On the lines of MIT’s OpenCourseWare, top Indian institutes (IIT, IISc) have launched National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).
The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses.(Videos on YouTube)
Eklavya is similar effort by IITs and HRD Ministry.
Both are commendable effort and will benefit many people who are unable to make it to these highly competitive institutes. Opening up courseware has many other benefits too.
Open cousewares allow aspiring studens to study the subjects online before they can decide whether they actually like the courses, helping them make educated choices about their specialization and cirriculum.