Now, you can sit for IIT lectures... online

Kanpur: Now even non-engineering students can listen to lectures by professors from IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras online for free, as part of an initiative by HRD Ministry.

Under the 'Massive Open Online Course' (MOOC), students from both engineering and other courses will have access to 18 courses online which will be conducted by seven professors from IIT-K and five professors from IIT-M.

Professors from IIT-K and IIT-M have made 18 courses available online, by recording their lectures, for non-IIT students, Professor Vimal Kumar of IIT-Kanpur, who is also the director of these online courses, told PTI.

These courses are of tremendous value to those students who have dreamt of studying by IIT professors, said Kumar, who has lectures on 'Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory' under the initiative.

Aspiring students have to register for the courses on the website https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in by January 16, 2015.

About 6,000 students have already enrolled for the courses which will continue till February 28, 2015.

The professors participating in the initiative will be given a suitable stipend.

Kumar said he is hopeful of 50,000 registrations soon.

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