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According to S. Vaidhyasubramanian, Dean (Planning), SASTRA said “the courses are on the lines of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning is an initiative of the Indian Institutes of Technology. We have partnered with the IIT and given 13 courses under NPTEL. It is basically about Digital India initiative and will be a resource warehouse”.
SASTRA University has joined hands with NIIT to provide online courses to B.Tech and M.Tech students using the internet-based learning portal NIIT.tv.
In this deal the NIIT will provide the infrastructure and SASTRA will provide the course material. NIIT has almost 1.7 lakh registered users in 142 countries. So, the candidates can just log in to the portal and take the courses.
Initially following three courses would be offered:
- Biomedical nanotechnology
- Control systems
If the student wants a certificate at the end of the course, they would be charged a nominal fee and then the certificates will be provided.
The proposal is to expand the programme to following areas:
Udai Singh, NIIT’s chief strategy officer said, “NIIT.tv aims to offer cutting-edge skill based training to aspiring engineers”.