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NPTEL: Jhargram Raj College: A Local Chapter of National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)


This is the age of technology. It may be looked at from two dimensions. Firstly, use of technology can no more be ignored even in our daily lives. To excel academically knowledge of relevant technology is now a necessity. Secondly, use of technology has widened the doors to knowledge. Now it is possible to search, enquire and clarify questions through use of internet and other digital resources. Jhargram Raj College is a local chapter of NPTEL. It is advantageous for both the students and teachers of the college. They can learn, update and/or revise knowledge through online courses offered by NPTEL. NPTEL is a programme under the aegis of SWAYAM, a central government project funded by MHRD fordissemination of teaching/learning content of high quality through all available media. NPTEL is an important step in this direction with use technology for dissemination.

Jhargram Raj College is located in an economically and socially backward part of the state. The college all along has functioned as a leading college of the area. Here students come from various backgrounds. However, they come for the same purpose, namely, to be educated. Courses offered by NPTEL are good supplements to regular classroom teaching. Students and teachers of the college can connect to the best minds in various academic fields through NPTEL. They not only gain better knowledge by joining the NPTEL courses but also their exposure to the outside world becomes broader. Moreover, by writing the examinations which is optional, they get NPTEL certificates which are valuable for their future prospects.

Jhargram Raj College became a Local Chapter of NPTEL on and from 23 November 2017. Thereafter, the NPTEL team from Khargapur IIT conducted a workshop on the nuances of NPTEL courses in the auditorium of Jhargram Raj College (Girls’ Wing) on 14 December 2018. Enrolment in NPTEL courses under Jhargram Raj College as the local chapter began. The courses of NPTEL are free. Students or teachers who enrol for the courses do not have to pay any fee unless they wish to sit for the examinations. The examination fees are very nominal, about Rs 1200 (twelve hundred only). Even in that case, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students are eligible for fifty percent fee waiver. Economically poorer students are eligible for full fee waiver. If the principal recommends a poor student from general caste category also may sit for the examination for free. Jhargram Raj College being a local chapter of NPTEL is taking efforts to enroll not only the students and faculties of the mother college that is Jhargram Raj College but also the students and teachers of schools and colleges of the neighbouring area. 

The workshop conducted by the NPTEL team from Kharagpur IIT on 14 Decemeber 2018 was a huge success. It was attended by about 250 participants more than half of whom were from schools and colleges of the area. Within a very short time the number of enrolment for NPTEL courses under Jhargram Raj College has reached about 200. The teachers and students of this college and other schools and colleges are showing interest in the NPTEL courses and they are in regular touch with the faculties of Jhargram Raj College who are looking after the NPTEL affairs.


Contact: NPTEL Jhargram Raj College SPOC – Sri Sayantan Roy, Assistant Professor of Mathemetics.

Email: roysayantan6@gmail.com

Phone: +91 3221 258 700 / 255 022



Jhargram * * West Bengal
Contact No.:03221-258700 / 03221-255022
Email: principal@jrc.ac.in


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