Progressive Web App (PWA) for NPTEL Online Certification Courses

Dear Learners

We have launched the PWA version of the onlinecourses portal, that is mobile friendly.  Login and see the view for the courses you have enrolled to. It will work better with chrome.

NOTE: Mobile App won't allow you to join the courses and submit the assignments. This can be done only through desktop for now.

Step 1:  Goto through mobile

Step 2:  Allow notifications when it prompts. 

Step 3: Add it to the Home screen when it prompts / Add to home screen from chrome settings.

Step 4: Login with your enrolled id.

Here is the link for the short video:

 We are enclosing an online feedback form and would request you to spare some of your valuable time to input your observations on this. Your esteemed input will help us in serving you better. 

Here is the link for the Feedback form: 

In case of any queries please write to us at :


Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques - Assignment 0

Dear Participants,

We have launched a zero assignment in order to have a self-assessment which won't be graded. It is named as "Assignment 0" in the "Pre-requisite Assignment" section. It will help you to get used to the Assignment format that will be given in the course duration. 

Kindly log-in with your registered user id on the link ( After successful log-in, on the left- hand side of the portal under course outline section you can find "Assignment 0" in the "Pre-requisite Assignment" section . You may submit it any number of times before the due date (30th July 2018).

Note: This assignment won't be counted towards the final score.

Happy Learning!

Thanks & Regards,
Shubham Mirg
Course TA


Dear Learner:

Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the October 2018 certification exam. The registration for the certification exam is open only to students who have enrolled in the course.  If you want to register for the exam for this course, login using the same email id used to enroll to the course.

Till the start date of the course, every Monday and Thursday at 5pm, we will sync the enrollment data on the exam form. If you enroll in between, please wait till the nearest Monday/Thursday to register for the exam. Once the enrollment is closed, the enrollment data will be completely loaded and you can register any time.

Dates of exam: October 28, 2018

Certification exam registration URL is
Exam Session time: Forenoon: 9.00 AM -12.00 PM ; Afternoon: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Examination Cities: Click here to access the list of exam cities:

Registration fees: Rs 1100/- per course exam

(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 Community certificate)Students belonging to the PwD category with more than 40% disability can avail a 50% fee waiver - please select Yes for the option and upload the relevant Disability certificate.)

Last date for registration:  10th September 2018 10.00 am (Monday).

Mode of payment
:  Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking or via SPOC of college

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively in the Mid of October 2018. We will confirm the same through an announcement once it is published.

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

Please check the Announcements section of your course for further details on this.

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:- you can add or delete courses and pay separately – till the date when the exam form closes. No changes will be entertained after that.   You can register for a maximum of 4 course exams ( 2 on Oct 7 and 2 on Oct 28. Same day of exam – you can write exams for 2 courses in the 2 sessions. Same center will be allocated for both the sessions).


1. In the exam form, you will fill all the details and also upload photo, signature.
2. Ensure that you had selected your college name correctly from the drop-down list in the form.
3. Payment of exam fees - click on the tab - 'PAY VIA SPOC'.
The SPOC has to now confirm to NPTEL that he/she will pay fees on your behalf.
If the SPOC says NO, you will be intimated via email.
Then it becomes your responsibility to come back to the exam form and make the payment.
If you do not pay the exam fees within the prescribed time, you will not be able to write the exam.

Please read the instructions carefully before submitting the form.
In case of any queries please write to us at

Thanks & Regards,

Welcome to NPTEL Online Course : Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques

Dear student

Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

Thank you for signing up for our online course "Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques". We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

The course will begin on July 30,2018. 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 after the course starts. 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 Ask a Question which is for everyone to ask questions and interact - If you have any questions regarding the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments or any question related to the exam, registration, hall tickets, results, etc, kindly write about this in the forum and the course instructor/TA will respond to it. Please use this well and participate to benefit from the course.

Details regarding the course:

Name of the course: Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques
Course duration : 12 (In weeks)
o Date of exams: 28 October 2018.
o Time of Exams:: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
o Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
o Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
o Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly

Once again, thank you for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning - NPTEL team