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HPC Shiksha

Basics of High Performance Computing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Money can be transferred using netbanking and UPI based payment apps like BHIM, Google Pay, PayTM etc.
What if I don’t receive confirmation of payment (UTR Number or UPI Transaction Number) but money is deducted from my account?
The money will be automatically refunded to your bank account. You can wait for a couple of days before attempting to make a fresh payment or you can make a fresh payment after checking with your bank.

No. Once registered, neither refund is allowed nor can the registration be transferred. Please read the details about the course carefully and make sure that you are interested in completing the course, before you register.

The UTR/UPI transaction number provided during registration links the payment to the participant. If registration is not completed during the registration period, it is likely that you will lose money.

Yes, you will get an email confirmation after you have completed the registration.

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A laptop/desktop with webcam and mic along with connectivity to internet (3G speed preferable) will be required. The details of software to be installed will be provided before start of the course. You can use smartphones with internet connectivity but your experience may not be that great if mobile data network at your place is not good.

The focus of this course is on teaching theoretical and programming aspects. Demonstration of tools will be given and programming assignments that can be done using open source tools will be provided. Model answers to these assignments will also be posted in the online classroom platform.

Yes, all participants will have access to an online discussion forum to post their doubts and questions. Answers to clarify those doubts will also be posted in the discussion forum.

Recording of the sessions will be available for viewing, in case you are not able to attend it live.

Yes, record of attendance for participants will be maintained. Minimum 60 percent attendance will be needed to appear for the examination.

Yes, those who pass in the exam, will get a certificate with grades.
Those who do not appear or fail in the exam will get a participation certificate, provided they meet the attendance criteria.

All certificates will be issued jointly by the four Nodal Centers at IIT Goa, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Palakkad.

No, it will not be possible to download the videos. Access to videos will be view only.

Yes, courses on various topics related to HPC will be offered in online mode in the future.

We encourage you to attend live sessions as much as possible. If you are unable to attend because of some pressing need, we will note if you have accessed and watched the recorded videos or not.

You will have to join the live lecture for attendance to be automatically recorded. If for some urgent reason, you are unable to attend the live lecture, when you start accessing and watching the recorded videos, your attendance will be automatically recorded. If you are interrupted between the sessions your attendance will be counted.

Yes there is discussion forum that is available for every session when you login as a registered participant of the course HPC SHIKSHA.

No. You don’t need access to any HPC facility for this purpose. The necessary software can be installed on your desktop/ laptop and practised.

Please refer to the software tools and installation guide in "Information for Participants" tab at the top.