Semester – 1

Course – computer fundamental & office automation (CFOA)

Introduction to Computers
Introduction, Characteristics of Computers, Block diagram of computer.
Types of computers and features, Mini Computers, Micro Computers, Mainframe Computers,
Super Computers. Types of Programming Languages (Machine Languages, Assembly Languages,
High Level Languages). Data Organization, Drives, Files, Directories.
Types of Memory (Primary And Secondary) RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM,.Secondary Storage Devices (FD,
CD, HD, Pen drive) I/O Devices (Scanners, Plotters, LCD, Plasma Display),
Number Systems: Introduction to Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal system -Conversion, Simple Addition,
Subtraction, Multiplication.

Algorithm and Flowcharts
Algorithm: Definition, Characteristics, Advantages and disadvantages, Examples
Flowchart: Definition, Define symbols of flowchart, Advantages and disadvantages, Examples.
Operating System and Services in O.S.
Dos – History, Files and Directories, Internal and External Commands, Batch Files, Types of O.S.


operating System and Services in O.S.
Dos – History, Files and Directories, Internal and External Commands, Batch Files, Types of O.S.

Windows Operating Environment
Features of MS – Windows, Control Panel, Taskbar, Desktop, Windows Application, Icons, Windows
Accessories, Notepad, Paintbrush.

Editors and Word Processors
Basic Concepts, Examples: MS-Word, Introduction to desktop publishing.

Spreadsheets and Database packages
Purpose, usage, command, MS-Excel, Creation of files in MS-Access, Switching between applications,
MS- Power Point.

Course – programming principles & algoritm(PPA)

Introduction to ‘C’ Language
History, Structures of ‘C’ Programming, Function as building blocks.
Language Fundamentals
Character set, C Tokens, Keywords, Identifiers, Variables, Constant, Data Types, Comments.

Types of operators, Precedence and Associativity, Expression, Statement and types of statements
Built in Operators and functions
Console based I/O and related built in I/O function: printf(), scanf(), getch(), getchar(), putchar();
Concept of header files, Preprocessor directives: #include, #define.

Control structures
Decision making structures: If, If-else, Nested If-else, Switch; Loop Control structures: While, Do-while, for,
Nested for loop; Other statements: break, continue, goto, exit.

Introduction to problem solving
Concept: problem solving, Problem solving techniques (Trial & Error, Brain Storming, Divide & Conquer)
Steps in problem solving (Define Problem, Analyze Problem, Explore Solution) Algorithms and Flowcharts
(Definitions, Symbols), Characteristics of an algorithm ,Conditionals in pseudo-code, Loops in pseudo code
Time complexity: Big-Oh notation, efficiency Simple Examples: Algorithms and flowcharts (Real Life

Simple Arithmetic Problems
Addition / Multiplication of integers, Determining if a number is +ve / -ve / even / odd, Maximum of 2
numbers, 3 numbers, Sum of first n numbers, given n numbers, Integer division, Digit reversing, Table
generation for n, a b
, Factorial, sine series, cosine series,
n,C,r ,
Pascal Triangle, Prime number, Factors of a
number, Other problems such as Perfect number, GCD numbers etc (Write algorithms and draw flowchart),

Basic types of function, Declaration and definition, Function call, Types of function, Parameter passing, Call by
value, Call by reference, Scope of variable, Storage classes, Recursion.

Course – principle of management

Nature of Management:
Meaning, Definition, nature & purpose, importance & Functions, Management as Art, Science & Profession-
Management as social System Concepts of management-Administration-Organization, Management Skills,
Levels of Management.

Evolution of Management Thought:
Contribution of F.W.Taylor, Henri Fayol, Elton Mayo, Chester Barhard & Peter Drucker to the management
thought. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility: Concept, Shift to Ethics, Tools of Ethics.

Functions of Management: Part-I
Planning – Meaning- Need & Importance, types, Process of Planning, Barriers to Effective Planning, levels –
advantages & limitations. Forecasting- Need & Techniques Decision making-Types – Process of rational
decision making & techniques of decision making, Organizing – Elements of organizing & processes: Types of
organizations, Delegation of authority – Need, difficulties , Delegation – Decentralization
Staffing – Meaning & Importance
Direction – Nature – Principles
Communication – Types & Importance

Functions of Management: Part-II
Motivation – Importance – theories
Leadership – Meaning –styles, qualities & function of leader
Controlling – Need, Nature, importance, Process & Techniques, Total Quality Management
Coordination – Need – Importance

Management of Change: Models for Change, Force for Change, Need for Change, Alternative Change
Techniques, New Trends in Organization Change, Stress Management. Z

Course – Business communication

Means of Communication:
Meaning and Definition – Process – Functions – Objectives – Importance – Essentials of good communication –
Communication barriers, 7C’s of Communication

Types of Communication:
Oral Communication:
Meaning, nature and scope – Principle of effective oral communication – Techniques of effective speech –
Media of oral communication (Face-to-face conversation – Teleconferences – Press Conference –
Demonstration – Radio Recording – Dictaphone – Meetings – Rumour – Demonstration and Dramatisation –
Public address system – Grapevine – Group Discussion – Oral report – Closed circuit TV). The art of listening –
Principles of good listening.

Written Communication
Purpose of writing, Clarity in Writing, Pricinciple of Effective writing, Writing Techniques, Electronic Writing

Business Letters & Reports:
Need and functions of business letters – Planning & layout of business letter – Kinds of business letters –
Essentials of effective correspondence, Purpose, Kind and Objective of Reports, Writing Reports.

Drafting of business letters:
Enquiries and replies – Placing and fulfilling orders – Complaints and follow-up Sales letters – Circular letters
Application for employment and resume

Information Technology for Communication:
Word Processor – Telex – Facsimile(Fax) – E-mail – Voice mail –Internet – Multimedia – Teleconferencing –
Mobile Phone Conversation – Video Conferencing –SMS – Telephone Answering Machine – Advantages and
limitations of these types of communication.
Topics Prescribed for workshop/skill lab
Group Discussion, Mock Interview, Decision Making in a Group

Course – mathematics-i

Definition, Minors, Cofactors, Properties of Determinants, MATRICES: Definition, Types of Matrices,
Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Multiplication and Multiplication of Matrices, Adjoint, Inverse, Cramers Rule,
Rank of Matrix Dependence of Vectors, Eigen Vectors of a Matrix, Caley-Hamilton Theorem (without proof).

Limit at a Point, Properties of Limit, Computation of Limits of Various Types of Functions, Continuity at a
Point, Continuity Over an Interval, Intermediate Value Theorem, Type of Discontinuities

Derivative, Derivatives of Sum, Differences, Product & Quotients, Chain Rule, Derivatives of Composite
Functions, Logarithmic Differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, Expansion of Functions
(Maclaurin’s & Taylor’s), Indeterminate Forms, L’ Hospitals Rule, Maxima & Minima, Curve Tracing,
Successive Differentiation & Liebnitz Theorem.

Integral as Limit of Sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus( without proof.), Indefinite Integrals, Methods of
Integration: Substitution, By Parts, Partial Fractions, Reduction Formulae for Trigonometric Functions, Gamma
and Beta Functions(definition).

Definition of a vector in 2 and 3 Dimensions; Double and Triple Scalar and Vector Product and physical
interpretation of area and volume.