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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

With constant innovations in technology, it has become imperative for everyone to have a strong fundamental knowledge of computers. The Computer Fundamentals course offered by Swayam will help you achieve just that! 

The online course covers primary topics such as the evolution and development of the microprocessor, generations of computers, primary and secondary storage devices, input and output devices, and programming languages. Also, the Computer Fundamentals course provides extensive knowledge of application software, operating systems, system software, and more. 

Thus, you will have an overview of everything about and related to computers upon successful course completion. The curriculum for the Computer Fundamentals online course is spread across two weeks, with an in-depth study of both the software and hardware aspects of computers. 

Besides, Prof. Sanjay Tanwani, who has an experience of 30 years in teaching, research, and programming, instructs this online programme. It is an elective course at the undergraduate level and belongs to the Computer Science and Engineering category. 

The Highlights

  • Elective course
  • 12-weeks course
  • Undergraduate-level course
  • Course certificate
  • Study material
  • Expert faculty
  • Government certification

Programme Offerings

  • elective course
  • Undergraduate-level Course
  • Study Materials
  • course certificate

Courses and Certificate Fees

Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority

Eligibility Criteria

To become eligible for the Computer Fundamentals certification, you will have to score a minimum of 30% in the internal assessments and 70% in the end-term exam.

What you will learn

Computer skills

After the completion of the Computer Fundamentals certification programme, you will know of:

  • Evolution of computer
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Computer Memory
  • CPUs
  • Microprocessors
  • Micro-programming
  • Device Driver
  • Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Operating System software

Who it is for

The Computer Fundamentals programme is a general course which covers different aspects of computers. Thus, anyone interested in the subject can pursue the course.

Admission Details

  • Log in to the official website of Swayam at
  • Browse through the website to find the “Computer Fundamentals” course.
  • If the course is yet to start, you will find the “Join” button on the website.
  • Click on the button and fill in your details to sign up with Swayam.

Application Details

You will be able to access the application form for the Computer Fundamentals training course only if you have logged in to the website. You can log in to the official website of Swayam through your Google, Facebook, or Microsoft accounts. You can also create a fresh password and use your email ID to log in.

The Syllabus

  • Introduction to Computer : Functional Block Diagram
  • Computer : History and Development
  • Evolution of Computer
  • An Introduction to Computer

  • Computer Overview: Input Devices - 1
  • Computer Overview: Input Devices - 2
  • Computer Overview: Input Devices - 3
  • Computer Overview: Output Devices - 1

  • Overview of Computer: Output Devices, Part-2
  • Computer : Audio Input and Output Devices
  • Computer : An Introduction to Storage Device
  • Permanent Storage Devices - An Overview of Computer
  • An Overview of Computer Memory
  • Computer : Memory Management

  • Computer : Working of CPU
  • Computer : Working of 8088 CPU
  • Evolution and Development of Microprocessors, Part-1
  • Evolution and Development of Microprocessors, Part-2
  • Cooling Mechanism of Computer Components
  • Computer : Components of Motherboard
  •  Computer : Cabinet, Power Supply &UPS

  • Micro-Programming, Part-1
  • Micro-Programming, Part-2
  • Central Processing Unit : Interrupt, Part-1
  • Central Processing Unit : Interrupt, Part-2
  • Device Driver, Part- 1
  • Device Driver, Part- 2

  • Internet : An Introduction
  • An Introduction to Computer - Networking
  • Multimedia, Basic Elements
  • Multimedia System
  • Overview of Computer Hardware & Software

  • Operating System Softwares
  • Computer Softwares - Application Software
  • An Introduction to Computer - Operating System
  • Operating System : Utility Software Tools
  • Disk Operating System, Part-1

  • Disk Operating System, Part-2
  • Disk Operating System, Part-3
  • Flow Charts & Programs
  • Basics of Linker & Loader
  • Assembly Language & Assembler
  • Introduction to Compilers
  • Debugger Software
  • Computer Software : Editor Part 1

  • Computer Software :Editor Part 2
  • Simulator
  • Emulator
  • Programming Languages
  • Control Panel Settings

  •     Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 1
  •     Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 2
  •     Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 3
  •     Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 4
  •     Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 5

  • Keyboard Controller
  • Interrupt & DMA Controller
  • Clock Generator & Bus Controller
  • Math Co-processor
  • Hard Disk Drive and Controller

  • Display Controller
  • Serial Interface Part-1
  • Serial Interface, Part-2
  • Parallel Interface & Printer Port
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)


DAVV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: What is the duration of the programme?

The Computer Fundamentals programme will run for 12 weeks.

2: Who will teach this programme?

Prof. Sanjay Tanwani, who is the head of the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, will be teaching this programme.

3: Is this an elective course?

Yes, the computer fundamentals course is an elective course.

4: Will the students be provided with a certificate?

Yes, the students who score at least 30% in their assessments and 70% in their exams will receive the course certificate.

5: Who can pursue the Computer Fundamentals programme?

Anyone interested in the subject can pursue this certification course.


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