Reminder:Feedback for Design and Analysis of Algorithms

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,

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 8 Quiz

  • NPTEL Algorithms, Week 8 quiz available, due 20 Mar 2017
  • There is no programming assignment this week

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 8 lectures

  • Week 8 lectures are available on the portal.
  • There will be a quiz this week.

Hall ticket for March 26th NPTEL Online Certification exams is now available for download.

Dear Candidate:

If you have registered for the March 26th  NPTEL Online certification exam, your Admit Card/ Hall ticket is now available inside your application form:

1. Please visit the link:

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 the link and click on March exams to download the hall ticket(s) for the March 26th exams, from the link.

2. You can also download it from the alternate link given below:

Please try to access both the links to download your hall ticket, if you are not able to find your hall ticket in both the links., kindly write to us at
Note: that you will be able to login here, only if you have a valid registration for exams on March 26th 2017.

Please download hall ticket, take a print out and along with a original 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.

Note1:- If you are writing 2 exams – Forenoon and Afternoon sessions, please ensure that you have downloaded 2 hall tickets which will be hosted inside the login.
In case of the any problems with the hall ticket kindly write to us


1. Change of shift, course, exam center, exam city will not be encouraged.
2. You will not be allowed to write the exam if you are showing up in the exam center which is not allocated to you by mistake or by intention.
3. Entry beyond 09:30 AM in FN and 2:30 PM in AN will not be entertained.
4. Candidates will not be allowed to write the exam without Hall ticket and proper id proof.

NPTEL Team wishes you the very best for the certification exam.

Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL team

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 7 Programming Assignment

Week 7 Programming Assignment due Monday, 20 March.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 7 Quiz

  • NPTEL Algorithms, Week 7 quiz available, due 13 Mar 2017
  • There will be a programming assignment this week

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 7 lectures

  • Week 7 lectures are available on the portal.
  • There will be a quiz and a programming assignment this week.

Extension of Programming Assignment in Week 5

Dear candidates

There was some problem with the DNS server  and the portal was not accessible yesterday afternoon. This has been resolved now.

To accommodate this issue we have extended the deadline for week 5 Programming Assignment(Pushing Boxes) till march 5, 2017 - 11:59 PM.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 6 Quiz

  • NPTEL Algorithms, Week 6 quiz available, due 6 Mar 2017
  • No programming assignment this week

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 6 lectures

Week 6 lectures are available on the portal.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 5 Programming Assignment

Week 5 Programming Assignment due Friday, 3 March.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 5 Quiz

  • NPTEL Algorithms, Week 5 quiz available, due 27 Feb 2017
  • Week 5 programming assignment will be released later this week

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 5 lectures

Week 5 lectures are available on the portal.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 4 Programming Assignment

Week 4 Programming Assignment due Friday, 24 February.

Last 1 week for Exam Registartion - Hurry up!!!

Dear student

The certification exam will be conducted at designated centres in the city chosen by you. You have to register for the exam by filling up the form, paying the exam fee and appear in person to get the certificate.

Register for the exam today at:

Exam registration form closes on 22 February 2017 at 10:00am.

For other details about exam registration, please check our previous announcement.

Type of exam: Online


You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and produce your Hall ticket and Government Identification Card(Example: Driving License,Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-ID with your Name, date of birth, photograph and signature) for verification and take the exam in person. You can find the exam allotted exam center details in the hall ticket.

The questions will be on the computer and the answers will have to be entered on the computer; type of questions may include multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, essay type answers, etc

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively around 15th March 2017.


The final score = 25% assignment score + 75% final certification exam score.

The final score will determine if you will/will not receive a certificate.

1. Final score < 40%: NO certificate
2. Final score between 40% -59%: Certificate of type "Successfully completing the course"
3. Final score between 60% -89%: Certificate with tag "Elite" printed at the top
4. Final score of 90% and above: Certificate with "Elite" tag and the gold medal printed on it.

The sample format is attached here for your reference:

​Photos of Toppers in every course are published on the website along with the name of the college/organization you belong to.

Click here to take a look at a sample page:

Best of luck for the exams.

- NPTEL team

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 4 Quiz

  • NPTEL Algorithms, Week 4 quiz available, due 20 Feb 2017
  • Week 4 programming assignment will be released later this week

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 4 lectures

Week 4 lectures are available on the portal.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 3 Programming Assignment

Week 3 Programming Assignment due Friday, 17 February.

NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Evaluation Pattern

Here is how NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms will be evaluated.
  • 25% for internal evaluation (8 quizzes, 5 programming assignments)
    • 12.5% for best 6 quizzes
      • 12.5% for best 3 programming assignments 
    • 75% for written final examination on March 26
      • There will be 40 questions
      • The pattern will be similar to the weekly quizzes


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    NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 3

    • Week 3 video lectures now available
    • Week 3 quiz open, due on Monday 13 February
    • There will be a programming assignment released during this week

    NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 2 Programming Assignment

    Week 2 Programming Assigment due on Friday, 10 February.


    Dear Student:

    Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the March 2017 certification exam. The registration for the certification exam is only open to students who have enrolled in the course.

    Registration is open from 2nd FEBRUARY 2017 (Thursday) until 22nd FEBRUARY 2017 10:00 AM (Wednesday). 

    The certification exam registration URL is:

    (If you want to register for the exam for this course, login here using the same email id used to enroll to the course)

    Dates of exam: 26th March 2017(Sunday) 
    [Forenoon-Shift 1/Afternoon Shift 2] (You can choose any one shift according to your convenience for writing the exam). You can register for a maximum of 2 course exams (same day of exam – 2 sessions. Same exam city will be allocated for both the sessions) through this form.

    Exam Session time: Shift 1 - 9.00AM -12.00PM ; Shift 2 - 2.00PM - 5.00PM
    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 Community certificate)

    Mode of payment:  Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking.


    The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively between 12 -16th March 2017. 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%

    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 shift, 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 is 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.

    There are 2 modes of operation:

    Option 1

    1. You will pay fees to your SPOC.

    2. Your SPOC will pay the fees to NPTEL on your behalf and also will provide us all details including photo, signature.

    3. We will populate all the fields in the exam form.

    4. Your responsibility will be to come to the exam form and verify that the details in the exam form are correct.

    Option 2

    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.

    After submitting the form, in case you wish to change the name, date of birth, address, photo and signature Please login to and make the changes till February 22, 2017.

    The following data initially submitted cannot be changed –email id, course selected, shift, exam city, SC/ST. For changes in this email us at giving your Application number, email id and name. No changes will be entertained in these details after February 22 2017.

    Thanks & Regards,


    NPTEL Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Week 2

    • Week 2 video lectures now available
    • Week 2 quiz open, due on Monday 6 February
    • There will be a programming assignment released during this week

    Welcome to the NPTEL Online Certification Course Design and Analysis of Algorithm

    Dear student

    Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

    Thank you for signing up for our online course "Design and Analysis of Algorithm"

    We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.
    The course will begin on January 23, 2017. 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-If you have any questions regarding the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments or any questions 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: Design and Analysis of Algorithms
    Course url:
    Course duration : 08 weeks
    Start date and end date of course: 23 January 2017  - 17 March 2017
    Dates of exam: 26 March 2017
    Time of exam : Shift 1 - 9.00am- 12.00 noon ,Shift 2 - 2.00 pm -5.00pm
    Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for the course
    Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
    Registration url - Will be announced shortly

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