Virtual & Distance Learning Cell

The Virtual and Distance Learning Cell coordinates and initiates the activities related to virtual and Distance- learning. The Cell makes the students aware of the infinite opportunities of learning through virtual mode. The students are made familiar with the most effective online learning tools and programmes and about e contents available for learning process. The cell ensures that students are joining in different value added courses available on online sources and are pursuing it properly.

Dr Sallykutty Thomas Chairman
Dr Rani Alphonsa Jose Coordinator
Prof. Rekha Jose Member
Prof. Deepa Tes George Member
Prof .Prathish Abraham Member
Dr. Jojy Thomas Member
Dr. Vimal G Member
Prof. Theresa John Member
Prof. Reema Abraham Member
Prof. Shoney G Kizhakethottam Member


The program of Human Resource Development Ministry, named as Study Webs of Active- Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) is a program initiated by Government of India. It's a programme designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

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The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003.

  • Largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences and selected humanities and social sciences subjects
  • YouTube channel for NPTEL – most subscribed educational channel, 1 billion views and 42+ lakhs subscribers.
  • More than 56000 hours of video content.
  • Most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content in the world
  • 52000+ hours of transcribed content; 51000+ hours of subtitled videos

NPTEL began offering open online courses in March 2014 along with certificates from the IITs/IISc for those who completed the courses successfully.

It is now possible for ANYONE outside the IIT System to be able to do an online certification course from NPTEL and get a certificate from the IITs. IITs are reaching out and taking education to the homes of people through this initiative.

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