The National Program on technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has initiated certification courses offered on the model of MOOCs on its online courses portal. Through an online portal, online courses are being offered. These courses are typically on topics relevant to students along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities. The enrolment to and learning from these courses involves no cost. Following the online courses, an in-person, proctored certification exam is conducted and a certificate is provided through the participating institutions and industry, when applicable.