Mandatory Certificate Program for non-science students (2015-16)
(With Digital learning Modules)

UNIT 1: Introduction to Electronics (10 hrs)

Electronics and its applications. Electronic components: Resistors, Capacitors, inductors- types, uses. Conductors, insulators, semiconductors- definitions. Semiconductor materials- Silicon, Germanium, semiconductor devices: Diode- working and application of diode as rectifier, Transistor- working, transistor as an amplifier, electronic switch. Electronic DC power supply- basic block diagram. Basics of measuring instruments- DMM and CRO.

UNIT II: Fundamentals of Electronic Audio and Video Systems (10hrs)

Basic principle of electronic communication- Line and wireless, merits and demerits. Basic operation of transmitter and receivers. AM and FM radio receivers- qualitative description. Frequency allotment. Microphone, Loud speakers- basic working. CD player- Concept of Compact disc, DVDs, laser light and diode principle. Simplified block diagram a typical CD player. Principle of TV transmission and reception, Colour TV principle, Simplified block diagram of TV. Digital TV principle- set top converter box, Satellite TV- operating principle. Flat panel TV, projection system- qualitative description. Basic working principle of video camera and camcorders.

UNIT III: Communication Systems (10 hrs)

Wired telephone – basics of telephone, telephone exchange, cables- copper cable, Optical fiber cables- principle of operation, cordless phone- working, advantages and disadvantages. Fundamentals of cellular mobile phone- Cells, coverage area, roaming, operation (qualitative description). Latest trends in mobile phones, smart phones, generations.

UNIT IV: Basics of Computer Hardware (10 hrs)

Fundamentals of Digital computer, microprocessors, memory, motherboards, power supply, SMPS, floppy disc drive, hard disc drive, CD ROM /CD writer, mouse, keyboard, Modems, sound card, scanners, I/O Ports and devices, monitors, printers, latest trends in computers, specifications.


UNIT V: E-Waste (5 hrs)
Electronic waste- brief description, qualitative discussion of hazards of e-waste, the materials responsible, management of e-waste, Indian and global current scenario of e-waste and its management.

Books for Reference:
[1]. V K Mehta and Rohit Mehta “Principles of Electronics”, S Chand and Co, New Delhi 2011.
[2]. B R Gupta “Consumer Electronics”, 4th Edition, Kataria &sons, New Delhi 2008.
[3]. Bob Goodman “How electronic things work”, TMH 2002.

Assessment methods for Certificate Program:
Internal assessment- Assignment and presentation 25 marks
Mid SEM exam – written type 25 marks.
End SEM Exam- written type 100 marks.  



Open Electives