Feedback for Privacy and Security in Online Social Media

Dear student

We are glad that you have attended the NPTEL online certification course.

We hope you found the NPTEL Online course useful and have started using NPTEL extensively.

In this regard, we would like to have a feedback from you regarding our course and whether there are any improvements, you would like to suggest.
We are enclosing an online feedback form and would request you to spare some of your valuable time to input your observations. Your esteemed input will help us in serving you better.

The link to give your feedback is :

We thank you for your valuable time and feedback.

Thanks & Regards,

Hall ticket for Oct 16/Oct 23rd NPTEL Online Certification exams is now available for download.

Dear Candidate:

If you have registered for the Oct 16/Oct 23rd NPTEL Online certification exam

We have sent the hall tickets to your registered email id and also sms regarding the same is also sent out from our exam partner.

You can also download it from the below link:

Please login with your registered Google-enabled account email id (used to access the course on the portal and used for registering for the exam) and its password to access and download the hall ticket(s) for the Oct 16/Oct 23rd exams, from the link.  

Note that you will be able to login here, only if you have a valid registration for exams on Oct 16/Oct23rd 2016

Please download hall ticket, take a print out and along with a valid ID card, carry it with you to the venue (The exam centre address is there in the hall ticket). Read all instructions given in the admit card/ hall ticket carefully and follow them.

Note:- If you are writing 2 exams - 1 on Oct 16th and another on Oct 23rd, please ensure that you have downloaded 2 hall tickets.

NPTEL Team wishes you the very best for the certification exam(s).

For any other queries: please write to

Assignments for week 8 are now online.

Dear all. Please note that the assignments for week 8 are now online. Since there were no assignments last week, there are two assignments for this week. Deadline for both the assignments is September 30, end of day. -- Thanks

Assignment 6 deadline extended

Dear all

Please note that the deadline for assignment 6 has been extended. New deadline is Monday, September 5, 23:59 hours.



Dear Student:

Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the October 2016 certification exam. The registration for the certification exam is only open to students who have enrolled in the course.

Registration is open from now - 31st AUGUST 2016 (Wednesday) until 19th SEPTEMBER 2016 10.00 AM (Monday).

The certification exam registration URL is :

(If you want to register for the exam for this course that started on July 18th or September 05th, login here using the same email id used to enroll to the course)

Dates of exam: 16th October 2016 / 23 October 2016 (You can choose either date according to your convenience for writing the exam)
Exam Session time: 2 PM - 5 PM
Examination Cities: The exam is to be conducted in several cities across India whose list is available on the registration form. Click here to access the list of exam cities:
Registration fees: Rs 1000/-
(Students belonging to the SC/ST category can avail a 50% fee waiver - please select Yes for the SC/ST option and upload the correct certificate)

Mode of payment: Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking or cash/spoc (if the college has agreed to collect the money and pay it to NPTEL)
Type of exam: Online (on the computer - MCQ/MSQ,Fill in the blanks)

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively from 7th October 2016. We will confirm the same through an announcement.

Final score on certificate: 25% of assignment score + 75% of certification exam score.
Award of certificate:  Certificate will be awarded only to those candidates who register for the exam, attend the certificate examination and whose Final score > 40%

The final score, assignment score and exam score will be printed on the certificate. The certificate will also have a link to the NPTEL website (, where on logging in, your scores and e-certificate will be available for verification  (Appropriate announcements will be made). Please do regularly submit assignments to get a good final score.


1) FOR CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO WRITE MORE THAN 1 COURSE EXAM:- Once the registration form is submitted after payment, no changes like adding or removing the chosen course, exam date, city is possible. So, if you are choosing to write 2 course exams, please choose suitably and make the payment for both courses at the same time. It’s not possible to pay later for the second course. Once the payment is made, the registration form will be non-editable.

Students who have got scholarship via NPTEL local chapter can opt to pay individually using the above form. While doing so, the reduced fee will automatically apply.


If you are paying fee via Local chapter of your college:
a) If your SPOC has given us your photo & signature then your registration is complete but please login to verify the details given are correct using this form.
b) If the SPOC has asked you to fill the details, Please login and fill all the details in the form and select payment as "via SPOC of my college".

If there are any changes/issues/concerns, please write to giving your Application number, email id, course registered for, name and mention the change required. No changes will be entertained in these details after September 22 2016 – 12 Noon.


Week 7 videos are now online

Dear all. Please note that all videos for Week 7 are now online.

Week 6 lectures online

Dear all, Week 6 lectures online.

Quiz for week 5 is now online.

Deadline is August 28, 2016, end of day. Please note that the deadline will NOT be extented.

Week 4 Lectures are online now!

Here is my announcement!

Assignment 2 (week 2) deadline extended by 48 hours

Dear all

Please note that the deadline for week 2 assignment has been extended by 48 hours. New deadline is August 5, 11:59 PM.

Week 3 content is now available!

Dear all

All videos for Week 3 have been uploaded, and are now available online.

Deadline for Assignment 1 (Week 1) extended upto August 3

Dear all The deadline for assignment 1 has been extended. The new deadline is August 3, 2016, 11:59 PM. Please make note. This will not be extended further.

All course materials for week 1 are public now.

It is great to see already some of you going through the content, please let us know if we can be of any further help in you be able to learn better. Regards, PK

Welcome to Privacy and Security in Online Social Networks

Dear student

Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

Thank you for signing up for our online course "Privacy and Security in Online Social Networks". We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

The course will begin on July 18 2016. When content is released on the portal, you will get an email alerting you. Please watch the lectures, follow the course regularly and submit all assessments and assignments before the due date. Your regular participation is vital for learning.

We will open registration for the exam soon. A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee, which needs to be paid at the time of registration. Everyone who has signed-up for the course, including those who do not register for the exam, will continue to have access to the course contents.

There are two sections on the portal apart from the course content and assignment sections:
  • The announcement list which will only have messages from course instructors and teaching assistants - regarding the lessons, assignments, exam registration, hall tickets etc.    
  • The discussion forum which is for everyone to ask questions and interact, the course instructor/TA will respond to your queries- Forum is divided into categories like admin, week 1, week 2,..........and so on.
  • If you have any questions regarding the exam, registration, hall tickets, results, etc can be posted under the admin section and queries related to the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments - please post under each week appropriately.

Details regarding the course: 

Name of the course:
Privacy and Security in Online Social Networks
Course url:
Course duration : 12 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 18 July 2016 - 09 September 2016
Dates of exams :
18 September 2016 & 25 September 2016
Time of exam : 2pm - 5pm
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly
Exam Fee:
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000(non-Programming)/1250(Programming) needs to be paid.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team