Academic Alliances

NPTEL
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), provides e-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Management and Humanities.

This is a joint initiative by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore. Other selected premier institutions also act as Associate Partner Institutions.NPTEL provides free online courseware in the form of web courses and video lectures.

These lectures utilize a multitude of facilities of the video medium such as chalk-and-talk, tablet writing, power point, two and three dimensional animations, interactive codes, etc. Each course comprises approximately 40-video lectures of about 1-hour duration.

An online discussion forum is incorporated wherein students can post and review questions. Wherever applicable, course assignments, handouts, self-evaluation tasks, etc. have been integrated. Workshops are routinely conducted for institutes, students, mentors, etc. under the auspices of NPTEL.

Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India were chosen initially. Motivation programme for students to enroll in NPTEL Students are motivated to join NPTEL Programme because of following benefits.

  • It enhances Knowledge for the course which is free of cost.
  • It engraves interests deeper for the course by solving assignments and submitting them periodically.
  • It provides assistance from the internal mentors in case of difficulties in understanding the course sessions.(Imp: To take assistance ,choosing the internal Mentor is required ).
  • It provides Scholarship if appeared for Exam. The candidates become eligible to pay 50% of the exam fee.
  • It provides Certificates based on how the candidate performs in the Examination for the chosen course. This certification has a IIT Logo with the Category mentioned as Elite+Gold (>=90), Elite+Silver(75-89),Elite(>=60), Successfully Completed (40-59).
  • It adds more weightage to the skill set of students by making Resume impressive as courses will be certified by IITs
  • It enhances Knowledge for the course which is free of cost.
  • It engraves interests deeper for the course by solving assignments and submitting them periodically.
  • It provides assistance from the internal mentors in case of difficulties in understanding the course sessions.(Imp: To take assistance ,choosing the internal Mentor is required ).
  • It provides Scholarship if appeared for Exam. The candidates become eligible to pay 50% of the exam fee.
  • It provides Certificates based on how the candidate performs in the Examination for the chosen course. This certification has a IIT Logo with the Category mentioned as Elite+Gold (>=90), Elite+Silver(75-89),Elite(>=60), Successfully Completed (40-59).
  • It adds more weightage to the skill set of students by making Resume impressive as courses will be certified by IITs

The college rewards the students by giving monetary benefits to National Toppers. It Highly Focuses on Employment and Entrepreneurship.

Events

NPTEL event scheduled in even semester Session 2018-19

NPTEL Awareness And Felicitation Programme

The NPTEL Awareness Programme was scheduled on 29 July 2017.This Awareness programme was inaugurated by Prof. Satyaki Roy National Coordinator NPTEL, IIT Kanpur.In this Programme Professor Prof. Satyaki Roy interacted with students of Babu Banarasi Das Northern india Institute of Technology,Lucknow about joining NPTEL online courses.Following members constituted the NPTEL Team who graced the dais along with Honorable Director Prof. (Dr.)V.K.Singh.

  • Prof. Satyaki Roy ,National Coordinator NPTEL IIT Kanpur
  • Ms. Lalty Dutta,Deputy Project Manager NPTEL IIT Kanpur
  • Mr. Ajay Kanaujia Deputy Project Manager NPTEL IIT Kanpur
  • Ms. Angana Sengupta Local Chapter Coordinator NPTEL IIT Kanpur
  • Mr. Bharat Lal Production Engineer NPTEL IIT Kanpur
  • Mr. Linu Sen Office Assistant

The presentation served an eye opener for students of BBDNIIT in terms of achieving something that their curriculum doesn’t offer. The Overwhelming figures pertaining to NPTEL achievements enlightened and motivated Mentors to push their respective students even further in joining these online courses. Following Members constituted in the audience.

  • Different Departments HOD’s
  • SPOC of Selected Active NPTEL Local Chapters
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Mishra (Head, ME) SPOC of IPEC
  • NPTEL Internal Mentors
  • Students of IPEC
    • The Programme was highlighted on following benefits in regard to joining NPTEL online courses.
    • Enhancement of Knowledge for the courses which is free of cost.
    • Engraving interests deeper for the course by solving assignments and submitting them periodically.
    • Providing assistance from the internal mentors in case of difficulties in understanding the course sessions.
      (Imp: choose the Mentor from provided internal mentors online )
    • Providing Scholarship, if appeared for Exam. The candidates become eligible to pay 50% of the exam fee.
    • Providing Certification based on how the candidate performs in the Examination for the chosen course and the qualified score upgrades GP marks.
    • Impressive Resume as courses will be certified by IITs.

FOSSEE

FOSSEE (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project promotes the use of FLOSS tools in academia and research. The FOSSEE project is part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ministry of Human Resource

Below is the list of projects which are promoted by FOSSEE.
This internship is available for the following FLOSS supported by FOSSEE:

  • Scilab
  • Python
  • eSim
  • OpenFOAM
  • DWSIM
  • R
  • OpenModelica

In progress———–

Spoken-tutorial:-

The Spoken Tutorial project is funded by the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India.

It is an Industry-driven learning eco-system.

The Spoken Tutorial Project is about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, LibreOffice etc. via an easy Video tool – Spoken Tutorials.

  • Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay Certificates will be issued to all the students who take test in the Spoken Tutorial open source software’s.
  • Guidance is provided by the team at IIT Bombay.

Software Offered

Currently Spoken Tutorial project offers software training on the below mentioned list of software, applications and programming languages.

Spoken Tutorial Software Series

No.SoftwareCertificate CriteriaApplication
1Basic IT Skills packageLearn how to use

  • The Linux operating system
  • LibreOffice Suite – for basic Office applications and
  • Firefox web browser – to browse the internet safely

This package is useful to all who wish to learn basic IT skills. Absolute must for beginners.

2Applications of GeoGebraCertificateApplications of GeoGebra Interactive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application for UG/PG students (12th standard and above) as well as Research Scholars.
3ArduinoCertificateArduino is open ­source hardware, software and micro-controller based kit. It is used for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control physical devices.

Useful for High School and UG/PG Electronics students, hardware professional.

4AscendTraining only, No certificatesASCEND is a free, open source, mathematical modelling system.

Its main uses have been in the field of chemical process modelling, with its novel modelling language conventions and powerful solver.
Useful for UG/PG Chemical Engg and Chemistry students.

5AvogadroCertificateAvogadro is a free and open source, advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, etc. It offers flexible high quality rendering.

Useful for UG/PG Chemistry and Bioinformatics students.

6BASHCertificateBash is a “Unix shell” command-line interface for interacting with the operating system. Bash has the ability to run an entire script of commands, known as a “Bash Shell script” or “Shell script”.

Familiarity with GNU/Linux command lines, and familiarity with basic programming concepts is a pre-requisite for learning BASH.
Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators will greatly benefit by learning to automate common tasks using BASH.

7BiopythonCertificateBiopython is a collection of Python tools for computational biology and bioinformatics. Biopython contains modules and classes to represent protein sequences, nucleic acid sequences and sequence annotations.

Useful for UG/PG Bioinformatics students.

8BlenderCertificateOpen source equivalent to Maya and 3DMax. Useful to create 3D Animation for Architecture & Animation students.

Can be used by UG/PG Civil Engineering students, also.

9C and C++CertificatePowerful features, simple syntax, and portability make C a preferred language among programmers, for business and industrial applications. Widely used in the development of operating systems.

Useful for High School and UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning basic programming.

10Advanced CTraining only, No certificatesFor Advanced C series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.

Useful for High School and UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning advanced programming.

11Advanced C++CertificateFor Advanced C++ series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning advanced programming.

12CellDesignerCertificateCellDesigner is a process diagram editor for drawing gene-regulatory and biochemical networks. CellDesigner is used for user-friendly visualization Modeling and Simulation of genetic regulatory networks, Protein networks and metabolic networks.

Useful for UG/PG Bio-Chemistry students.

13Chemcollective Virtual LabsCertificateChemCollective Virtual Labs is a simulation of a chemistry laboratory. It allows students to explore and reinforce fundamental concepts, select various standard reagents (aqueous) and use them as they use in a real laboratory.

Useful for Chemistry students from 9th standard onwards.

14DrupalCertificateDrupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Useful for website-building and web applications.

Useful for web developers, website administrators, and UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students who wish to learn website management.

15DWSIMCertificateDWSIM is an open-source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator. It allows us to conduct experiments and analyze data using advanced models and operations.

Useful for UG/PG Chemical Engineering students to run the simulations and get a better understanding on a phenomenon.

16eSimCertificateeSim (previously known as Oscad / FreeEDA) is an open source EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. It is an integrated tool built using open source software such as KiCad (http://www.kicad-pcb.org) and Ngspice (http://ngspice.sourceforge.net/).

Useful for UG/PG Electrical Engg/Electronics students.

17ExpeyesCertificateExpEYES stands for Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists. It is used to perform basic Physics and Electronics experiments.

ExpEYES junior can be used from secondary to graduate level and also in some engineering branches.

18FirefoxTraining only, No certificatesFree, open source and popular web browser. Allows you to view Internet web pages, navigate through web pages, and search for web pages using search engines such as Google, Yahoo Search or Bing.

Anyone who wishes to learn web browsing.

19FrontAccounting-2.4.7CertificateFree, open source business accounting software (having features similar to Tally).

Useful for UG/PG Commerce students.

20GChemPaintCertificateGChemPaint allows you to draw and display 2D chemical structures. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.

This application is useful for school students (9th standard and above) as well as school teachers.
Works only on Linux

21GeoGebra 5.04CertificateInteractive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application. Very useful to teach and learn abstract geometry concepts.

Useful for school students (7th standard and above) as well as school teachers.

22gedit Text EditorCertificategedit Text Editor is a powerful general purpose text editor. It is free and open source software. It is simple and ease of use with simple GUI.

Useful for everyone who wish to learn to use a text editor in Linux.
Works only on Linux

23GIMPCertificateGraphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of Photoshop.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn photoediting and create graphics.

24GITCertificateGit is a distributed version control software. It is a free and open source software. It keeps track of changes made to a file or set of files. It helps in tracking the project progress history.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students, working professionals

25HTMLCertificateHTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows embedding of images and objects and is extensively used to create interactive forms and webpages.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students, working professionals – Multi-disciplinary

26InkscapeCertificateGraphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of CorelDraw and Illustrator.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn desktop publishing work – creating banners, posters, brochures, CD cover image, artwork for textiles, etc.

27Introduction to ComputersCertificateAbsolute basic tutorials on parts of a computer, connecting the parts using cables, printer configuration, creating a gmail account, sending and receiving mails and using the Google Drive.

Useful for first-time computer users of any age group.

28Java and Netbeans(Java) Certificate

(Netbeans) Test In Progress

Learn to use
Java

  • Free and open source, high level, simple as well as object-oriented programming language. Included in the curriculum of schools and colleges offering Computer Science and IT subjects.

Learn to use
Netbeans IDE

  • NetBeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. NetBeans IDE supports development of all Java application types (Java SE including JavaFX, (Java ME, web, EJB and mobile applications)
  • With Netbeans IDE, one can quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students
We recommend that Java series be followed with Netbeans series.

29Java Business ApplicationCertificateLearn how to create a business application from scratch.
For Java Business Application series, learner should necessarily go through Java and Netbeans series beforehand.
Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students and working professionals.
30JoomlaCertificateLearn how to a Content Management System for building websites, webpages, etc.

Useful for web developers, website administrators, and UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students who wish to learn website management.

31Jmol ApplicationCertificateLearn how to create 3D chemical, crystal and biomolecules structures. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.

This application is useful for school students (9th standard upto Post Graduation level) as well as school teachers.

32Koha Library Management SystemTraining only, No certificatesLearn how to create a library, a librarian, add books, journals, and other library items, Marc framework, order a book, cataloging, circulation, add subscription, serial subscription, receive serials, OPAC search, access library on web, cataloging using Z39.50, manage budgets and funds, convert Excel data to MARC, import MARC in Koha.

Koha is useful for Library Science students and Library Staff who wish to create a Koha library for their institute.

33KTurtleCertificateAn educational programming environment which helps in learning how to build logic and how to program, in an easy manner. Some of its features are: intuitive syntax highlighting, simple error messages, integrated canvas to make drawings on, integrated help function, slow-motion or step execution, and more.

Recommended for all who would like to learn programming logic.
Useful for school students (7th standard and above)

34LaTeX  & XFig(LaTeX) Certificate

(XFig) Certificate

LaTeXis a typesetting software for preparing reports, letters and presentations – specially useful for persons engaged in writing/publishing documents from science/ arts/ commerce fields.
Xfig is a free and open source vector graphics editor. In Xfig, figures may be drawn using objects such as circles, boxes, lines, spline curves, text, etc. … and used in LaTeX and other documents.
Useful for UG/PG students, faculty and research scholars.
35LibreOffice SuiteCertificateTrains in basic computer usage skills like Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation using the LibreOffice components WriterCalc and Impress. One can also learn other useful components like DrawMath and Base in this series.

Useful for school students (7th standard and above), anyone who wishes to learn to use an OFFICE suite.

36Linux & Ubuntu

BOSS Linux

CertificateFree operating system, almost neutral to virus attacks and no hassles for licensing issues.

Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators will greatly benefit by learning to use the Linux OS.

37Linux AWKCertificateLinux AWK is a language for processing text files. AWK is typically used as a data extraction and reporting tool. It is a standard feature of most Unix-like operating systems.
Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators can learn how to use the wide variety of AWK commands of Linux, to handle files, directories, processes etc.
38Moodle Learning Management SystemCertificateMoodle LMS is one of the most popular LMS used globally by educational institutes.

This Moodle series is divided into 2 parts –

  • one for Moodle site administrators and
  • another for teachers.

Moodle site Administrators

  • will install Moodle on the server
  • create course categories as per institute guidelines and
  • manage courses and user accounts for multiple courses

Teachers will learn to-

  • upload and edit content for their course.
  • create assignments and quizzes to assess the students’ progress and
  • enroll students to their course and communicate with them.

Useful for system administrators, site administrators, trainers and faculty.
Not useful for students
Click here Instruction Sheet for Moodle LMS

39OpenFOAMCertificateOpen source/ free CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software available for solving and analyzing problems and to create a real world fluid flow movie. Open source equivalent to FLUENT. Widely used in Academics and is gaining popularity in Industry as well- Companies including AUDI, Tata Steel, Volkswagen, and Govt. agencies like BARC (Babha Atomic Research Center).

Useful for Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering students in 3rd and 4th year.
Works only on Linux

40OpenModelicaCertificateOpenModelica is an open source modelling and simulation environment intended for industrial and academic usage.It is an object oriented declarative multi domain modelling language for complex systems.

Useful for Chemical Engg students to learn how to do energy balance

41PerlCertificatePractical Extraction and Reporting Language commonly known as PERL is a high level, general purpose and dynamic programming language. PERL has been used in graphics, web and network programming etc and you can find it’s footprints in finance and bioinformatics domain, too.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn programming of business applications.

42PHP & MySQLCertificatePackage for developing interactive websites and establishing back-end connectivity with a database – Famous websites using PHP include Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students

43Python 3.4.3CertificateNumerical computational software for Science and Engineering Education – used in 3D animation and Gaming industry, Artificial Intelligence, YouTube, NASA, CERN, Yahoo and so on.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students and CBSE high school students

44QCADCertificateQCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D).
Learn to create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams using QCAD.
Useful for UG/PG architecture students
45RCertificateR is the most preferred open-source language for analytics and data science. R offers a large variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn statistics, big data, data science

46RDBMSCertificateRDBMS stands for Relational Database Management System. RDBMS is the basis for SQL, and for all modern database systems like MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft Access. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac OS. It supports most SQL data types, foreign keys, joins, views, triggers and stored procedures. It has programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby etc.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn industry database management

47RubyCertificateDynamic, open source, general-purpose, interpreted, true object-oriented programming language. It is a server-side scripting language similar to Python and PERL. Large programs written in Ruby are easily maintainable. It can be easily connected to DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn industry level programming

48ScilabCertificateMathematical and scientific calculation software, open source substitute for MATLAB, very useful for all science and engineering students, in academics particularly.
49Single Board Heater SystemCertificateA single-board heater system is a low cost, open source, lab-in-a-box setup. It consists of a heater assembly, fan, temperature sensor, ATmega16 micro-controller and associated circuitry.

The application of this device is in the Control Systems area of Engineering. All Undergraduate level experiments and most Post graduate level control experiments can be performed on the SBHS device.

50Synfig 2D animationNot for Training2D animation software designed as a powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn animation.

51UCSF ChimeraCertificateUCSF Chimera is a program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data. Using Chimera, one can generate high-quality images and animations.

Useful for UG/PG Chemistry students.

Typing Software
52KTouchTraining only, No certificatesTyping tutor – teaches how to type using an online interactive keyboard. Learn typing at your own pace. Gradually increase your typing speed and along with it, your accuracy.
53TuxTypingTraining only, No certificatesTyping application especially for children
Start typing, Practice lessons, Play a typing game, Set a language for typing
Utility software/application
54K3BNot for TrainingLearn to burn audio/video/data CDs/DVDs using K3B
55FilezillaNot for TrainingLearn to configure and use Filezilla, a free file transfer protocol application that’s easy to set-up and customize.
56ThunderbirdNot for TrainingLearn to configure and use Thunderbird, a free email application that’s easy to set-up and customize.
Screen-reading software for the Visually Impaired
57OrcaTraining only, No certificatesOrca helps a visually-impaired person to navigate and use a PC/laptop for his/her day-to-day activities on their own without aided help.

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