NPTEL project was proposed for the first time in 1999 by Prof. M. S. Ananth, Director, IIT Madras and funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has developed curriculum based course contents for engineering courses at the undergraduate level. NPTEL is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. Through this initiative, NPTEL offers online courses and certification in various topics. The main objective behind this initiative is to reach out to students and faculty by providing them access to NPTEL content and Online Certifications from NPTEL Centre of Continuing Education.
JEC Group of Colleges has taken a step forward towards the establishment of an NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)) local Chapter. The objective of this Chapter is to enable the students gain knowledge through enhanced video lecture and obtain certificates for courses pursued. It also makes them employable in the industry or pursue a suitable higher education programme in Engineering and Technology.
Dr B.B. Jain, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering is nominated as SPOC of NPTEL JEC Group Chapter. One of the roles of SPOC is to identify mentors from the various departments’ who will motivate students to enroll for the respective courses , monitor the course work week wise, motivate students to submit assignments, to register for the exam and assist the students towards successful completion of the registered courses.