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Syllabus | B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering | Computer Networks

13040408 Computer Networks L T P C
Version1.1 Date of Approval: 3 0 0 3
Pre-requisites//Exposure Digital Communication

 Course Objectives

  1. To educate with the architecture, protocols and network organization of the Internet
  2. To update the trends in innovation approach towards development of high speed networks
  3. To learn the challenges involved in developing TCP/IP suite wired cum wireless real networks

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course, the students will be able to

  1. Explain the layered architecture of computer networks and its imporant
  2. Reason out the motivating factors to designn efficient MAC protocol improving spectrum utilization efficiecy
  3. Make out the operation of TCP, its application scenarios and constraints in wireless domain

Catalog Description

This course deals with computer network topologies and OSI reference model. The discussion on MAC protocol and TCP/IP architecture is carried out. This course also deals with routing protocol of mobile networks. At learning this course students will understand the protocols of real networks and technological  issues in developing more efficient and high speed real networks

Text Books

  1. A. Leon –Garcia, Indra Widjaja, “Communication Networks”, Tata McGraw Hill.
  2. W. Stallings, “Data and Computer Communication”, 7th edition, PHI, New Delhi 

Reference Book

  1. M.Steen Strub, “Routing in Communication networks”, PH, New York.
  2. William Stallings, High speed Networks TCP/IP & ATM Design Principles, PH, NY
  3. Alder.M.. Scheideler.Ch.Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures, ACM, NewYork.
  4. Sivaram murthy, Manoj, “Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols”,Pearson Education, 2004.
  1. Charles E. Perkins, “Ad Hoc Networking”, Addison Wesley, 2008.

Course Content

Unit I: Network and Services                                                                      

7 lecture hours

Approaches to Network design, Network topologies and design constraints, Transmission media – copper and optical fiber, OSI Reference Model; Overview of TCP/ IP, Application Layer Protocols and TCP/IP, Application Layer Protocols and TCP/IP Utilities. Peer-to-peer protocols: Service Models, ARQ Protocols and reliable data transfer service, sliding Window Flow Control.

Unit II: Medium Access Control Protocol                                     

10 lecture hours

Multiple access communication, Random access scheduling approaches to medium access control, Delay performance of MAC and channelization schemes, LAN Access methods, Introduction to LAN Standards, IEEE 802.5, FDDI, WLAN, Hubs, Bridges and Switches Ethernet networking. 

Unit III: Packet Switching Networks                                                         

7 lecture hours

Network Services and Internal Network Operation, Packet Network Topology, Routing in packet Networks, shortest path Algorithms, and Introduction to traffic management & QoS.

Unit IV : TCP/IP Architecture                                                       

8 lecture hours

The Internet Protocol, IP addressing and subnetting, Limitations of IPv4 and Introduction to IPv6, User Datagram protocol, Transmission Control Protocol, Introduction to Internet Routing Protocols.

Unit V: Wireless Routing Protocols                                                     

8 lecture hours

Routing in cellular radio mobile communication networks, Packet radio Routing Internet based mobile ad-hoc networking, communication strategies, routing algorithms Destination sequenced Distance Vector(DSDV),Dynamic source Routing (DSR),Ad-hoc On demand Distance Vector(AODV) &Temporarily Ordered Routing algorithm (TORA),Quality of service.                                                                                               

Mode of Evaluation: The theory and lab performance of students are evaluated separately. 

Components Internal SEE
Marks 50 50
Total Marks 100

Relationship between the Course Outcomes (COs) and Program Outcomes (POs) 

Mapping between Cos and POs
Sl. No. Course Outcomes (COs) Mapped Programme Outcomes
1 To educate with the architecture, protocols and network organization of the Internet public networks 1,2,7
2 To understand the network specifications and services provided by a the networks, and usage by public 6
3 To learn the challenges involved in developing TCP/IP suite wired cum wireless real networks 4,12


    Engineering Knowledge Problem analysis Design/development of solutions Conduct investigations of complex problems Modern tool usage The engineer and society Environment and sustainability Ethics Individual or team work Communication Project management and finance Life-long Learning
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
TEC224 Computer Networks 3 1       2 2         1

1=addressed to small extent

2= addressed significantly

3=major part of course


Theory  The theory of this course is used to evaluate the program outcome PO(7)