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

Course Overview

The Optical Fiber Sensors by Swayam will provide a basic to advance knowledge of optical sensors utility and its applications. This course will offer an in-depth study of optical sensors and their broad utility. The definition and functions of different types of sensors will be given in the course. Those sensors are- amplitude modulated sensors, phase-modulated sensors, wavelength modulated sensors, and polarization modulated sensors.

The course will help the economically weak participants to gain this advanced form of knowledge for free of cost. The candidates will learn in the digital mode. The course is verified by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The course also offers accreditations from NPTEL and AICTE. The course is offered by NPTEL on the Swayam platform. The course curriculum will be graded by assignments and the final exam.

The Optical Fiber Sensors certification will be offered in the e-certification form. It will have the logos of IIT Madras and NPTEL. The certification will help the candidates gain access to better professional benefits. It will also help the students to get academically recognised for such courses. 

The Highlights

  • Platform initiated by MHRD
  • AICTE coordinated
  • Duration of 12 weeks
  • Course verification by Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • E-certification available
  • NPTEL offered programme
  • Course offered in the Swayam platform
  • Swayam app available
  • Shareable certificate of achievement

Programme Offerings

  • discussion forum
  • Reading Materials
  • video lectures

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Madras

The interested candidates can check the Optical Fiber Sensors fees detail in these following points-

  • The course can be accessed free of cost.

  • The examination fee is optional and it will cost Rs.1000. 

Fee category

Amount in rupees

Course fee


Certification examination fee


Eligibility Criteria


The candidates who wish to enrol in this course must have preferably completed Introduction to Photonics.

Certification qualifying details

To avail certificate of completion for Optical Fiber Sensors certification course, it is essential for participants to register in end term proctored examination. Then the candidates must attend all the course videos, assignments, and the final exam. The candidates must score the passing grades 10 and 30 in the assignments and the final exam respectively. The passing grade of assignments and final exams is an important non-negotiable criterion. 

What you will learn

Knowledge of physics

This course hopes to enrich the candidate’s knowledge of optical fibers. Following are the Optical Fiber Sensors online course learning outcomes-

  • Introduction to optical sensors and their in-depth study will be given in the course.
  • The candidates will learn the different types of optical sensors.
  • The characteristics of such optical sensors will be discussed in detail.
  • The types of modulated sensors explained in the Optical Fiber Sensors certification syllabus are- amplitude modulated sensors, phase-modulated sensors, wavelength modulated sensors, and polarization modulated sensors.
  • The cyber-physical system will be explained to the candidates.
  • The candidates will learn to analyse a given sensing requirement in the course.
  • The several aspects of perturbing a material will be explained to the candidates.
  • The candidates will learn how to utilise optical fibers for long-distance communications.
  • How to implement the right optical sensing will be explained in the course.
  • This Optical Fiber Sensors programme will provide an overall understanding of industrial applications of optical sensors.

Who it is for

The types of candidates who must enrol for availing the Optical Fiber Sensors certification benefits are as follows- 

  • The candidates who are interested in learning about optical fiber sensors from IITian experts must apply.
  • The students who are in their final year of UG and PG must apply.
  • Those students who are pursuing their MS or Ph.D. will be benefitted.

Admission Details

The candidates who are interested in Optical Fiber Sensors online course must follow the following steps- 

Step1- The candidates must click on this URL-

Please note: Currently, the programme is closed. The candidates can apply only once the registration window opens. 

The Syllabus

  • Why optical sensors?
  • Different types Sensors & Instrumentation metrics
  • Optical receiver design
    • noise issues

  • Amplitude Modulated sensors
  • Lock-in detection

  • Phase modulated sensors
  • Phase noise analysis and mitigation
    • Sensitivity limits

  • Wavelength modulated sensors
  • Interrogator design, sensitivity limits

  • Polarization Modulated Sensors
  • Analysis of current sensor

  • Distributed Fiber Sensors
  • Raman & Brillouin scattering-based sensors

Evaluation process

The candidates enrolled for this course have the option to register for a proctored certification examination. The examination will be held in certain designated centres preferred by the candidate.  


IIT Madras Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Will I be able to avail the certificate if I score the passing grade in the final examination and not in the assignments?

No, the candidates won’t be able to avail the certificate if they fail to score the passing or minimum grade in the assignments. To be eligible for the certificate, the candidates will have to score the minimum required grade in assignments and exams as well.

2: In what type of industries will this Optical Fiber Sensors training course help?

The candidates will receive industrial guidance in the course curriculum. The list of industries the course will support are- SFO Technologies, TAG, Sterlite Technologies, and Forbes Marshall.

3: How can I be sure that Swayam won’t misuse personal details?

The Swayam platform is a government-initiated online learning platform. The candidates can check the “Privacy Policy” section present on the left bottom side of the course website.

4: Under which category of subjects will this course come?

The Optical Fiber Sensors certification course comes under the subject category of Photonics and Electrical, electronics, and communications engineering.

5: Where is the course instructor currently working in the Optical Fiber sensors programme?

Professor Balaji Srinivasan is the instructor for this course. Presently, he is a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the department of electrical engineering.

6: Why is this platform launched by the government of India?

The Swayam platform is a government-approved online learning platform. It is launched to serve the objectives of the government’s education policy which is to provide access, equity, and quality.

7: Why can’t I find the “JOIN” button on this Optical Fiber Sensors training course website?

The candidates must check the course status present on the right top page of the course website. If the course status is ongoing the “JOIN” option won’t appear. The candidates will have to wait for the next course session.

8: Will we receive the hard copies of the certificate along with the e-certification?

No, the NPTEL team won’t provide any hard copies of the certificate. Only the e-certification will be provided after successful course completion.

9: Can I get a concession on the examination fee?

As stated in the Optical Fiber Sensors fees detail, the examination for the certificate is optional. The candidates won’t get a concession on the examination fee but the candidates can contact the Swayam team regarding this matter.

10: Which national coordinator approves this course?

The national coordinator for this course is AICTE. The course is AICTE approved FDP course.


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