The objective of enabling students obtains certificates for a course is to make students employable in the industry or pursue a suitable higher education programme. Through an online portal, 4-, 8-, or 12-week online courses, typically on topics relevant to students in all years of higher education along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities with exposure to relevant tools and technologies, are being offered. The enrolment to and learning from these courses involves no cost. Following these online courses, an in-person, proctored certification exam will be conducted and a certificate is provided through the participating institution. The NPTEL Online Certification course examination is conducted twice in a year in the months of March / April and September / October.
If someone wishes to obtain a certificate from the IITs/IISc after doing the course, he/she should register for the in-person proctored certification exam that is conducted in 100+ cities across India in collaboration with an exam partner.
For Faculties some advanced courses are being recommended and approved by AICTE as Faculty Development Programs (FDP) and after successful completion of it, faculties get points for the same.