SASTRA to offer online courses with NIIT

Updated - March 16, 2016 05:46 am IST

Published - March 16, 2016 12:00 am IST - CHENNAI:

SASTRA University has tied up with NIIT to offer online courses to B.Tech and M.Tech students through internet-based learning portal

While NIIT will provide the infrastructure, SASTRA will supply the course material. NIIT has around 1.7 lakh registered users in 142 countries.

The courses would be on the lines of Massive Online Open Courses and sessions would be conducted by the university’s faculty.

Digital India initiative

According to S. Vaidhyasubramanian, Dean (Planning), SASTRA, the courses are on the lines of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, 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,” he said.

Initially three courses – biomedical nanotechnology, biosensors and control systems would be offered. Candidates can log in to the portal and take the courses and be assessed.

If, however, at the end of the course they want certificates, they would be charged a nominal fee.

The proposal is to expand the programme to other engineering, management and laws disciplines and coaching for competitive exams like GATE.

According to Udai Singh, NIIT’s chief strategy officer, aims to offer cutting-edge skill based training to aspiring engineers.

NIIT will provide the infrastructure, SASTRA will

supply the course material

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