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The Open Electives (2019-20)—Semester IV

Open Electives offer you the opportunity to take up a subject well-tailored to your interests, but making the right choice is not always an easy decision. To help you know your options and decide what’s best for you, we have compiled a list of all the Open Electives that the college offers. Watch this space for details including the syllabus of the subjects.

Grading Pattern for Electives: The students need to acquire a passing grade for their OE to fulfil the number of credits required to pass the semester. The grades obtained in the OE will not contribute to the student’s GPA for the semester.

Allotment of Electives: The allotment of Open Electives will be done on the basis of cGPA and the seats available. There is no cGPA cut-off while applying for the OEs.

The option to enter OE preferences is now available under the Applications tab on the portal. The last date for entering preferences is 4th November 2019.

Note: This page will be updated with more information about the electives. While this list has been compiled using official sources, it might vary slightly with the options on SLcM. The discrepancies will be sorted soon.

Biotechnology

  1. BIO 4303: Introduction to Bioinformatics

    Syllabus

    Introduction to Bioinformatics, Central dogma of biology, Digital code of life, database sequence search & Alignment, The evolutionary basis of sequence alignment, The modular nature of proteins, Optimal alignment methods, Substitution scores and gap penalties, Statistical significance of alignments, Structure file formats, Visualizing structural information, Motifs and Pattern, Protein structure prediction, Searching for trees, Rooting trees, Evaluating trees and Data, Phylogenetic software,  Phylogenetics on the web, Some simple practical considerations, Genome annotation, Comparative genomics, Genome compression.

“Bioinformatics is a pretty easy subject. Scoring because the syllabus isn’t that much, but our faculty wasn’t good, so we depended on YouTube videos to grasp concepts. I didn’t find the subject that interesting either. The syllabus entails genetic studies as far as I remember.”

“I was in Bioinformatics. It might be interesting to you if you’re into genetics and biology. Otherwise, the books you read will seem mildly vague and boring. A decent amount of cramming is required; some topics might seem confusing and hard.  Getting marks was not that hard in this OE.”

Computer Science Engineering

CSE 4302: Essentials of IT

Syllabus
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture, Organization of a Simple Computer, Execution of Instructions, Input/Output Devices, Measurement of CPU Performance, Operating System Concepts, Memory Management, Process Management, Basic Concept of Multiprogramming, Multitasking and Multiprocessing, Interprocess Communication, File Management and Device Management, Disk Scheduling, Introduction to DBMS and Entity Relationship Modelling, Converting ER diagram to Schema, Introduce Functional Dependency and Basics of Normalization, Introduce three Normal Forms, SQL, Data Definition Language (DDL) statements, Data Manipulation Language (DML) statements and Data Control Language (DCL).

“Essentials of IT is a pretty scoring subject. You have OS concepts in it along with a little bit of DBMS. PPTs are given. And if you are from in EEE/ECE, it will be beneficial during placements.”

“Essentials of IT is the OE I took and passed the subject with an A grade. One of the easiest subjects I’ve encountered and it’s mostly theory, so not much of a hassle. Plus it will help you with DBMS, and the questions asked are very easy.”

2. CSE 4308: Programming in Java

Syllabus
Java Programming Fundamentals, Introducing Data Types and Operators, Program Control Statements, Introducing Classes, Objects and Methods, More Data Types and Operators, A Closer Look at Methods and Classes, Inheritance basics, Member Access and Inheritance, Constructors and Inheritance, Interfaces- Interface Fundamentals, Creating and Implementing Interfaces, Packages- Package Fundamentals, Importing Packages, The Exception Hierarchy, Exception Handling Fundamentals, Throwing an Exception, Multithreading Fundamentals, The Thread class and Runnable Interface, Creating Threads, Synchronization, Using I/O, Byte Streams and Character Streams, Introducing JavaFX GUI Programming, Exploring JavaFX Controls

“Programming in Java comprised mostly of theory with little to no programming. I hated the way our class was taught. Not having any programming made the course dry as dust. I had a very bad experience with it – I found the exams to be really difficult and my GPA took quite a toll thanks to this OE.”

“I would recommend you to take it if you already know Java at some level as the OE mostly consists of theory and getting marks would be immensely easy then. But if you don’t have any knowledge about the language, it might get pretty difficult to score – unless you burn the midnight oil and put an effort to study on your own.”

3. CSE 4309: Python Programming

Syllabus
Getting started with python scripting, Using the file system, Reading and writing files, Numerical Computing In Python, SciPy package, Classes and object-oriented programming, Data types as objects, Graphical user interfaces, Regular expressions, Network, web, and database programming: Accessing databases in Python, Network programming in Python, Creating a Python web application, Sample project—creating a message wall, Web frameworks creating a model to add database service – using SQLite; Cloud computing: google app engine and web services: What is cloud computing, levels of cloud computing service, what is AappEngine, The sandbox and the App Engine SDK, Choosing an App Engine framework.

“I felt the faculty wasn’t well acquainted with the syllabus. The end semester exam was very difficult and I would not recommend this subject to anyone who wants to score marks easily. But if you genuinely want to learn the language and don’t mind studying on your own, you can take it up.”

“Python as a programming language is comparatively easy – you don’t have to worry much about syntaxes and semicolons, and there’s an added feature for GUI and web development. These useful tools are mentioned at the end of the course plan and are allotted around 5-6 hours and the remaining 25 hours are wasted on simple topics like printing “HELLO WORLD” and looping. The faculty didn’t seem to be very familiar with the language. They read about what they have to teach before the class and if someone asked them queries related to the language, they were seen browsing through the books to look for the solution. We were provided with a few slides for the exams but some of them were totally incomprehensible.”

Mechatronics Engineering

  1. MTE 4305: Introduction to Robotics

Syllabus
Definition of Robot, Types of Robots, Robot Configuration, Selection of Robots, factor affecting the control resolution, Spatial resolution, Accuracy and repeatability, Specification of a robot, Robot arm/manipulator Kinematics, Types of Grippers, Force Analysis of gripper mechanism, Classification of Actuators. Actuators used in Robots – DC motors, Stepper motors, AC motors and Servo motors. Robot Transmission Systems, Sensors, Types and classification of robot sensors, Positional potentiometer, Velocity tachometer, Working of resolver, Optical encoder, Magnetoresistive skin, Hall generator, Electromagnetic & Adhesive end effectors, proximity sensors, Tactile Sensing, Robot Vision.

“I had an avid interest in robotics, because of which I took this course, but I don’t recommend this to any robotics enthusiasts. The problem with the subject was that we had to study a lot of theory (definitions and things like that) when so much could have been done practically instead. I wasn’t satisfied with the skill level of the professor either.”

“Intro to Robotics was my OE of choice last semester. The subject itself is very easy and mostly theory-based. What little numericals there are, are simplistic; gear ratio calculations, for example. The material has some very cool stuff in it, like how exactly a robot calculates movement. However, do remember that your grade will heavily depend on your teacher, and their decision to give out marks.”

Electronics and Communication Engineering

  1. ECE 4302: Consumer Electronics

Syllabus
Audio system: Microphones, headphones and hearing aids, loudspeakers. CDs, DVDs, Blue-ray technology, iPods, MP4 players and accessories, home audio systems. Television: Elements of TV communication system, composite video signal, need for synchronizing and blanking pulses, picture tubes, LCD, LED and plasma TV fundamentals, principles of working of cable TV and DTH. Telecommunication systems: Basics of the telephone system, caller ID telephone, intercoms, cordless telephones, cellular mobile systems. Office electronics: Automatic teller machines, facsimile machines, digital diaries, safety and security systems. Home electronics: Digital camera system, microwave ovens, washing machines, air conditioners and refrigerators.

“It’s pretty easy, only if you’re good at memorising things. It’s a very rote learning-based. The teacher was quite nice and most of us got above 10 in sessionals and A as the overall grade. Most of the course was covered well in the Om Xerox notes.”

“The subject was interesting but we didn’t have a concrete syllabus and study material Our professor took random material from the internet and asked us to study from it. So the syllabus was not clear and didn’t follow the study plan. I’d say this course is very dependent on the faculty that takes it.”

Department of Chemistry

1. CHM 4301: Analytical Methods and Instrumentation

Syllabus
Spectroscopic methods of analysis: Properties of EMR, General features of spectroscopy, Types of molecular spectra, Interaction of EMR with the matter, Instrumentation, Applications, Theory, Instrumentation and applications of Microwave, Raman, Infrared, UV-Visible, NMR spectroscopic techniques.
Chromatographic Techniques: General concepts, Classification, Principles, Experimental techniques of CC, HPLC, TLC, GC and their applications
Electroanalytical methods: Basic principles and applications of conductometric, potentiometric titrations.

Department of Physics

1.  PHY 4302: Physics of Materials

Syllabus
Nanostructural materials – metals, semiconductors and ceramics. Synthesis of nanoparticles–sputtering techniques,  plasma techniques.  Various Chemical methods of synthesis. Functionalized metal nanoparticles- synthesis, characterization, organization and applications. Semiconductor nanoparticles- synthesis, characterization and applications of quantum dots. Magnetic nanoparticles- assembly and nanostructures. Carbon nanotubes and fullerene as nanoclusters. Characterisation of nanoparticles and nanostructures– Optical spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy,  Atomic Force Microscopy, X-Ray diffraction of nanoscale materials.  Composite Materials-Classification, Matrix materials, Reinforcing materials, micromechanics of composites – Density, Mechanical properties –Thermal properties – Heat capacity, conductivity, thermal expansion, Mechanism of load transfer from Matrix to fiber. Strength, Fracture and fatigue: Tensile strength, Compression  Strength, Fracture modes in Composite. Polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, carbon-reinforced composites – Fabrication and properties. Semiconductors: Crystal growth methods – Bridgman, Czochralski, zone melting/refining techniques. Contact phenomenon. Preparation of semiconductor devices. IC technology: monolithic IC- masking and etching – elements of lithography.

“Relaxed professor, easy subject. Just pay attention in class and that will be enough to get a good grade.”

“I found the course quite interesting. You learn about electron microscopy techniques and how to prepare composite materials and nanoparticles. The faculty is very good. It’s a very easy subject and it isn’t hard to get an A.”

2.  PHY 4301: Fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Syllabus
Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Properties of ordinary stars: Brightness of starlight, the electromagnetic spectrum, Colours of stars, stellar distances, absolute magnitudes, HR diagram. Stellar evolution: Formation of star, the main sequence, stellar structure, evolution off the main sequence, planetary nebulae, white dwarfs. The death of high mass stars: Supernovae, neutron stars, pulsars, stellar black holes. Normal Galaxies: Types of galaxies, Dark matter in galaxies. Cosmology: The scale of universe, expansion of the universe, the open or closed universe, the big bang, the cosmic background radiation, big bang nucleosynthesis. Astronomical instruments.

“Initially slow-paced, the course picks up really quickly as the semester progresses. It is the perfect course for somebody fascinated by the stars, with an excellent faculty. Relatively easy to score, but you can expect your class to be filled with students having very high GPAs.”

Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

  1. AAE 4303: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Syllabus
Overview of the history of flight. Fundamental Thoughts: Ballooning, Apply basic/constitutive principles of mechanics of fluids –  Bernoulli and control volume approaches, the source of all aerodynamic forces, Equation of state for a perfect gas, specific volume, anatomy of aircraft, anatomy of space vehicle. The Standard Atmosphere: Definition of Altitude, Hydrostatic equation, Relation between geopotential and geometric altitudes, Pressure, Temperature and Density altitudes. Aerodynamics: Basics of Aerodynamics. Aircraft Flight: Airfoil Nomenclature, Lift, Drag and Moment co-efficient, Infinite versus finite wings, Pressure coefficient, Elements of Airplane Performance – Equation of Motions for level flight, climbing flight, gliding flight, take-off and landing, Stability and Control. Astronautics: Introduction, Orbit equation, Space Vehicle Trajectories, Kepler’s laws, Space environment, Orbital Mechanics, Attitude dynamics and control. Propulsion: Introduction, Types of Propulsion systems.

“It’s a pretty easy course. They teach you only the basics and there wasn’t much to study for the exams either. Getting an A+ is quite difficult (even with 45+ internals and around the same in the end sem). It’s a good course, but if you are interested in Aerospace and want in-depth knowledge, I wouldn’t recommend it.”

“The course covers the basics of the structure and propulsion systems of aircraft along with an intro to aerodynamics and rocket propulsion. The faculty is very lenient in terms of marking and attendance. Cut-offs will be very high for a good grade since almost everyone had 45+ internals. Students were mostly from Mechanical. The course was all basic theory, so it was mildly disappointing for anyone wanting to get real technical knowledge.”

  1. AAE 4302: Introduction to Automobile Engineering

Syllabus
Introduction: Automotive Engine classification, Multi-Cylinder Arrangements. Automotive Engine Parts: Cylinder Block, cylinder head, crankcase, oil pan, cylinder liners, piston, arrangements to control piston slap, piston rings, connecting rod, crankshaft, valves and valve operating mechanisms, valve timing diagram. Fuel Supply System: Fuel pumps for petrol engines, mixture strength requirements of S I engine, defects of the simple carburettor and their remedies, types of carburettors, constant choke and constant vacuum carburettors. Ignition System: Battery ignition system, ignition advance methods, comparison between battery and magnetic ignition system. Cooling and Lubrication: Necessity, methods of engine cooling, Objects of lubrication, systems of engine lubrication, crankcase ventilation. Clutch System: Clutches- Purpose and requirements, single-plate clutch, multi-plate clutch, centrifugal clutch, fluid flywheel. The calculation for torque transmitted by plate and cone clutch. Clutch and Gear Box: Gearbox – Purpose, sliding mesh, gearbox, constant mesh, gearbox, synchromesh gearbox, epicyclic gearbox & torque converter. The calculation power for propulsion of the vehicles, road resistance & tractive effort, relation between vehicle speed and gear ratio. Final Drive and Steering System: Propeller shaft and differential, Steering geometry, steering mechanism, steering linkages for rigid axle & Independent suspension systems.  Numerical problems related to conditions for pure rolling, turning circle radius. Braking System: Braking requirements, brake efficiency & stopping distance, fading of brakes, Types of Brakes: Drum and disc brakes, mechanical brakes, hydraulic brakes, servo-brakes, air brakes, balance beam compensator. Numerical problems related to brake torque & minimum stopping distance with the front wheel, rear wheel & four-wheel braking, weight transfer & heat dissipation. Suspension System: Objects, types of suspension springs, leaf springs, coil spring & torsion bar.  Independent front suspension, telescopic type shock absorber.                       

“It is really fun if you have an innate interest in cars. I got to learn about every major car part and the way they work. I didn’t have to study much as I knew a lot from before. My teacher was really good and helpful. Scoring was pretty easy for me.”

“The course covers the very basic subsystems of cars. For example, Suspension System, Engines, Power Transmission, Brakes, etc. It is relatively easy and interesting if you have a slight inclination towards cars. If I can remember correctly, there was only one equation in the entire syllabus. The course mainly has comprehensible theories and diagrams.”

Civil Engineering

  1. CIE 4305: Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS

    Syllabus

    Introduction, Basic concepts of Remote sensing, Physics of Remote sensing Orbits, Concept of Spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolution, Remote sensing data product and its purchase, Visual interpretation, Fundamentals of GIS, Objectives, Components of GIS, contributing disciplines and technologies, Raster , Vector, Exercise on Remote sensing and GIS application. Definitions of Triangular irregular network (TIN) and Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Indian satellite program, Launch vehicles, Exercise on Remote sensing and GIS application.

“The subject is almost completely theory, with a few numerical—all in all, quite easy. Assignment questions were asked for sessionals as well as end sems. Our teacher was way too strict but a lenient checker.”

“The assignments were of good quality. The sessionals were quite simple if you have your concepts right. You have to rote learn some stuff too. The final was very easy. I had 34 in my internals and I secured an A in my final grading. That puts my score in end sem somewhere over 45. Your experience with this subject would be great if you had some passion for image processing and interest in space technology.”

  1. CIE 4306: Strength of Materials

Syllabus
Review of Basic Mechanics of Solids, Stresses due to bending, Stresses due to shearing force, Slope and deflection of beams, Torsion, solid and hollow circular shafts, power transmitted by shafts, stepped shafts, Variation of stress at a point, Bi-axial state of stress and strain, Cylinders, Stability of columns,Slenderness ratio, failure by buckling, Euler’s formula, Rankine’s empirical formula.

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  1. MME 4301: Energy Engineering

Syllabus
Steam power plant: Types of fuels used for steam generation, Equipment for burning coal in lump form, Strokers, Oil burners, Advantages and disadvantages of using pulverized fuel, Pulverized fuel furnaces, Cyclone furnace, Coal and ash handling, Generation of steam using forced circulation, High and supercritical pressures.
Diesel engine power plant: Applications in power field, Method of starting a diesel engine, Cooling and lubrication system, Filters, Centrifuges, Oil heaters, Intake and exhaust system, Layout of a diesel power plant.
Hydroelectric plant: Hydrographs, Flow duration and mass curves, Unit hydrograph and numericals, Storage and pondage, Pumped storage plants, Low, medium and high head plants, Penstock, Water hammer, Surge tanks, Gates and valves, General layout of hydel power plants.
Nuclear power plant: Principles of release of nuclear energy, Fusion and fission reactions, Nuclear fuels used, Multiplication and thermal utilization factors, Elements of nuclear reactor: Moderator, Control rod, Fuel rod, Coolant. Pressurized water reactor, Boiling water reactor, Sodium graphite reactor, Homogeneous graphite reactor and Gas-cooled reactor, Radiation hazards, Shieldings, and Radioactive waste disposal.
Solar energy: Solar extra-terrestrial radiation and radiation at the earth surface, Radiation measuring instruments, Working principles of solar flat plate collectors, Solar pond and Photovoltaic conversion.
Biomass energy: Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic oxygen production, Energy plantation. Biogas: Production, Classification, Factors affecting generation, Thermo-chemical conversion, Types of gasifiers.
Wind energy: Properties of wind, Wind velocity, and power from wind, Major problems associated with wind power, Types of wind machines and their characteristics, Horizontal and vertical axis windmills.
Tidal, Ocean and Geothermal energy conversion: Fundamental characteristics of tidal power, Harnessing and limitations. Principle of working of ocean thermal energy, Rankine cycle, Limitations of OTEC. Geothermal energy conversion working principle, Types of geothermal stations.

”It’s a very easy and scoring subject. It’s all about different turbines and things along that tangent- like working of turbines and a few numericals based on that.”

“In Energy engineering, we mainly studied lots of power plant layout and how it functions.  The numericals were very easy and there are few graphs (hydrographs etc). The subject is interesting, but lots to remember.”

Humanities and Management

  1. HUM 4301: Advanced Communication skills in English (Offered for Lateral Entry students)

    Syllabus
    Common Errors in English: Subject Verb Agreement, Uses of Tenses / Sequence of Tenses, Prepositions, Articles, Special Usages. Creative Writing Essay:  Argumentative Essay, Descriptive/Expository/Narrative Essays. Reading Comprehension. Non- detailed Text-Critical Evaluation, Group Discussions. Presentation Skills. Essay writing. Audio texts/speeches-Practice listening skills – summary, commentary, listening exercises. Video Speeches – Theme based speeches- motivational, informative, technical, and persuasive, discussions. Speech- Elements of a good speech, types of speeches, model speech, Speech exercises, individual presentations, peer and facilitator feedback. Formal/Informal communication. Communication Styles- formal and informal, standard English and variations in usages, examples and analysis of faulty usages.

2. HUM 4313: Analytical Writing

Syllabus
Essay Writing:  Narrative-instructional and process narratives, descriptive, expository, argumentative- different components of argumentation. Critical Writing Strategies: summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing. Brainstorming Strategies: clustering, mapping, outlining, cubing, looping. Logical Reasoning: Inductive and deductive reasoning, logical fallacies. Mechanics of writing: punctuation marks, rules related to the use of quotation marks, rules related to acknowledging sources. Analyzing texts: tone, style, vocabulary and structure Use of graphics in the text. Mechanics of Thesis writing and Journal writing.

3. HUM 4304: Indo-European Intercultural Dynamics

Syllabus
The challenge of Intercultural communication – interacting in a diverse world, understanding cultures, alternative views of reality, cultural stereotyping, foundational theories in Intercultural Communication-Edward Hall, Samovar, G Hofstede, understanding cultural dimensions and cultural stereotyping- collectivism/individualism, power distance, masculine/feminine, cultural metaphors, intercultural business communication competence – the role of language in intercultural business communication, non-verbal language in Intercultural Communication, cultural influence on interpersonal communication, intercultural dynamics in the multicultural organisations.

“Undoubtedly the most interactive course ever, where we learned about a range of relevant skills from conflict resolution to business communication, all while taking part in fun role-play activities and group discussions. Praveen Shetty Sir really put his heart into the subject, and the experiential learning that takes place when you actually apply what you learn in the class, ensure that this course (and the easy A+) stay with you for life!

“The OE was amongst the best hands down. Our professor sometimes brought in guest speakers also. We had to do really really fun activities in class and there was no such thing as pure theory class.  Very little to study. One should take it to learn a lot about how different cultures do the same things you do differently and what they mean.”

4. HUM 4305: Interpretation of Literary Texts

Syllabus
Language of literature: form and structure, lexical analysis, syntactic analysis, point of view, foregrounding, ideational functions and textual functions, pragmatic approach to literature, basic assumptions of stylistics, elements of literary styles, phonological deviations, sound patterns, figures of speech, English in Indian newspapers, setting up a literature self-access center.

“For Interpretation of Literary Texts, there is a good amount of theory. And no, you are not interpreting good texts like Shakespeare or learning the meaning of sentences in important works of literature. It’s all phonetics, semantics and theoretical linguistic analysis. The main reason to take this OE is that the professor teaching you is really good and getting marks is very simple. So much so that, A/A+ is a minimum. For the end-sem, study a little and you’ll score well.”

“The course stands true to its name and is based on different and eloquent ways of analyzing the text. A bliss for the literary-oriented cult and a mind blogging effort for the rest, it is easy to score marks being its takeaway.”

 Print and Media Technology

  1. MED 4301: Fundamentals of Advertising

    Syllabus
    Advertising Theory, Growth of advertising in India, advertising as a tool of communication, Functions of advertising, Benefits of advertising, Advertising as a Marketing Tool, Advertising as a PR Tool, Advertising Theories, Relevance to Indian Advertising, Role of advertising in National Economy, Types of Advertising Agency and types of services offered, structure of ad agencies, creativity in advertising, appeals & execution styles, planning & development, creative process & tactics, media planning, Advertising Medias – television networks, magazines, newspapers, radio, selection and buying media time & space, Support media internet, interactive medias, out-door, in-store, direct mail, miscellaneous and transit advertising, advertising campaign, corporate advertising, case studies.

“The professor I had was very well-informed who presented us with case-studies from many advertisement firms. He also showed a lot of videos in the class. A few ex-students came and interacted with us. Assignments involved reports, making a radio commercial and pitching advertisement ideas for a product. The study material had about 15 presentations with an average of 50 slides which took substantial time to finish. The subject was easy to score and fun to learn, compensating for the hefty number of slides.”

“The faculty was really good and getting an A was easy for me. Mugging up wasn’t necessary as after reading the slides, I could write the answers in my own words. Much of our time was spent watching and analysing ads and how they appealed to the customers. I thoroughly enjoyed the subject.”

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

  1. ICE 4304: Sensor Technology

    Syllabus
    Basic sensor technology, characteristics, Capacitive and Inductive Sensors, Displacement Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Force/Torque Sensors, Humidity and Moisture Sensors, Acoustic Sensors, Flow Sensors, Occupancy-Motion Detectors, Acceleration and Vibration Sensors, Chemical and Biosensors, Optical and radiations Sensors, Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Applications.

“The questions came from whatever my teacher taught eliminating the need to refer to other books. The topics covered were PIR interfacing, microcontrollers, basic wired and wireless sensors. It was pretty easy to score. We had to make an interesting project for the last assignment and I really had fun with this course.”

“The course was very fascinating. They taught about different types of sensors, how they work and the components present in them. My branch is Computer Science and it had topics common to my subject Microprocessor so that was a big help.”

  1. ICE 4303:  Industrial Instrumentation

Syllabus
Measurement System, Classification of transducers, Temperature and Pressure measurement, Level and Thickness measurement, Flow measurement-Variable head type, variable area type, Mass flowmeters, Measurement of Thermal conductivity, velocity, acceleration, pH and Force, Semiconductor sensors, Optical sensors.

Biomedical Engineering

  1. BME 4301: Biomedical Instrumentation

    Syllabus
    Biomedical transducers: Classification and Selection, Transducers and their types—pressure, photoelectric, thermal. Electrodes & Amplifiers: Principles of working and their characteristics, Half- cell potential, Types of electrodes, Electrode-Electrolyte model, Amplifiers for biomedical instrumentation. Physiological Signals & Measurements: Basics of ECG, EMG, EEG, PCG, blood pressure & blood flow and the instrumentation for measuring these signals. Cardiac Pacemakers: Types of pacemakers, Modes of triggering, Pacemaker power supplies, pacemaker codes. Defibrillators: AC and DC defibrillators, Types of electrodes and their features, cardioverters. Lasers: Basic principles, types of lasers and their medical applications. X-ray systems, Fluoroscopic system, principles of tomography. Electrical Hazards & Safety: Safety code standards, Micro and Macro shock and its physiological effects, Methods of electrical safety.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  1. ELE 4303: MATLAB for Engineers

Syllabus
MATLAB desktop, workspace variables and types, creating and calling functions, 2D & 3D plots, control flow statements, introduction to Cody Coursework platform, introduction to live script environment, symbolic computation using MuPAD app, linear regression analysis using Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, interpolating & extrapolating set of data, generating, importing data from various data tools, introduction to Simulink, solving ordinary differential equations in Simulink, introduction to Simscape, development of graphical user interface with GUIDE tool and app designer tool, creating MS Windows executable applications, installing support packages of external hardware, external hardware interface using MATLAB editor, Simulink and app designer.”MATLAB is a useful elective and students from all the branches can benefit from the course. Our teacher was very helpful and could clear any query we had. The OE involved a mini team project, and all evaluations were conducted on a machine. We were even allowed to access the help pages of MATLAB during the exams. A representative from Mathworks came a couple of times to help us with our mini projects. Although my class was a bit competitive, the OE is for anyone who wants to spend the semester in a productive way.”

“This course is for anyone who wants to get well versed with the software. There is very little theory as we were made to bring our laptops to class. We had to make projects for our assignments and had to submit them online. The sessional and the end semester exams are held in the PSUC lab. We have to write the whole code and output in the answer sheet after execution. The papers are considerably lengthy and scoring is really difficult if you’re not an avid coder.”

Information and Communication Technology

  1. ICT 4302: Design and Development of Web Applications

Syllabus
Internet Basics: Concept of Internet, evolution, Specification and establishment details.IP addressing, Internet domains, DNS, ISP, Intranets and extranets. Internet applications: E-mail, Telnet, FTP, Video conferencing. World Wide Web: Concepts, Web page: static, Dynamic, Active. Web page development phases Web Designing, Development and Publishing, HTTP, URL registration, browsers, search engines, Web server, Proxy serversHyperText Markup Language: Introduction To HTML, WWW, W3C, Common HTML, Tags Physical & Logical,  basic tags like, changing background color of page, text color etc., Text formatting tags, <p><br>, <hr> tags, Ordered , Unordered and definition Lists Tags, Inserting image, text, image links, image maps.  Tables and Frames Forms: Introduction with text box, text area, buttons, List box, radio, checkbox etc. Cascading Style Sheets: Introduction To Stylesheet, types of style sheets- Inline, External, Embedded CSS, text formatting properties, CSS Border, margin properties, Positioning Use of classes in CSS, colour properties, use of <div>&<span>. Java Scripts: Intro to script, types, intro of JavaScript, JavaScript identifiers, operators, control & Looping structure, Intro of Array, Array with methods, Math, String, Date Objects with methods User defined & Predefined functions, DOM objects, Window Navigator, History, Location, Event handling, Validations On Forms, Filters and Transitions. PHP: PHP-Introduction to PHP, History, Web Brower, Web Server, Xampp, Syntax, Operators, Variables, Constants, Control, Structure, Language construct and functions, Arrays-Enumerated Arrays, Associative array, array, iteration, Multi-dimensional array, Array function, Date and Time functions. String and Patterns- Quoting, Matching, Extracting, Searching, Replacing and Formatting

“I felt the course wasn’t practical-based at all. Our teacher just kept reading the slides during the class. From providing countless wrong information to giving free marks, I say that the faculty isn’t well versed with this course.”

  1. ICT 4303: Fundamentals of Data Structures and Algorithms

Syllabus
Introduction: Performance Analysis and Measurements – Asymptotic notations, introduction to data structure, classification of data structure, Abstract data types. Arrays: The Array as Abstract Data type, Sparse Matrix – Representation, Transpose of a sparse matrix, Representation of multidimensional arrays, The String abstract data type- Pattern matching. Stacks: Definition, operations on stacks, implementations, Applications of stacks-Evaluation of Arithmetic Expressions, Conversion of arithmetic expressions, Recursion, Multiple Stacks Queues: Definition, operations, implementations, circular queues, applications. Linked Lists: Introduction to pointers and Dynamic memory allocation, Singly-linked lists-Insertion, traversal and deletion operations, Circular lists, Dynamically Linked Stacks and Queues, Polynomial representation and polynomial operations using a singly linked list, Singly circular linked list, doubly-linked lists. Trees: Introduction, Tree terminology, Binary trees,  Abstract Data Type, Properties, Binary tree representations, Binary Tree Traversal [both recursive and non-recursive] algorithms, Expression tree, Heaps, Binary Search Trees. Graphs: The Graph Abstract Datatype- Definitions and Representations, Elementary Graph Operations- Depth First Search, Breadth-First Search, Connected components, Spanning trees. Sorting and Searching: Insertion Sort, Quick Sort, Merge sort, Heap sort, Shell sort, Linear search, Binary search.

Master Of Computer Application

  1. MCA 4301: Introduction to Database Systems with MySQL

Syllabus
Modeling and Designing Databases, Entity-Relationship Model, Basic Concepts, Constraints, Design of ER database schema, Reduction of ER to schema, Relational model, Super, candidate, primary ,foreign key, Schema Diagram, Relational Database design, Functional dependencies, Normal forms, Creating a MySQL Database, Table and modifying constraints, indexes, Basic SQL. Data–inserting, selecting, updating, deleting. MySQL Functions, Numeric, String, Date /Time, Advanced Queries, Sorting, Multiple tables, Inner Join, Left Join, Right Join, Natural Join, Nested queries, Generating summaries, COUNT(), MIN(), MAX(), SUM(), AVG(), Group By, Statistical techniques, Calculating Descriptive statistics, Per-Group Descriptive Statistics, Generating frequency distribution ,Calculating correlation coefficients, assigning ranks, Stored routines, stored procedure, stored function, Triggers, Events to schedule Database actions, Managing users and privileges, Importing and Exporting data, importing data with LOAD data and mysql import, importing csv files, exporting query results, tables, importing XML.

  1. MCA 4302: Introduction to VR and AR Technologies

Syllabus
Introduction: Input Devices, Output Devices, Displays, Computing Architectures for VR. The Rendering Pipeline, PC Graphics Architecture—Workstation-Based, Distributed VR Architectures. Modelling—Geometric, Physical, Behavior, Model Management. VR Programming and other Toolkits. Introduction to Unity 3D Engine, 2D Game concepts and basic scripting, 3D Game concepts and environment creation, Advanced game concepts. Introduction to Unity AR: Foundation and Vuforia, working with Vuforia in Unity, ARCore in unity, Mini project on AR. Introduction to VR, Unity for Google cardboard, Basic VR app development for Cardboard,  Develop for a specific VR platform.

Chemical Engineering

  1. CHE 4303: Water Treatment TechnologySyllabus
    Water demand per capita, drinking water standards (BIS and WHO), drinking water treatment–flow-chart. Aeration, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, softening, removal of taste, odour, desalination, reverse osmosis, Nalagonda process. Water distribution networks, Sanitary and storm sewerage systems, Intake structures and pumping installations.
    Wastewater treatment quality and quantity estimation, Wastewater characteristics, Preliminary treatment, primary treatment Softening, Biological treatment processes, microbial kinetics, nitrification and denitrification, trickling filters and rotating biological contactors, advanced treatment processes, concept of zero liquid discharge, wastewater disposal in receiving bodies, Industrial wastewater treatment, Case studies for industrial wastewater treatment.
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