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The Open Electives (2021-22)—Semester V


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 on offer this academic year. Watch this space for details including the syllabus of the subjects.

Allotment of Electives: The allotment of Open Electives will be done based on CGPA till the 4th semester,  and the seats available. There is no CGPA cut-off while applying for the OEs. The preferences once submitted cannot be edited. Students will have to submit a minimum of 20 preferences. 

The option to enter OE preferences is available on the portal. The last date for entering preferences is August 2, 2021.
To access the OE application login to your SCLM -> Application -> Apply for Elective.

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. 

Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

1. AAE 4301: Automotive Pollution and Control

This course expands upon various automotive pollutants, and the techniques to detect the underlying causes and effects of automotive pollution. Students will gain an understanding of how to address air pollution, and validate the measures for the control of automotive pollution. At the end of this course, students will be able to propose alternate solutions for modern-day automobiles. 

Introduction- Historical background, Regulatory test procedures (European Cycles), Effects of pollutants on human life, European/Bharat stage Emission norms, Evaporative losses, Analysis of particulates. Pollution from Spark Ignition engines, and Compression Ignition engines- Mechanism and formation of various pollutants, Study of Engine and operating Variables, Soot in CI Engines, Factors affecting emissions in CI engines, Fuels for SI and CI engines, Engine Variants- Lean Burn engines, Stratified charge engines, GDI, CRDI, HCCI. Instrumentation for pollution measurements- Non-Destructive Infrared analyzers, ORSAT, Flame ionization detectors, Smoke meters, Particulate measuring systems. Alternative Fuels- Classification, Vegetable oil and biodiesel, their production, Thermochemical method of bio-conversion-combustion, Direct Energy conversion methods- Conversion of thermal energy into electricity, chemical energy into electrical energy.

Course Instructor—Mr. Umananda K V

“Syllabus is majorly theoretical. Fairly a scoring subject as in most places it’s just the use of common sense.  The contents aren’t interesting unless you wish to pursue the automobile field. Quantity wise, a lot of study material is provided but it’s not difficult to cover.:


BIO 4304: Bioinspired Designs in Engineering

The course will have two lectures and one tutorial in a week.  The main purpose of the course is to inspire young engineers by introducing the different aspects of bioinspired designs. By completing the course the student will be able to understand how biologists explain principles of biology and use this conceptual framework for building concepts that are analogous to engineering. They will be able to implement the basic principles of physics and chemistry in biological systems to formalize the essence of these mechanisms. They will learn how to formulate specifications and functional requirements for creative models involving motion, friction, and shock absorption. The student can learn to create solutions for robotic systems, communication, and automation, and develop working models by successful application of biological principles in innovative engineering practices.

Basic biological principles, design and working relationship in biological systems, Bioinspiration engineering, methodology and approach for Bioinspiration and biomimetics. Adhesion in biological systems, natural super-hydrophobic and hydrophilic substances, understanding chemical and physical processes in biological systems and its application in bioinspired engineering. Morphing and actuation in plants; lubrication and movement in biological systems, multimodal locomotion, propulsion features of biological systems, design of flying objects in biology and its application in aeronautical designs. Navigation, communication, automation, shock absorption and mechanics of biological systems and its application in designs of engineering, mathematical modelling in plants and animals, Future trends in bioinspiration engineering.

Understanding Bioinspiration engineering (5 Hours)
Physical and chemical systems in biology for logical designs in engineering (7 Hours)
Creative models involving mechanics, motion, friction and shock absorption (7 Hours)
Bioinspired robotics, nanostructures, communication and sensing (8 Hours)
Application of biological principles in innovative engineering practices (9 Hours)

“The course is quite easy to grasp and implement.”

“Amazing professor who teaches well. Mechanical/Aeronautical/Chemicals/Civil concepts were used along with biology but it’s easy for everyone to learn. Assignments and tests are all application-based.”

Biomedical Engineering

BME 4304: Introduction of Materials in Medicine

Structure, properties, and performance of materials: nature of materials, molecular assembly; bulk properties; surface properties; elasticity and viscoelasticity. Classes of materials used in medicine: versatility of materials, Polymers –synthetic, natural, Metal, Ceramics, Composites, Hydrogels, medical fibers, porous materials, biomimetic materials. Characterization of materials-contact angle, spectroscopy. Background concept of biological system: biological environment, biology in medicine, cells and surfaces, signaling pathways. Host reaction to Materials: biological responses to materials, inflammation, foreign body response, device-related infection. Biological testing of Materials: testing materials, biocompatibility, blood-material interaction. Application of materials in Medicine and functional tissue engineering: orthopedic, dental, ophthalmic, burn dressing, sutures, implants and inserts, tissue engineering template.

Chemical Engineering

CHE 4301: Industrial Pollution Control

The symbiosis between man and environment, Nutrient and hydrologic cycles, Types of pollution, Legislation to environmental pollution, Phases involved in the establishment of plant monitoring and control system, Evaluation and characterization of wastewater, Treatment methods, Concept of Zero Liquid Discharge, Sludge treatment and disposal, Solid waste management, Noise pollution and control, E-waste – sources and effects, e-waste management, Ambient air and stack gas sampling, Analysis of air pollutants, Plume behaviour, Meteorological factors affecting air pollution, Equipment for control and abatement of air pollution, Pollution from automobiles – control mechanisms.
Course Instructor—Dr. Harshini Dasari.
The Course Instructor assigned is tentative and may be changed later. 

Civil Engineering

CIE 4306: Strength of Materials

Introduction, basics of Mechanic solids. Shear force diagram and bending moment diagram for statically determinate beams, Stresses due to bending, stresses due to shearing force. Slope and deflection of beams. Torsion, solid and hollow circular shafts, power transmitted by shafts. Variation of stress at a point, Bi-axial state of stress, and strain. Stability of columns, Slenderness ratio, failure by buckling, Euler’s formula, Rankine’s empirical formula.

Computer Science and Engineering

  1. CSE 4303: Linux Programming

    This course will enable students to experiment with basic Linux commands and shell scripts and make use of the Linux operating system environment for program and application development. Students will gain an understanding of basic Linux system administration.

Introduction to Linux, using the shell, shell variables and commands and creating a shell environment. File system, understanding the basics, metacharacters and operators, understanding file permissions, pattern matching with examples and programs. Understanding the system administration, exploring administrative commands. Editing files with vim, vi editors. sed and awk programming with command-line syntaxes. Managing running processes, managing foreground and background processes. Shell programming, understanding shell scripts and text manipulation programs. Source code management and git version control, basic Linux system administration.

2. CSE 4306: Principles of Software Engineering

Students will be explained the basic principles of Software Engineering. They will learn to describe the software process and software development process. They will understand function-oriented design and object-oriented design. They will be taught the principles of coding and testing.

The Problem Domain, The Software Engineering Challenges, The Software Engineering Approach. Software Process, Desired Characteristics of Software Process, Software Development process models. Software Requirements, Problem Analysis, Requirement Specifications, Functional Specification with Use Cases, Process Planning, Effort Estimation, Project Scheduling and Staffing, Software Configuration Management Plan. Design Principle, Module Level Concepts, Design Notations and Specifications, Structured Design Methodology. OO Analysis and OO Design, OO Concepts, Unified Modelling Language. Programming Principle and Guidelines, Coding Process, Testing Fundamentals, Black Box Testing, White Box Testing, Testing Process.

Electronics and Communication Engineering

1. ECE 4303: Electronic Product Design and Packaging

The degree of sophistication throughout the electronics industry is increasing dramatically each year. More functions and higher speeds are being packaged into smaller and smaller packages. The need for miniaturization, higher reliability, and competitive pricing has pushed product design far beyond the limitations of conventional technology and has necessitated the development of new electronic products. This subject deals with the various Industrial product design steps and the study of thermal effects over product design. It also deals with various packaging techniques and the effect of electromagnetic interferences in the product design.

Product planning, creativity, product life cycle and reliability, aesthetics, ergonomics, control panel, product detailing and finishing. Thermal sources, heat calculations, heat transfer methods, heat sinks, cooling methods. Packaging technologies, ball grid arrays, flip-chip, chip-scale packaging. First level, second level packages and third-level packages. Design of low noise circuits. Interfacing of analog and digital systems. PCB design. Sources of EMI, shielding of signal lines, ground loops, reduction techniques, reflections and cross talk in digital circuits.

2. ECE 4304: Introduction to Communication Systems

This subject is about electronic communication, and how electrical and electronic principles, components, circuits, equipment, and systems facilitate and improve our ability to communicate This subject deals with both wired and wireless communication. The wired part includes telephone and optical fibre communication. In optical fibre communication, sources such as LED, LASER diode, receivers such as PIN diode and APDs are covered along with fibre characteristics, attenuation, and dispersion associated with the optical fibre. In the wireless part, satellite communication, cellular mobile communication, wireless technologies such as wireless LAN, PAN, Bluetooth, zig bee, WiMax, RFID, and NFC are included in the course. Also, radar and its applications are covered in the course.

Model of communication systems and types of electronic communication. Telephone system, signalling tones, DTMF. Optical fibres, numerical aperture. Attenuation and dispersion, optical sources and detectors. Principles of satellite orbits and positioning, Earth station technology, multiple access techniques, Application of satellites. Frequency reuse, cell splitting, sectoring, macrocell and microcell, Architecture of GSM systems. Pulse radar, duplexer, MTI Radar. Wireless LAN, PAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID and NFC.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

1. ELE 4302: Introduction to Lighting Design

Visible spectrum- psychophysics of vision-photometric quantities- laws of illumination-point by point method of illuminance calculations. Light sources- luminaires- principles of light control elements-light intensity distribution diagram-evaluation of total flux-illuminance and visual performance. Lumen method calculations- principles and general requirements of interior & exterior lighting for different applications. Lighting Design Examples- Energy and cost-effectiveness of lighting schemes.

2. ELE 4304: Solar Photovoltaics

Solar Radiation: Spectrum, Terminologies, Measurement, Estimation; Sun-Earth Movement & Angles, Sun Tracking, PN Junction Diode & Characteristics, Solar Cell, Photovoltage, Light Generated Current, I-V equation & Characteristics: Short Circuit Current, Open Circuit Voltage, Maximum Power Point, Fill Factor, Efficiency, Losses, Equivalent Circuit, Effect of Series & Shunt Resistance, Solar Radiation, Temperature on Efficiency, Solar PV Modules: Series & Parallel connection, Hotspots, Bypass & Blocking Diodes, Power Output, Ratings, I-V & Power Curve, Effect of Solar Irradiation & Temperature, Balance of System (BOS): Batteries: Classification, Capacity, Voltage, Depth of Discharge, Life Cycle, Factors affecting Battery Performance; Charge Controllers, DC to DC Converters, DC to AC converters, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).

Information and Communication Technology

1. ICT 4305: Networking with TCP/IP

This course presents basic networking technology and terminology,  and other concepts and information relevant to setting up and using OSI and TCP/IP based networks. Students will learn working and usage of various protocols used on the internet.

Introduction to Networking and brief History of the Internet, OSI and TCP/IP Reference Models, Network Layer, IP Addresses, Internet Protocol (IP) Datagram, Fragmentation, Options, Address Translation, ICMP and IGMP, Intra and Interdomain Routing, Distance Vector Routing, RIP, Link State Routing, OSPF, Path Vector Routing, BGP, User Datagram and Transmission Control Protocol, SCTP, Application Layer Protocols, The Web and HTTP, DNS: Services Provided by the DNS.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

1. ICE 4302: Industrial Automation 

This course introduces the architecture, programming, and application of programmable logic controllers and their accessories. There are control units that can be made to perform different logical tasks by actuating actuators based on the level of input signal acquired by sensors. Using this automation of manufacturing and process industries can be done. Some of the simple applications are a traffic light, elevator, bottle filling, etc. Along with this, different communication protocols used for interfacing with process systems with these controllers are also dealt with in the course. Also, concepts of supervisory control, data acquisition, and distributed control will be taught. Prerequisite is the basics of logic circuits and programming skills.

Evolution of PLC, PLC Vs PC, Architecture of PLC – I/O Modules, CPU, Program Memory, Process Image Tables, Bus System and Power Supply, Sequential Flow Chart technique for programming style, Programming a PLC, Timers & Counters, Special Instructions, Levels of Industrial control, Networking, Buts Networks, Protocols., SCADA & DCS, Profibus, Modbus, SMART devices.

Master of Computer Applications

  1. MCA 4160: Enterprise Data Architecture

This course will enable students to go beyond the components and learn how to architect systems especially those handling large data.The first section of the course deals with the history of data architecture, choices available today and sets the tone for a formal foray. The software was simple from the 1940s to the 1970s. Monolithic, ran on mainframes. Students will start from there and trace the evolution of both software, hardware, and communication, and look at the choices we have today while architecting systems. The second part will deal with the dimensions that a Data Architect should deal with-Data Governance, Security, Fault tolerance, Disaster Recovery, etc. The third section deals with formal Architecture frameworks like TOGAF, NIST, IndiaStack, MEGAF, etc. The fourth portion will deal with contemporary architecture principles on the cloud especially using open-source and a few pointers while dealing with data-hungry AI systems. Finally, students will apply their knowledge through a project. This course will be taught over the weekends via Video-Conferencing. 

Enterprise Architecture- Overview, core elements, Structure of enterprises. Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture (EDA). Developing an EDA- structured vs. unstructured data, analysis and planning approaches, data governance, security, privacy, value and risk, implementation methodology, components and artifacts, Developing Current Architect Views, Repository and Support Tools. Data Quality Management – Concepts and Implementation. Enterprise Data models – performance requirements and rendering, performance testing and monitoring; Disaster Recovery strategies, Fault Tolerance and Recovery, data-sharding , de-duplication in memory computing, Effective Metadata modeling, design and management. Enterprise Architectural frameworks – Open-Source Frameworks, MEGAF, India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) , National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), IndiaStack, Praxeme. TOGAF framework – modular structure, content framework, extended guidance, architectural styles. Application architecture- Open source components, API and micro-services, building UX layer. Hardware for EDA- Data warehousing, Enterprise Big Data Storage Models, Cloud and edge-computing, Polyclouds and data interchange, Case studies. Mini project on creating an EDA for a specific enterprise using open-source technologies.

Course Instructor—Mr. Raghu Cavale

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  1. MME 4302: Industrial Safety Engineering

This course is a subset of Industrial engineering, aiming to equip students with the scientific know-how of the theory and practice in general safety measures to be implemented in the process/product industries irrespective of the discipline. Students will learn how to apply industrial safety engineering concepts to solve engineering problems and apply engineering mathematics and computations to solve mathematical models. They will understand legislations, regulations, codes, and standards relevant to industrial safety engineering, and their contributions. To accomplish the factors mentioned above, the course comprises a good mix of theory, numericals, and case studies. 

Safety engineering: Pre-industrial safety, Industrial safety, Safety engineering, Education and safety engineer, Major accidents and disasters, Regulatory influences, Legal ramification, Recommended training for safety engineers, Certified safety professionals, The three E’s paradigm, Safety engineer’s duty. Industrial accidents: Introduction, Industrial accident cases, Types of accidents, Nature/effect of accidents, Accident costs, Accident prevention, Accident reporting, Accident investigation and analysis.  Theories of accident causation: Domino theory, Human factors theory, Accident/incident theory, Epidemiological theory, System theory, Combination theory, Behavioral theory. Ergonomics: Introduction, Facets of ergonomics, Designing safety features into workplace machines, Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD), Ergonomic standards, Work musculoskeletal disorder management programs, Ergonomic risk analysis, NIOSH lifting equation, Sources of ergonomic hazards. Health and toxic substances: Introduction, Toxic substances, Measures of exposure, Detecting contaminants.  Environmental control, industrial noise & radiation: Ventilation, ASHRAE standards and indoor air quality, Industrial noise, Radiation. Personal protection and First aid: Introduction, Protection need assessment, Personal protective equipment (PPE) training, Hearing protection, Eye and face protection, Respiratory protection, Confined space entry, Head protection, Miscellaneous PPE, First Aid.  Fire protection: Introduction, Mechanics of fire, Industrial fires, Fire prevention, Dust explosion, Emergency evacuation, Fire brigades, fire extinguishers, Standpipe and hose system, Automatic sprinkler systems, Fixed extinguishing systems.  Machine guarding: Introduction, General machine guarding, Safeguarding the point of operation, Power presses, Heat processes, Grinding machines, Saws, Miscellaneous machine guarding, Miscellaneous machines and processes, Industrial robots. Materials Handling and Storage: Introduction, Materials storage, Industrial trucks, Passengers, Cranes, Slings, Conveyors, Lifting.  Promoting safety: Company safety policy, Safety rules and regulations, Employee participation in promoting safety, Safety training, Suggestion programs, Visual awareness, Safety committees, Teamwork approach to promoting safety, Personal commitment to workplace safety, Employee management participation, Incentives, Competition, Company-sponsored wellness programs, Teamwork approach to promoting safety, Persuasion as a promotional tool.

2. MME 4303: Internal Combustion Engines

This course deals with the study of the fundamentals of thermodynamic cycles and their applications to internal combustion (IC) engines. The study focuses on different types of IC engine fuels, the combustion process, the combustion phenomenon of spark ignition (SI) and compression ignition (CI) engines, and the factors affecting normal and abnormal combustion. The course also deals with the various types of combustion chamber designs for SI and CI engines. Students will partake in detailed discussions on the modern developments in IC engines which include the recent developments in IC engine research. During the course, the students can do mini projects and publish papers in reputed journals.

Introduction: Introduction to IC engines, Thermodynamics of IC engines, Classification of IC engine, Idealized cycles and Process – Otto, Diesel cycles, Dual Cycle. Comparison of air standard cycle, Fuel air cycles and actual cycles, Sterling cycle. Fundamentals of combustion: Introduction to combustion, Modes of combustion, Stoichiometry, Heat of formation, Adiabatic flame temperature, Chemical equilibrium, Ignition limits, Simple numericals. Combustion in SI and CI Engines: Combustion in SI engines- Stages of combustion, Factors affecting the different stages of combustion, Rate of pressure rise, Normal and abnormal combustion and Combustion Knock. Design and operational factors for control of knock. Combustion chamber design for SI engines. Combustion Phenomenon in CI engines – Stages of combustion, Delay period physical and chemical delay period, Abnormal combustion in CI engines – Diesel knock. Factors affecting delay period. Control of diesel knock. Combustion chamber designs for SI and CI engines: Different combustion chamber designs in SI engines, DI and IDI combustion chambers in CI engines. Supercharging and Turbo-charging: Purpose and limitations, Types of supercharging, Turbochargers types and turbocharging of multi-cylinder engines, Thermodynamics of supercharging, Simple numericals. Modern developments in IC engines: Rotary (Wankel engine) combustion engine. Electronic injection systems in SI engines, Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) engines, Multi-point fuel injection (MPFI) engines. Dual fuel engines – Working principle, Combustion in dual fuel engines, Factors affecting dual fuel combustion, Stratified charge engines, 6-stroke IC engine. Engine electronics: Introduction, Typical engine management Systems, Position, displacement and speed sensing, Pressure, Temperature and air measurement systems, Exhaust oxygen sensors.

“You should be good with memorisation and drawing diagrams.”

Mechatronics Engineering

  1. MTE 4306: Mechatronics Systems

Mechatronic Engineering: Introduction, Mechatronic Systems, Modelling, and Design – Coupled Design, Mechatronic Design Quotient, Design Evolution, Evolution of Mechatronics, Application Areas. Basic Elements and Components: Mechanical Elements: Mass, Spring, and Damper. Fluid Elements: Fluid Capacitor, resistor. Thermal Elements: Thermal capacitor, and resistor. Mechanical Components: transmission, lead screw and nut, and harmonic drives. Passive Electrical Elements and Materials, Active Electronic Components, Light Emitters and Displays and Light Sensors. Modelling of Mechatronic Systems: Dynamic Systems and Models, Transfer Functions and Frequency-Domain Models, Equivalent Circuits and Linear Graph Reduction, Block Diagrams, Response Analysis, Computer Simulation. Signal Conditioning: Impedance Characteristics, Amplifiers, filters, Modulators and Demodulators, Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Sensors and Actuators: Potentiometer, Resolver, Encoders, Proximity Sensors, Tactile Sensors. Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical Actuators. Microcontrollers: Microcontroller Architecture, Input / Output Hardware, and Programming. Case Studies in Mechatronics Robotics Case Study, Hydraulics Based Case Study, Electrical Based Case Study, Pneumatics Based Case Study.

Media Technology

  1. MED 4302: Graphic Designing

    This course is designed to cater to creative minds with the purpose to channel their imagination into fruitful destinations. The course introduces design elements and design principles, and how to handle them in various conditions that need to be considered based on target audiences. Students will study design aspects regarding newspaper templates, magazines, books, posters, letterheads, business cards, brochures, websites (creative aspects only, not coding). Students will also study design aspects of commercial advertisements, corporate, and industrial films. The students while designing will utilise these concepts and design knowledge. 
    Software training is not part of this course.

Good design, the impact of design on the various target audiences, the role of a graphic designer, elements of design, principles of design, language as a communication tool, legibility and readability. Newspaper -Effect of television and magazines, design approach, form and format, design elements, books -anatomy, page layout, cover design, design approach, magazines – classification, editorial plan, design approach, posters – Indian context, strengths and weaknesses, rules, creativity, design approach, direct pieces -letterheads, business cards, envelopes, brochure, booklet, souvenir items – calendars and diary, website – factors to consider, the importance of a site map, content creation, coordination of work between various departments, selection of colour. advertising commercials, corporate and industrial films -Designing for advertising – use of appeal, creativity and strategy, Design approach – SHDA (Stop Hold Desire Act formula), design execution, scratch, storyboard and final presentation, design approach, job flow and coordination between various departments.

Course Instructor—Mr. Devicharan R or Mr. Sandeep Nayak

Department of Mathematics

1. MAT 5303: Applied Numerical Methods

Matrix Algebra: Solution for a linear system of equations – Direct methods: Gauss elimination method, Gauss Jordon method, Crouts (LU decomposition) method. Iterative methods, Jacobi Gauss-Seidel and successive over-relaxation methods. Computation of inverse of a matrix: Jordan method, Triangularization method, Choleski’s method, partition method. Eigenvalue & Eigenvectors: Given’s method for real symmetric matrices, Jacobi’s method for real symmetric matrices, Power method. Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Single-step methods, Runge- Kutta method, Adam Bashforth’s predictor-corrector method, Milne’s predictor and corrector method. Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations: Finite difference approximation to derivatives of Parabolic, Elliptic. Explicit finite difference method, implicit method.

Course Instructor— Dr. Aswini Bhat

Department of Physics

1. PHY 4304: Solid State Physics

Review of Crystal structure: Lattice, basis and unit cell, crystal system, symmetry, crystal planes and miller indices, reciprocal lattice, Bragg’s law, experimental methods of x-ray diffraction, types of crystal binding, analysis of stress and strain in crystals. Electrical conduction: Free electron gas model, Sommerfield quantum theory, Fermi energy, parameters of free electron gas at absolute zero, electrical conductivity, Drude-Lorentz theory and Sommerfield theory of electrical conductivity, Band theory of solids, electrical conduction in metals, insulators and semiconductors. Dielectrics: Static dielectric constant, polarization and polarizability, local field, ferro electricity, piezo electricity, frequency dependence of polarizability (electronic, ionic and dipolar), dielectric losses, requirements of insulating materials, applications of dielectric materials. Magnetism: Classification of magnetic materials, classical theory of diamagnetism and paramagnetism, Weiss theory of ferromagnetism, ferrites, hard and soft magnetic materials, garnets, magnetic bubbles, ceramic magnets, applications of magnetic materials.

Humanities and Management

  1. HUM 4302: Film Studies

History of invention of motion pictures – Daguerre, Muybridge, Edison, Skaldanowsky Brothers, Lumieres; Evolution of film –  Lumieres, Melies, Porter, Griffith, Basic techniques – Mise-en-scene, Mise-en-shot, Deepfocus Photography, Long-take, Continuity, Editing, Montage, German Expressionism; French Impressionism; Soviet Montage cinema; Hollywood cinema, Italian Neo-realism; French Nouvelle Vague, Documentary, Directors – Eisenstein, Kurosawa, Godard, Chaplin, Bergman; Mohsen Makmalbakf, Majid Majidi, Kieslowski, Zhang Yimou, Kim Ki Duk, “New Wave” Cinema in India – Bengali; Malayalam; Kannada; Hindi, To be screened- Bicycle Thieves, The 400 blows, Rashomon, Wild strawberries, Battleship Potemkin, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The kid, Children of heaven, Hero, Ghatashraddha, Pather Panchali, Mathilukal.

Course Instructor—Mr. Abhay Shetty

“It was good, not much to study and pretty chill.”

“We just wrote a bunch of essays and watched some movies.”

2. HUM 4315: Applied Linguistics

Language and Society; Language as a Socio-Cultural system; Linguistic Competence and Communicative Competence; Variations in Language; Language in Contact; Code-Switching as a Communicative Strategy; Linguistic and Social Inequality; Language and Culture; Language and Mind; Language as a Psychological System; Language Acquisition; Language Production; Second Language Acquisition; Language as Discourse; Text and Discourse; Discourse: The Social Interaction Approach; Discourse: The Mental Model Approach; Discourse and Notions of Textuality; Discourse Processing and Reading; Language and Literature; The Language of Literature: Focus on Theory; Stylistics: From Theory to Practice; After Structuralism; Narratology; Language and Pedagogy; Educational Linguistics; Approaches to Language Teaching; An Indian Experiment; Language to Language; On Translation; Lexicology; Language and Gender; Language and Machine.

Course Instructor—Dr. G M Tungesh

3. HUM 4314: Culture and Society in Literature

This course explores the notion of faith, individual and collective identity, morality and society, boundaries and borders, sexuality, and gender roles in works of literature of different nations. Students will examine cultural constructions of identities and values through analysis of representations.

Examination of the idea of ‘faith’ in Religious Poetry: Select Poems from English/European religious poetry and from the Bhakthi tradition/mysticism in India. Comparative analysis of the representation of masculinity and femininity in Drama: Select plays of Europe and India. Investigation of ‘values’ in society in Short Stories: Select stories from Europe and India. Notion of boundaries in Fiction: readings through the lens of post-colonialism and globalisation.

Course instructor—Dr. Praveen K Shetty

4. HUM 4317: Women’s Writing

This course is a survey of writing by women from various time periods, geographic regions, and social classes of India and the world. It seeks to impart to students the history and development of women’s rights and issues from the classical period to the present. Students will be familiarised and sensitized to critical debates and discussions surrounding women’s rights and issues at the intersections of gender, race, nation, caste, and ethnicity. This will enable them to understand the unique forms of language, style, genre, and theories that impact women’s writing.

Unit I: White Feminism: Mary Wollstencraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women; Elaine Showalter; Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own; Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex; Helene Cixous; Ali Smith, Girl Meets Boy. Unit II: Black Feminism: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Toni Morrison; Chimamanda Adichi, Half of a Yellow Sun. Unit III: South-Asian Feminism: Anita Desai; Ismat Chugtai, The Crooked Line; Sashi Deshpande; Kamani, Ginu. Junglee Girl, Kamala Das; Nisha Susan, Women Who Forgot to Invent the Facebook and Other Stories. Unit IV: Subaltern Women’s Writing: Urmila Pawar; Sujatha Gidla, Ants Among Elephants. Unit V: Transgender and Queer Writing: A. Revathi, The Truth About Me; Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.

Course Instructor—Dr. Sudhamshu B Raju

Inter-Institute Electives

1. IIE 4301: Art Appreciation
Coordinated by Centre for Creative and Cultural Studies

How to read a visual, how to enjoy or feel an art form, what is Creative Thinking? Indian Art: Heritage & Culture; Art Appreciation: Western Art, Artist & Art Movements: Raja Ravi Verma, Tagore, Da Vinci, Van Gogh; Aesthetics: Beauty, Feel & Expression; Art & Science; Art & Film; Art: Freedom & Society, to be an art literate. A journey to immerse in the world of Art.

“The classes are quite interactive and there is only one pdf to study for end sems. There are a lot of presentations & group activities instead of assignments.”

“The course is completely chill, but also extremely interesting and fun. Faculty is really experienced and knowledgeable.”

 2. IIE 4307: Yoga
Coordinated by Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research

Theory: Aim, Objectives, Meanings, and Definitions of Yoga, History of Yoga, Concepts, and misconceptions of Yoga, Schools of Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga. Practicals: Asanas-swastikasana, vajrasana, suptavajrasana, trikonasana, parshwakonasana, parshwottanasana,  prasaritapadottanasana, paschimottanasana, purvatanasana, janushirshasana, marichasana 1, marichasana 3, pavanamukthasana, makarasana, bhujangasana, shalabhasana, dhanurasana, paryankasana, viparitakarani mudra, uttanapadasana, padottanasana. Pranayama-Anuloma-Viloma, suryabhedana pranayama, sheetali, bhramari. Relaxation techniques-shavasana 1 & 2. Meditation-Soham.

“Sufficient material is given for the tests and scoring is very easy.”

“The professors were chill. No deadlines, no attendance problems and no lengthy exams.”

3. IIE 4318: Media Production Techniques
Coordinated by Manipal Institue of Communication

Print design elements – typography, colours, spacing, pictures, logos, graphics, principles of layout and design – basic writing skills. Photography – SLR camera, Lenses, Apertures and Shutter speeds, Exposure, Understanding light, Filters and accessories, composing a picture, developing and printing, creating special effects. Digital photography – digital camera – digital technology and its future. Television – Introduction to AV Media-pre-production, production, post-production. Show packaging-Camera-characteristics, parts and functions; Mounting accessories and movements. Shots-Types and Uses; Basic composition. Practical video recording process. Radio – Introduction to Radio-Microphone types, characteristics and uses; Cables and Connectors. Recording device-Types and Characters, Audio editing, Programme formats-news, drama, feature and PSA’s and Advertising.

“Super chill faculties and it’s an easy scoring elective with less number of classes. Normally it has some sessions in the studios at MIC but it was missed out on because of the online mode.”

4. IIE 4319: Graphic and Sketching
Coordinated by Manipal Institue of Communication

Basic Art Principles: Element of Art & Design, Contour Drawing, Composition Principles, Pencil shading, creating geometry model and shading. Basic Perspective: Still life sketching & Drawing, Styles of shading, Introduction to colours, colour still life painting, Layout Design, Creating concepts for Design. Skeleton System, Body Proportions, Upper Body, Lower Body, Back, Hands and Legs. Text: Human Anatomy by Victor Perard, Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth. Gesture Drawing Tips, Line of Action, Dynamic Poses, Body Weight and Gravity, Clothing. Text: Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder.

List of Practicals:
10 Drawings of Human Anatomy Study In Pencil
50 Drawings of Gesture Drawing In Pencil
5 Contour Drawing
2 Still Life Pencil Shading
2 Color Still Life
2 Layout Design

5. IIE 4320: Financial Statement Analysis
Coordinated by Manipal Institute of Management

Overview of financial statements analysis, financial reporting and analysis, Analyzing financing activities, Analyzing investing activities, Analyzing investing activities, intercorporate investments, Analyzing operating activities, Cash flow analysis, Return on invested capital and profitability, Prospective analysis, Equity analysis and valuation.

“A lot of new information for those who have no background in commerce. The teacher was really good. Getting a hold over the subject needed a little bit of effort but it was all worth it.”


6. IIE 4321: Health Care IT
Coordinated by Cerner Corporations, Bengaluru

Healthcare Domain Basics, Introduction and History of Modern Health Care, Delivering Health Care, Financing Health Care, Regulating Health Care, Meaningful Use, Health Management Information SystemsOverview, Electronic Health Records, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Patient Monitoring Systems, Medical Imaging Systems, Consumer Health Informatics, Administrative, Billing, and Financial Systems, Working with Health IT Systems, Introduction &Overview: Components of HIT Systems, Understanding Information Exchange in HIT System, Protecting Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality in HIT Systems, HIT System Planning, Acquisition, Installation & Training: Practices to Support & Pitfalls to Avoid, Potential Issues with Adoption and Installation of a HIT system, HIT and Aspects of Patient-Centered Care, Health IT in the Future, Tools, technology used in Healthcare IT, AI/ML use cases in Healthcare IT, Open API usage to build Healthcare IT applications.


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