Special Correspondent

MANGALORE: The National Institute of Technology - Karnataka (NIT-K) is likely to be recognised as a link in the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).

NPTEL is a Ministry of Human Resource Development initiative executed by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs of Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It is aimed at helping students learn basic science and engineering concepts though multimedia and web-based technology.

NIT-K Director Sandeep Sancheti said this on the sidelines of an interactive session organised for high school and pre-university college students with scientists here on Wednesday. Prof. Sancheti said his institution had already hosted on its website nitk.ac.in information about 120 courses and as many videos produced for the project.

He said NIT-K had already applied for permission to become an NPTEL centre so that it too could produce study material. As of now, it had plans to produce eight to 10 course materials. Prof. Sancheti said schools could use these study materials free of cost by making a formal request. The details about the programmes and material offered by the NPTEL project are available at www.nptel.iitm.ac.in/ Links on this website explain how institutions and individuals could purchase the content to enhance learning.