Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Online Free Study Material: MIT OCW and NPTEL (MIT OpenCourseWare and National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning by GOI)

MIT-OCW and NPTEL: Providing Video Lectures, Exams for free web based learning 

MIT OCW is famous in world wide students community, and NPTEL is specially meant for Indian Technical Students.

More about OCW Movement

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - Top Technical Institute all over the world, got the credit of formally launching the Open-Course-Ware OCW Movement, to provide web based learning contents to worldwide students.

According to Wikipedia:
The movement started in 1999 when the University of Tübingen in Germany published videos of lectures online in the context of its timms initiative.[1] The OCW movement only took off, however, with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at MIT in October 2002.
Please, note that apart from MIT, there are lots of universities like UN Univ, Univ of Madrid etc. are providing web based learning content. These are very must for the students who are learning on their own - Self Study, and even also useful to students who are taking coaching, to form deeper insights about the learning subjects.
Since, Lots of Universities are providing web-based learning and joined the OCW movement, We encourage you to use search engine. We have stumbled on a widely used OCW Search Engine:
Complete Catalogue for OCW can be accessed here:


Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds.
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
OCW is not an MIT education.
OCW does not grant degrees or certificates.
OCW does not provide access to MIT faculty.
Materials may not reflect entire content of the course.

How do I register to use MIT OpenCourseWare?
There is no registration or enrollment process because OCW is not a credit-bearing or degree-granting initiative.

Can I get a certificate?
No. MIT OpenCourseWare is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education; it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative. However, you should work through the materials at your own pace, and in whatever manner you desire.

How do I find what courses are available? How do I search your site?
A site overview is available for MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also browse courses by department or use the advanced search to locate a specific course or topic.

High school students and educators should check out Highlights for High School.

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) by the help of Ministry of HRD, India

In the first phase of the NPTEL project (June 2003-June 2007), seven IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have worked together to develop web and video based material for basic undergraduate science and engineering courses order to enhance the reach and quality of technical education in the country.

NPTEL Website:


Available United Nations University (UNU) Courses

  1. Training Course on Mangroves and Biodiversity Monday, August 15, 2011 7:12 AM:  This course was developed by the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India with financial support from the United Nations University.
  2. Technology, Industrial Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries Friday, November 20, 2009 3:07 PM
  3. Sectoral Systems of Innovation Friday, November 20, 2009 2:43 PM
  4. Innovation Studies and Development (Audio)Monday, August 31, 2009 1:54 PM: Lecture by Anthony Bartzokas and summing up the preliminary reading materials
  5. Environment and Sustainable Development Friday, August 28, 2009 4:44 PM
  6. Innovation Dynamics and Industrial Change (Audio)Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:18 PM
  7. The Social Construction of Technology in Development (Audio)Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:40 PM: This course will introduce recent approaches in constructivist technology studies, elaborate and investigate their relevance for development studies, and explore their
    background in the sociology and philosophy of science.
  8. Knowledge for Development Monday, February 11, 2008 6:01 PM
  9. Economic Development and Innovation Studies  (Audio) Thursday, February 07, 2008 6:56 PM
  10. Introduction to Integrated Water Resource Management Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:17 PM:An Introduction to Integrated Water Resources Management
  11. Ontology, Semantic Web and Electronic Government Thursday, January 24, 2008 8:47 AM
  12. Structures and Processes for Implementing and Operating e-Governance Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:24 PM: This course discusses organizational transformation in the context of electronic governance.
  13. Workflow and Business Process Management for Electronic Government Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:50 PM:  This course aims to provide a basic understanding of technologies supporting e-governance. It examines Workflow and Business Process Management for Electronic Government.
  14. Building a Community of Practice for Electronic Governance Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:50 PM: The course describes the rationale, objectives, activities and future directions of the initiative.
  15. Strategic Planning for Electronic Governance, Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:48 PM: This course aims to provide a basic understanding of e-governance strategies and teaches how an effective strategic plan can be developed through a process. Important elements of the strategic plans of some e-governance leaders are also discussed as case studies.

[1] MIT OCW website: OCW.MIT.EDU
[2] Wikipedia Article on OCW
[3] HRD NPTEL Document
[4] NPTEL Website


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