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

Course Overview

Exploring and learning about basic electronic circuits, that is, analog and digital-based with extensive use of circuit simulation results from the provided circuit simulation package is what the Basic Electronics online course offers the students in a comprehensive manner. This MOOC program is brought to the learning through the online platform of SWAYAM which is an Indian government (MHRD) initiative to promote accessible education in a feasible way. 

This platform is controlled by national bodies like CEC, NCERT, and this particular course is under the control of the National Program on Technology enhance learning (NPTEL) which controls a project involving the premium IITs and IISc Bangalore. This course is hosted by IIT Bombay and will be under the guidance of Professor M.B.Patil. This course offers certification and credit eligibility upon meeting the requirements.

The Basic electronics certification course explores and analyses both Analog and digital circuits by covering every nuance of the topic which includes important concepts such as Diode circuits, Op-Amp circuits, Combinatorial circuits, and so on. 

The Highlights

  • Course offered by Swayam
  • Supervised by NPTEL
  • Hosted by IIT Bombay 
  • Instruction by IIT Bombay faculty with teaching assistants 
  • Credit eligibility
  • Certification upon meeting the necessary criteria
  • Free Course upon registration at no extra payment
  • The course duration of 12 weeks 
  • Undergraduate level core course in Engineering

Programme Offerings

  • Discussion Forums
  • Circuit simulation package
  • references
  • Online Classes
  • quizzes
  • Proctored end exam
  • Internal assessments
  • video lectures
  • assignments

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Bombay
  • The Basic electronics by Swayam provides the learners with the choice of continuing with free course content or clearing the course with a certification and credit eligibility. 
  • The students who wish to register for the proctored end-term examination should apply to the exam once the registration link is active and it should be submitted within the provided deadline after completing the necessary payments. 
  • This course comes at zero cost for all the enrolled candidates.
  • The interested student should register for the exams by paying an amount of Rs 1000 which is considered as the only payment provided as the Basic electronics Fees.

Basic electronics Fees Details

Fee category 

Amount in Rupees 

Base fee

Free

Examination fee

Rs. 1000


Eligibility Criteria

Work experience

Teachers and industry workers can apply to the Basic Electronics certification course. However, any work experience specifications are not available.

Education 

Students are required to do a fundamental course in Electrical engineering such as on KVL, Network theorems, AC analysis, KCL and it is the recommended prerequisite for the Basic Electronics online course

Certification qualifying details

For getting the Basic Electronics certification as well as credit eligibility, the student needs to apply and qualify for the end-term proctored examination with morning and evening schedules. The students need to register for this examination separately with an additional payment when the registration form link is active. The students need to get a minimum score requirement of 40/100 which also includes meeting the average assessment score on or above 10/25 and final examination score on or above 30/75 separately as well. If the students cannot meet the individual score requirement even if they meet the final score requirement, the certification will not be provided to the student for the Basic Electronics program. 

What you will learn

Knowledge of electronics

The learners will have a fruitful learning experience upon completion of the Basic Electronics Training, with an enhanced practical and theoretical knowledge in different areas such as:

  • The fundamental knowledge revision on Network theorem, transient analysis, etc, will provide the students a thorough base to start with the course which will also secure their basic knowledge regarding the topics.
  • Students will explore the type of analog circuits such as diode circuits in which its variations like full-wave rectifier, peak detector, and so on.
  • The detailed learning of BJT amplifiers and Common emitter amplifiers with their basic operation as well as the results are keenly analyzed by the students.
  • The Op-amp circuits which will be explored in detail regarding its working mechanism in linear regions like non-inverting and inverting amplifiers, integrators, difference amplifiers, and so on are given to the students.
  • The Basic electronics certification syllabus will make the students closely study the positive feedbacks involved with Op-amp circuits in particular Schmitt trigger and its applications. 
  • The types of digital circuits such as sequential and combinational circuits are detailed to the learners.
  • The concepts of basic gates and multiplexer and demultiplexer decoder are provided to the students with results analysis as well.
  • Students will understand how a given logical function will be implemented and also, how a counter with a provided state sequence can be designed accordingly.
  • Students will work with several numerical examples which would help them develop a knack for typically involved numbers.
  • Students through the provided circuit simulation package will analyze realistic circuit results to give a practical idea of wavelengths involved in that particular circuit.

Who it is for

The below-given students can find the Basic electronics training highly useful:

  • Learners who are currently students or Ph.D. scholars can use the course for their academic purpose and can enrol in this course.
  • Learners from a teaching background or who are working in the industry associated with the course topic can opt for this course.
  • Anyone meeting with the basic qualification and with the desire to explore the basics of electronics can find this course highly beneficial.

Admission Details

The Basic electronics Programme can be registered through an online admission process and it contains flexible options for the learners to select whether to continue with the unpaid version and paid versions. The following are the steps that need to be followed by the candidates:

Step:1- Candidates are required to visit the website program URL https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc21_ee55/preview. 

Step:2- Create an account on the Swayam website via Microsoft, Google, or Facebook account.

Step:3- Complete the verification of your registered email ID and come back to the course to select the option ‘Join’ to enroll in the course.

Step:4- After clicking on the option, you're simply registered at the course and if it has already begun you can access the course content and begin your learning.

Step:5- If it's still an upcoming course, you can wait for the class to start until further notice by SWAYAM. 

Step:6- If you want to purchase the course end-term examination, complete the registration and necessary payment for the same within the given date using any suitable payment option. The registration link will be active soon and the students will be notified about it soon.

The Syllabus

  • A brief history of electronics
  • Superposition
  • Useful circuit techniques I
  • Useful circuit techniques II
  • Phasors I 
  • Phasors II

  • Simulation of RC circuit
  • RC/RL circuits in time domain I
  • RC/RL circuits in time domain II
  • RC/RL circuits in time domain III
  • RC/RL circuits in time domain IV
  • RC/RL circuits in time domain V

  • Diode circuits I
  • Diode circuits II
  • Diode circuits III
  • Diode circuits IV
  • Diode circuits V
  • Diode circuits VI

  • Bipolar junction transistor I
  • Bipolar junction transistor II
  • Bipolar junction transistor III
  • Diode rectifiers I
  • Diode rectifiers II
  • Diode rectifiers III

  • BJT amplifier I
  • BJT amplifier II
  • BJT amplifier III
  • BJT amplifier IV
  • BJT amplifier V
  • BJT amplifier VI

  • BJT amplifier VII
  • Difference amplifier
  • Op-amp-circuits I
  • Op-amp-circuits II
  • Op-amp-circuits III
  • Introduction to op-amps

  • Op-amp non-idealities I
  • Op-amp non-idealities II
  • Bode plots I
  • Bode plots II
  • Instrumentation amplifier I
  • Instrumentation amplifier II

  • Op-amp filters
  • Bode plots III
  • Precision rectifiers I
  • Precision rectifiers II
  • Precision rectifiers III
  • Simulation of op-amp filter

  • Sinusoidal oscillators I
  • Sinusoidal oscillators II
  • Smilaumation of the triangle to sine converter
  • Schmitt triggers I
  • Schmitt triggers II
  • Schmitt triggers III

  • Boolean algebra
  • Introduction to digital circuits 
  • Combinatorial circuits I
  • Combinatorial circuits II
  • Combinatorial circuits III
  • Karnaugh maps

  • Latch and flip-flop
  • D flip-flop
  • Counters I
  • Introduction to sequential circuits
  • JK flip-flop
  • Shift registers

  • Simulation of asynchronous counter 
  • Counters II
  • 555 timer
  • Analog-to-digital conversion 
  • Digital-to-analog conversion I
  • Digital-to-analog conversion II

Instructors

IIT Bombay Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Is this program credit eligible?

This program is a credit-eligible course and is one of the primary Basic electronics certification benefits which will be granted after meeting all the score requirements.

2: Where can the students go for clearing their issues?

The students can post in the class forums or can directly send their queries in the mail provided to them after specifying the national controller in the SWAYAM helpline.

3: What are the prerequisites for the course?

The students who apply for this certification course should have completed a basic course in electrical engineering such as KVL, AC analysis, KCL, or Network theorems.

4: Is the final exam online based ?

The final proctored examination will be conducted in dedicated exam venues in an offline manner. The exam date will be given to the students after registration.

5: What are some of the major topics taught in the course?

In the Basic electronics certification syllabus, important concepts such as Diode circuits, Op-amp circuits, BJT amplifiers, Combinatorial circuits, Sequential circuits, and so on are included. 

6: What all details are provided in the certification?

The details like your name, your photograph with your final marks details including its breakup, and the Logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay will be included in the digital certification. 

7: To which all online platforms can the course be shared with?

The students can share the course details and course certification on online platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Whatsapp, Microsoft outlook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, and so on.

8: Does the circuit simulation package require additional payment?

The circuit simulation package is free downloadable and does not require additional payment. The only Basic electronics fee that the student requires to pay is the final examination fee.

9: Are there any platforms for interacting with the instructor?

The enrolled students can interact with their course instructors in the dedicated discussion forums regarding the course discussions and clarification of doubts about the course content.

10: How is the final grade calculated?

The final grades are calculated based on 25% of the average score of best 8/12 assignments and 75% of the proctored exam which is conducted for 100 marks.

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