Why visit NPTEL?

NPTEL is an online website for all the engineering aspirants. The information provided on the website is devoted towards the engineering and science syllabus. It is provided in the form of web (e-learning) and video content, which makes the learning scenario different and interesting for the students. The content available on the website for all the respective courses are provided by the IITs and IISc professors. Hence, making the content of class level.

Who all can visit?

As the courses on NPTEL are offered online, there is no qualifying ground for a student for any course. The courses offered on the official website is open to anybody and everybody. The student can look up for their interested courses without giving it a second thought.

What all will it offer?

For the students looking up for study material for preparing for a competitive exam, NPTEL is a great source for the same. The students can look up for the previous year exam pattern for their own practice. This will help them to get an idea about the pattern of the exam and then they can study for the exam accordingly. They can also practice with the mock question papers available on the website.

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How much will it cost?

One of the most important benefits of the NPTEL programme is that most of its courses are free of cost. The courses that offer a certification on its completion, for this the students are required to pay a nominal fee. The certificate will be based on the marks scored by the students in the exam taken online for the opted course.

The initiative taken by the IITs and IISc of creating a programme like NPTEL has proven to be of a great advantage for the students. As the courses are web or online based, they make the learning process interesting for the aspirants. As the courses are mostly free of cost and for the certificate courses nominal fee has to be paid, the students find it economical as well. A student preparing for competitive exams like GATE, JEE-Main and AIEEE will get a lot of benefit from this programme.

NPTEL Programme for GATE Aspirants

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India competitive exam for all the aspiring engineers. It is conducted and managed jointly by all the seven IITs and IISc Bangalore. For any engineer who wishes to save a spot in any of the 7 IITs or IISc Bangalore will have to take GATE exam.

GATE is conducted to test the student’s primary skill and comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in the field of engineering and science. The marks scored by the student in the GATE Exam will help them to find them a seat for various Post Graduate courses offered in the IITs and IISc across the country.

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Any student preparing for GATE exam will find NPTEL website resourceful. It has an added advantage for the aspirants as GATE exam is an engineering exam and NPTEL is a website focusing on engineering courses. Also, another advantage for this is through GATE an aspirant can get admission in any of the 7 IITs or IISc, and the professors of IITs and IISc conduct the courses offered on NPTEL.

NPTEL is a great resource for a student to prepare for any of the competitive engineering exam. He/ she will find all the important study material based on the GATE 2017 syllabus on the website.

As it is an exam to get admission in any of the 7 IITs and IISc and the lectures conducted on NPTEL are also from the IITs and IISc professors, then a student can refer to it for any of the concerned subject. It provides an elaborated explanation for every possible subject relating to science and engineering.


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