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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The Basic Statistical Mechanics Certification Course is a 12 week-long massive open online course that educates learners on the fundamentals of statistics and mechanics. The course is provided on the Swayam online learning platform and led by thy Prof. Biman Bagchi of IIT Bombay. The course is suitable for students aspiring to work in the field of pharmaceutical and fuel cell companies.

The Basic Statistical Mechanics Training is provided through video lectures and course materials by experts. The course can be completed within a duration of 12 weeks and is easily accessible online. Once all steps of course lessons and evaluations are completed, learners will receive the Basic Statistical Mechanics Certification by NPTEL and IIT Bombay.

The Highlights

  • Certificate of completion
  • 12 weeks duration
  • 3 credit points
  • Interactive platform
  • E-text and videos
  • Assignments
  • Discussion forums

Programme Offerings

  • Certificate of completion
  • 12 weeks duration
  • 3 Credit Points
  • Interactive Platform
  • Video Tutorial
  • E-text
  • Discussion Forums
  • assignments
  • Proctored exams

Courses and Certificate Fees

Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
yesIIT Bombay

The Basic Statistical Mechanics Certification Fees is available for free. If you wish to gain the certificate, you should write a proctored exam with an exam fee of Rs. 1000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have basic knowledge of thermodynamics, algebra, and calculus.

Exam Qualification Details

Students should gain 75% out of 100 for the proctored exam of the course. You should score an average assignment score of 25% of the average of the best 8 assignments out of 12 assignments. The final score will be calculated by adding the average assignment score and the exam score. You will receive the certificate only in case the average assignment score is >=10/25 and the exam score is >= 30/75. 

What you will learn

Statistical skillsMechanical skills

After completing the Basic Statistical Mechanics Certification Classes, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Statistical Mechanics (SM), 
  • probability and statistics
  • Postulates of Statistical Mechanics
  • Fluctuation and Response Functions
  • Ideal Gas of Diatomic molecules
  • Non-ideal gas
  • Mayer’s Theory
  • Landau Theory
  • Nucleation

Who it is for

Admission Details

Follow the steps given below to enroll in Basic Statistical Mechanics Online Course:

Step 1: Click on the URL given below -

Step 2: Click on the “Sign-in" or "Register" option at the right-hand top corner of the page.

Step 3: A new page opens and you can choose to sign in or sign-up with your username and password to proceed.

The Syllabus


IIT Bombay Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Is the course fully conducted online?

Yes, the course will be conducted online on Swayam.

2: Does the course provide a certificate of completion?

Yes, the course will provide a completion certificate to all eligible candidates.

3: Which organization is leading the course?

The Basic Statistical Mechanics Online Course is led by the faculty of IIT Bombay.

4: What will the mode of assessments for the course be?

The mode of assessments for the course includes assignments and a proctored exam.

5: Does the course offer credits?

Yes, the Basic Statistical Mechanics Course offers 3 credit points.


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