AICTE FDP

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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)


AICTE Notification

MoU between AICTE and NPTEL for recognizing NPTEL MOOCs courses as FDPs for faculty promotions - Click Here!

    Terms and Conditions
    List of NPTEL Online Courses For AICTE FDP
    Processes
    Applicability
    FAQ
    AICTE Gazette Notification
    Sample AICTE FDP Certificate
    How to apply for FDP certificate
    (Jul - Dec 2020)

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.

Processes    click here to download

Roles & responsibilities of NPTEL
  1. It shall be the responsibility of NPTEL to conduct advance level courses through MOOCs, which are good enough to be FDP.
  2. NPTEL will do the certification of these courses with AICTE.
  3. NPTEL will act as facilitator for the operation of the programmes.
  4. NPTEL through its Academic Affairs Council (this is the senates of the different IITs that run courses on NPTEL) and its programme Implementation Committee (Chaired by Director, IIT Madras and all NPTEL coordinators are member) will identify the set of advanced courses that are good enough to be FDP.
  5. The list of courses will be advertised on the NPTEL portal (nptel.ac.in) and a record of courses approved every semester will be maintained on the same portal.
  6. Online portal will be modified by NPTEL to invite applications for the conduct of advance level courses through MOOCs and the link also be provided at AICTE website.
  7. Since the NPTEL courses are supported by MHRD, NPTEL will be accountable for finance/grants sanctioned under the scheme and shall abide by terms and conditions stipulated by MHRD for financial grants.
  8. NPTEL will constitute a Steering Committee for effecting implementation of scheme. AICTE will provide its representative as a member on that Committee.
  9. After conduct of each programme, NPTEL will provide to AICTE a list of participant faculty from engineering college, alongwith their contact details, who attended the MOOCs programme in the eligible NPTEL courses and successfully completed the same.
  10. A special joint certificate will be issued by NPTEL to the participants who attended the MOOCs programme in the eligible NPTEL courses and successfully completed the same. The specially designed joint certificate will carry AICTE logo and signatures of Advisor, AICTE and NPTEL Coordinator appended on it.
  11. NPTEL will ensure that the above said certificate shall be issued only to those participants who qualify examinations.
Roles & responsibilities of AICTE: -
  1. AICTE shall nominate a representative to attend the meetings of Steering Committee for monitoring the implementation of the terms and conditions laid down in the MoU.
  2. An appropriate advertisement shall be placed by AICTE and NPTEL and applications will be invited online on NPTEL web portal with the link on AICTE website.
  3. AICTE shall conduct surprise visit to some centres while the conduct of test is in progress. NPTEL will provide the schedule to AICTE in advance.
What Faculty has to do
  1. Faculty has to enroll to courses on NPTEL portal, register for the certification exam(s) by filling the form and paying the applicable fees, appear at the designated exam centre and write the exam, and pass the exam by scoring marks according to criteria set by NPTEL.
  2. Faculty who participate in and pass the NPTEL courses approved by AICTE as FDP will apply separately to NPTEL and get the FDP certificate agreed upon by AICTE and NPTEL.
  3. This will be submitted by the faculty to AICTE to complete the process.

Applicability


The AICTE FDP is applicable from Jul-Dec 2018 semester onward. This will NOT be applicable to previously completed NPTEL Certification Courses.

FAQ


A. General

1. On what basis are the courses identified as AICTE approved FDP courses?
AICTE has made it clear that FDP will be available only for elective and advance topics.
FDP will not be applicable to core courses.
So, courses are chosen accordingly.
2. Can you please add a few more courses in this FDP approved course list?
No. These are courses pre-approved by AICTE. We will not be adding any more new courses to this list.
3. Will FDP be applicable to previously completed NPTEL certification courses?
The AICTE FDP is applicable from Jul-Dec 2018 semester onward.
This will NOT be applicable to previously completed NPTEL Certification Courses.
4. Do we get the regular NPTEL certificate as well as a separate FDP certificate
You will get the regular NPTEL certificate for the exam written and passed. After that you will have to separately apply for the NPTEL-AICTE FDP certificate.
6. Is there any change in the enrollment form?
No. They may enroll using the same enrolment form as before.
7. Can the faculty continue to act as mentor?
Yes. He/she can be a Mentor of the course.

B. STEPS TO FOLLOW

1. What are the steps the faculty has to follow to obtain the AICTE-NPTEL FDP certificate?
1. Faculty has to enroll to courses on NPTEL portal, register for the certification exam(s) by filling the form and paying the applicable fees, appear at the designated exam centre and write the exam, and pass the exam by scoring marks according to criteria set by NPTEL.
2. Faculty who participate in and pass the NPTEL courses approved by AICTE as FDP will apply separately to NPTEL and get the FDP certificate agreed upon by AICTE and NPTEL.
3. This will be submitted by the faculty to AICTE to complete the process.

C. To apply for FDP certificate separately

1. Is there a fees for getting the FDP certificate? If so, how much?
Rs 100/- Only e-certificate of FDP certificate will be published. Hard copy of FDP certificate WILL NOT be printed/dispatched.
2. Where do faculty apply for the FDP certificate?
They can apply through the exam registration form.

Who is eligible to apply for FDP certificate?

  • All faculty are eligible to apply. Go to this page to check that. https://nptel.ac.in/AICTE_FDP/
  • Ensure that while enrolling to NPTEL courses, you choose your Profession as FACULTY
  • You must have passed the NPTEL exam with consolidated score of 40% and above

How to apply?

  • Step 1: Go to exam registration form
  • Step 2: Click on FDP button shown at the bottom of the screen. You will be able to register for unpaid FDP courses alone. Fill necessary details and proceed to payment.

Please note : Only e-Certificate will be provided for FDP.


Last date to apply

Conference support for SWAYAM-NPTEL Local Chapter SPOCs

The Conference Support for SWAYAM-NPTEL Local Chapter SPOCs was initiated to allow SPOCs to participate in academic conferences happening in India that will be both an intellectual exercise as well as a networking opportunity. Attending reputable technical conferences can substantially improve SPOCs’ professional activities as a teacher and some of the learning (both tangible and intangible) can then be transferred to other members in your parent institution. This will help in creating an enjoyable work environment where there will be a group vision to strive for continuous improvement, both in terms of processes as well as products.

Since SPOCs are an Ambassador of NPTEL activities in your college, we believe that you have already taken the first step for enhancing teaching-learning activities within your institution. We also strongly believe that the conference participation will provide much needed impetus to empower you further in achieving sustained improvements. And this is in alignment with the larger vision of NPTEL - Providing access to high quality learning for every learner.

More information on the initiative is given at this link FAQ.

The following SPOCs have availed conference benefits for the year 2019.

S.NO SPOC Name LC ID College Name State Conference Schedule
1 Ashok P 331 Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College Tamil Nadu OPTCT2019 March 23 to 24,2019
2 Cherian Paul 449 Saint Gits College of Engineering Kerala IndiaTrib December 1 to 4,2019
3 Rohidas Nitonde 474 Shri Shivaji College Maharashtra T4E2019 December 9 to 11,2019
4 Nilesh Sabnis 735 Sanjay Ghodawat University Maharashtra OPTCT2019 March 23 to 24,2019
5 K M Soni 1962 Amity University Haryana T4E2019 December 9 to 11,2019