nptel online course python

Last Updated on August 8, 2022 by Team College Learners

nptel online course is a leading source of free video lectures in engineering, science and mathematics. This article is about python programming language – a widely used general-purpose high-level programming language.

The course aims at equipping participants to be able to use python programming for solving data science problems.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Final Year UndergraduatesPRE-REQUISITES : Knowledge of basic data science algorithmsINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Honeywell, ABB, Ford, Gyan data pvt. Ltd.

Python is a versatile and highly popular programming language. It is suitable for both quick command line tasks or large application development. It’s even good enough to be used in scientific and engineering fields. There are an array of tools available to help you write, test, and execute Python code. These include IDLE, IPython, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. My goal is to give you the best possible chance to learn Python through my videos, textbooks, and lessons on this page by helping to provide all of the resources that you need in one place.


Course Status :Completed
Course Type :Elective
Duration :4 weeks
Start Date :18 Jan 2021
End Date :12 Feb 2021
Exam Date :21 Mar 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends :01 Feb 2021
Category :Computer Science and EngineeringArtificial IntelligenceData Science
Credit Points :1
Level :Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1:
• Introduction Spyder• Setting working Directory• Creating and saving a script file• File execution, clearing console, removing variables from environment, clearing environment• Commenting script files• Variable creation• Arithmetic and logical operators• Data types and associated operations
Week 2:

Sequence data types and associated operations
•        Strings
•        Lists
•        Arrays
•        Tuples
•        Dictionary
•        Sets
•        Range

•        ndArrayWeek 3:
Pandas dataframe and dataframe related operations on Toyota Corolla dataset

  1. Reading files
  2. Exploratory data analysis
  3. Data preparation and preprocessing

Data visualization on Toyoto Corolla dataset using matplotlib and seaborn libraries

  1. Scatter plot
  2. Line plot
  3. Bar plot
  4. Histogram
  5. Box plot
  6. Pair plot

Control structures using Toyota Corolla dataset

  1. if-else family
  2. for loop
  3. for loop with if break
  4. while loop




  1. Predicting price of pre-owned cars


  1. Classifying personal income

Books and references

1. Introduction to linear algebra – by Gilbert Strang 2. Applied statistics and probability for engineers – by Douglas Montgomery 3. Mastering python for data science, Samir Madhavan

Instructor bio

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Prof. Ragunathan Rengasamy

IIT MadrasPrior to joining IIT Madras as a professor, Prof.Rengaswamy was a professor of Chemical Engineering and Co-Director of the Process Control and Optimization Consortium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA. He was also a professor and associate professor at Clarkson University, USA and an assistant professor at IIT Bombay. His major research interests are in the areas of fault detection and diagnosis and development of data science algorithms for manufacturing industries.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 21 March 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course. 
• Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
• Final score = Average assignment score+ Unproctored Exam Score + Exam score


• If one of the 3 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
Both Proctored and Unproctored exam is mandatory to get a certificate.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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

– NPTEL team