Video Courses Of Various Subjects
Lectures given at India’s premier
engineering colleges can now be viewed online for free
here. Seven of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) along
with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have teamed up for the National
Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).
NPTEL aims to eventually put
more than 20,000 hours of video online. When completed, it will dwarf
other online-courseware efforts by leading American universities like MIT
The videos cover every engineering
subject right from a basic first-semester course like Engineering Chemistry I to
Database Design. This will be a great resource for students who complain that
their lecturers are incompetent/mildly retarded.
It is, no doubt, an admirable
effort, but I am disgusted by the fact that the videos have been uploaded onto Youtube.
This is a government sponsored project, why cant they afford the bandwidth to
host a couple of pet bytes of high-quality video? Besides the obvious lowering
of video quality (I believe Youtube compresses video to save bandwidth), it is a
shame that that the Indian government had to turn to a foreign corporation to
host its own content.
List of Video Courses
Courtesy : academyx.wordpress.com