NPTEL is a project of MHRD created to provide quality education to students and knowledge seekers anywhere in the world from faculty in top ranking institutions like IITs and IISc for free. It provides web and video courses across 23 disciplines as certification courses. The certification courses aids students in gaining in-depth knowledge in the topics. It also helps in personal profile development and thus in placement. NPTEL courses are also helpful for completing the minimum requirements of Honours and Minors and for gaining activity points as per the APJ Kerala Technological University guidelines. NPTEL platform also hosts video lectures covering a wide range of subjects covering the entire GATE syllabus across Engineering and Science disciplines
To encourage more students across colleges to participate in the initiative, NPTEL local
chapters are established under the headship of a faculty member of the college, who would be
the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in the colleges. Local chapter acts as a bridge between
students and NPTEL by informing students about the upcoming courses, ensuring their full-
fledged participation and reporting issues faced by students to NPTEL.NPTEL Local chapter
of TKM CE started functioning in 2016 and the current SPOC is Dr. Adarsh S, Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering.
TKMCE is recognized as an ACTIVE Local Chapter by NPTEL and is one among the top 100 local chapters. TKMCE local chapter was awarded with prestigious AAA rating (rank 1-10 at All India Level) during the period July-December 2016.NPTEL recognized TKMCE local chapter as NPTEL local chapter star during the period July- December 2021 for being one among the 100 best local chapters continuously for last 10 semesters.