City anchor: IITs’ viewreka: 80 million watch lessons on YouTube
Currently, 600 course content pages (mostly undergraduate) in web or video format can be accessed free by the students and faculty of 800 colleges in the country. Another 200 video courses and over 400 web-based courses are in the process of being developed and added.
“We lose out a good chunk of students to other institutes every year, which may or may not have the kind of teaching and other aspects of campus life provided by the IITs. This project attempts to deliver content otherwise not available to the youth,” said IIT Madras Prof Mangala Sunder Krishnan, one of NPTEL’s national coordinators.
According to figures provided by IIT Madras, the nodal centre for NPTEL, the web and video courses available on the NPTEL website have been accessed by over 14.6 million in India, just under a million in the US and over a lakh
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