Spoken Tutorial is an initiative of the “Talk to a Teacher” activity by the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Government of India and is being developed by IIT Bombay. The objective of Spoken Tutorial is to spread the knowledge of technology and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) across the country to the one who lack access and opportunities to learn any software.
In Computer Engineering Department, we have included the course “C” for second year student and “Java” for third year student and have enrolled 154 and 140 students for particular course respectively. Since the same courses are available in the curriculum also it becomes beneficial for student to understand the concept in more detail. As an audio-video tutorial helps in explaining the activity performed on the computer by seeing and hearing someone explain a process greatly improves understanding. The learning method is highly beneficial for self-learning student as the audio content is available in most 22 Indian languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu etc which overcome the language barrier in understanding the language. Due to Spoken Tutorial Project student are able to enrol in various programming languages, office tools, graphics and circuit design tools through audio video tutorials. Students are allowed to take online examinations and get certificates which are free of cost. Student will have various course certifications completed along with their UG Degree by the end of Degree course. This will make the student highly knowledgeable and confident enough to compete with the world.
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), provides e-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Management and Humanities. It has developed curriculum based video courses and web-based e-courses targeting students and faculty of institutions offering UG engineering programs.
In our department we have started “Programming in C++” course which is of 20 hours course for second year and third year students. More than 180 students have enrolled for the course. This course is free of cost. Prof. Partha Pratim Das form IIT Kharagpur is an online instructor. The present course builds up on the knowledge of C programming and basic data structure (array, list, stack, queue etc.) to create a strong familiarity. Besides the constructs, syntax and semantics of C++ (over C), we also focus on various idioms of C++ and attempt to go to depth with every C++ feature justifying and illustrating them with several examples and assignment problems. We illustrate various OOP concepts.
Certification courses are offered by NPTEL in association with industry partners like Aricent, NASSCOM and Google. On successful completion of the course, an in-person, proctored exam can be taken by paying a nominal fee. Those who pass the exam will be awarded with a certificate. This certificate will give additional credits during placements.
The Department of Computer Engineering houses an enviable collection of E-learning resources in form of “Digital Archive” and is catering to the need of faculty, research scholars and students in the department.
|Type of e-resource||Description|
|Power point and flash|
presentations in various courses
|Presentations by various faculties for all courses are available for reference|
|NPTEL Video Courses||Offline NPTEL videos are available and accessible to all students|
|E-books||E-books of various courses are available in pdf format which can be downloaded and printed|
|MOOC video courses||Videos are developed by faculties in regional language|
|Concept Inventory||A concept inventory is designed to help student to gain knowledge of a specific set of concepts in different courses from various reference books along with page number. A booklet of concept inventory is maintained in the department and is updated every year|
|Course Outcomes||Course outcomes of all the courses are designed in a booklet form|
|Lab Manual||Laboratory manual of all courses are available to students to provide support for successfully performing the practical|
|Animations||Animations of various topics are shown to students|
|Question Bank||Question bank is designed for students which include Most likely questions for the exam|
|Project Reports||A collection of B.E. project report and PBL reports is available in the digital archive|
|Software Inventory||Various open source pieces of software are available for download and use|