Diploma in Electronics

In Mumbai

Rs 20,000
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  • Diploma
  • Mumbai
  • Duration:
    4 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
PREMLILA VITHALDAS POLYTECHNIC Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar, Juhu Road, Santacruz (West),, 400049, Maharashtra, India
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· Requirements

S.S.C./i.C.S.E./C.B.S.E.( minimum 50% marks)

Course programme

1 Computer Generations and Classifications, Simple model of a Computer
2 Some basic Characteristics of a Computer such as Memory Addressing
Capability, Word Length, Processing Speed

3 Definitions of Hardware, Software, Firmware, Batch Processing,
Multiprogramming, Multi-user Systems; Difference between Dumb,
Intelligent and Smart Systems

4 Classification: High Level, Assembly Language, Machine Language,

5 Concept of Stack, Subroutines, Macros 6 15
6 Introduction to Operating Systems: Some basic Commands (general, Disk
and File Management) of DOS, UNIX, LINUX, WINDOWS (Basics and
USER Interface), Novell NETWARE, BIOS

7 Some Applications of Computers 2 5
8 Programming in Visual Basic: - Introduction, Variables constants and
calculus, decision and conditions, array, working with controls, menus,
forms, sub-procedures and sub functions

9 Programming in 'C': Data types and their representation, Expressions and
assignments, I/O & O/P statements, Control statements: Iterative,
Conditional, and Unconditional statements, Structured data types: Arrays,
records, files

1 Number system: Natural, rational, irrational, and real numbers 1 2
2 Progressions etc.: Arithmetic, and geometric progressions; Arithmetic
mean, Infinite Geometric Series, Recurring Decimal numbers.

3 Binomial Theorem: Binomial expansion, General and middle term in the
binomial expansion, Binomial theorem for fractional and negative
indices, approximations

4 Determinants: Concept; order of the determinant, Properties and
applications determinants

5 Trigonometry: Concept; definitions and signs of trigonometric ratios,
Fundamental identities, ratios of sum and difference of two angles,
product formulae, ratios of multiple and sub-multiple std. angles,
Inverse trigonometric functions.

6 Trigonometric ratios of compound angles, product formulae, sum and
difference for multiple and sub-multiple angles inverse trigonometric

1 Listening to and understanding English in the college environment:
Discerning phonic differences, recognizing lexical markers, understanding
time and location references, taking notes during lectures imperatives,
questions, subject-verb concord, infinitives and prepositions

2 Reading and understanding basic scientific English: skimming for main
points, scanning for information, understanding use of voices (active &
passive), noting details and examples, under-standing information
presentations punctuation rules, inter-sentential connectives, voices, noun
and adverbial clauses, typical subject-specific lexis.

3 Writing English in socio-academic context: informal communication,
writing descriptions of lab equipments and experiments; making requests,
elaborating on given ideas, descriptive words, word particles, infinitives,
conjunctives, word order, inter-sentential cohesion.

4 Communicating orally for functional needs: practicing distinct sounds,
comparing and contrasting effects of communication, narrating
experiences, giving responses at viva's, giving oral explanations of

1 Units: Introduction, physical quantities, systems of units, scalar and vector 2 5
2 Force: force as a vector, resultant force, laws of addition of forces,
resolution of forces, moment of a force, laws of moments, resultant of
parallel forces, couple, velocity, periodic time, relation between linear
velocity and angular velocity, radial acceleration, centripetal and
centrifugal force, engineering applications etc.moment of couple (torque).

3 Work, power and Energy, Definition of work, positive and negative work
done, units of work, definition and units of power ,definition of energy,
conservation laws, kinetic and potential energy.

4 Circular motion: concept, tangential force angular displacement, angular 5 12
5 Machines: mechanical advantage, velocity ratio, efficiency, study of lever,
wheel and axle, pulleys, inclined plane, simple screw-jack.

6 Friction: Definition, limiting friction laws of friction, angle of friction,
angle of repose, pulling on an inclined plane, Static kinetic and rolling
friction, application and disadvantage of friction

7 Elasticity: introduction, types of deformation, elasticity, stress, strain,
elastic limit and Hook's law, Young's modulus, elastic behavior of a wire
etc., yield point, breaking stress.

8 Static Electricity:: Concept of charge, Coulomb's laws & unit of charge,
electric field, electric Lines of force potential and potential difference,
electromotive force the 'volt'.

9 Capacitors: Definition and Unit, principal, different type capacitors in
series and in parallel, energy stored in a capacitor.

10 Current-Electricity: concept of current, resistance, Ohm's law, Factors
affecting the resistance Specific resistance, resistance in series and in
parallel, 'Wheatstone's Network', Meter Bridge, principal construction and
working, E1/E2 using potentiometer (single cell method and sum and
difference method, Internal of cell using potentiometer

1 Chemical Shorthand: Ionic valencies and their use in molecular formulae,
the empirical formula, percentage compositions and related numerical

2 Atomic Structure: Definition of an atom and a molecule, Dalton's theory,
modern concept, isotopes, isobars, electronic configuration and
configuration diagrams.

3 The Periodic Table: Periodic law, modern long form of periodic table,
elemental classification and periodic properties.

4 Atomic, molecular and equivalent weights; related numerical problems 5 10
5 Chemical substances: acids, bases, their properties, equivalent weights,
Normality, Molarity, and Related numerical problems.

6 Electrochemistry: Electrolysis, mechanisms, Faraday's Laws, and related
numerical problems

7 Water: Impurities, effects on industrial processes, purification, types,
Estimation of hardness and Removal of hardness of water, the 'pH-scale':
concept and its application chemistry, related numerical problems.

8 Chemical corrosion: Definition and theories of corrosion, Atmospheric and
Immersed corrosion, types and prevention of corrosion

1 Units and Basic Concepts : Units, Circuit elements and parameters,
Fundamental laws and theorems, Kickoff's laws, Thevenin's and
Norton's theorems, Maximum power transfer theorem, Star Delta
transformationDC mesh and nodal analysis

2 Circuit Transients and A.C. Fundamentals : RC, RL and RLC circuits,
Response to sinusoidal and pulse inputs, Phasor representation, Power in
AC circuits, Power factor and its improvement, Three phase circuits, Power
measurement methods

3 Transformers: Construction and working principles, Emf equation, Phasor
diagrams, Equivalent circuits of single phase transformer, Efficiency and
voltage regulation, Open circuit and short circuit tests, Three phase

4 DC Motors: Construction and working principles, Back emf and voltage
equation, Torque production, Series, shunt and compound motors and
their basic characteristics, Starting, Speed control.

5 AC Motors: Construction, Single phase induction motors, Torque
production, Methods of starting, Split Phase, Shaded pole, Capacitor
start and run motors, Operation and control of three phase induction and
synchronous motors.

6 Selection of Motors: Choice of appropriate motors for specific engineering

7 Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: Various modes of
power generation, transmission and distribution, Basic concepts, Standards
of generation and transmission voltages, Advantage of high voltage

8 Non Conventional Sources and Energy Storage: Non conventional sources
of electrical energy generation. Basic concepts, Solar and wind,
Rechargeable batteries for energy storage

1 Materials and their properties
1-a Conductor materials Pure metal & alloys conductivity and mechanical
strength, super conductivity materials
4 10
1-b Resistance materials: pure metals and alloys carbon and ceramic specific
resistance temperature coefficient of resistance

1-c Rectifying materials: metallic pairs, rectifying ratio and peak inverse

1-d Thermocouple material: thermoelectric effect, thermoelectric series. 4 10
1-e Photoelectric, photo-emissive and photo-conductive phenomenon and
devices, photo voltaic cell, piezoelectric materials, florescent and
phosphorous materials

1-f Magnetic materials: Electromagnetic domain theory, Ferromagnetic metals
and alloys, soft and hard magnetic materials, rectangular magnetic
characteristic materials, ferox cube, permittivity, hysterisis loop effect of
air gap on hysterisis loop, B-H curve, saturation, resonance and corrosive
force, ac magnetic striction characteristics, ac power loss in electrical grade
sheet steal,

1-g Insulating materials: Cellulose, plastic glass, ceramic, liquids, compounds,
siliconics, inert gasses, permittivity, DI-electric strength and power factor,
FeO2 ferrite, dielectric amplifiers

2 Components: Resistors, capacitors, inductors, choke transformers,
permanent magnets, electromagnets, switches, connectors, relay, zener,
SCR, ICs, vacuum tubes gas tubes, transistors, dry cell, strong batteries
(accumulators), photo transistors, LED, LCD, thermocouples, RTD For
above components specifications, BSS, ICI, JSS, AGA, DEF.

3 Fabrication technology and testing: Fabrication technologies for PCBs,
single sided, double sided, multi-layer and flexible, etc. PTH technologies
screen printing and photographic methods,

1 2D-Coordinate Geometry: distance formula, section formula Straight lineequations
in various forms, angle between two straight lines, parallel and
perpendicular lines.

2 Circle: Equation of a circle with given center and radius; general equation
of a circle, equations of chord and tangent, normal to a circle.

3 Functions: Definition and idea of a function; value of a function, different
types of functions, method of finding limits Limit and continuity.

4 Differential calculus: Introduction to differentiation, Differentiation of sum,
product, quotient, and that of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and
inverse trigonometric functions; Differentiation of a function of a function,
logarithmic differentiation, differentiation of parametric functions,
differentiation of implicit function successive differentiation

5 Applications of differentiation: geometrical meaning of derivative, maxima
and minima of a function and its applications

1 Negotiating meaning in verbal transaction within the academic context:
judging stresses in Pronunciation, comprehending importance of
intonation, listening for essential message, stress signals, intonation
conventions in speech, note taking conventions.

2 Reading and analyzing scientific writing: Gleaning and collating
information, analyzing meaning of compound words, understanding
importance of qualifiers and modifiers, reading for global comprehension.

3 Writing in academic generes: understanding meaning changes due to
collocation, using discourse markers, drawing essence of textual matter,
preparing flowcharts of processes, describing a product, explaining
concepts deductively and inductively, defining briefly and in detail,
collocation correctness, sentence synthesis, use of participles, paragraph
cohesion, rhetorical devices.

4 Communicating orally in the academic setting: formality enacting
academic roles in various contexts, interjecting, suggesting, seeking
clarification, explaining experiments, giving vote of thanks, introducing

5 Communicating orally in the professional context with colleagues,
superiors, clients: discussing a problem to seek solution, seeking
clarification, giving instructions, identifying audience needs and
concerns, describing a process/product with visual aids, explaining uses of
equipment and software intensifiers, audience consciousness, sentence
intonation, conversation techniques.

6 Reading technical texts and writing professional English: using nominal
compounds, choosing appropriate writing aids, examining texts for
wordiness, writing enquiries, responding to enquiries noun phrases,
modifiers, parallelism, appositives, formatting conventions and
effectiveness in business communication.
Effective oracy in communicating with executives, engineers, financiers etc
in electronic industry: using facts to justify opinion, verbalizing
problems and seeking advice, suggesting alternative methods of
handling tasks, responding to business related oral communication (face to
face and telephonically), reporting difficulties on the shopfloor, describing
uses of programmes or device, practicing sales presentations, practicing
interview responses.

8 Communicating effectively in the electronic field for business and official
matters: conveying information by memorandum, drafting brochure and
user manual, designing project report outline, drafting sales letters,
drafting repair estimates, seeking bank loan, applying for employment

explanation of Joule's law, the expression for the amount of heat generated
in the conductor theoretically, construction of Joule's calorimeter,
determination of 'J' by electrical method, expression for electric power,
relation between k. W. h. and joule, expression for energy consumed in k.
W. h.

2 THERMO-ELECTRICITY: Seebeck effect, thermo e. m. f., and thermo
electric current, construction and working of thermo-electric thermometer,
Peltier effect, law of intermediate metals, law of intermediate temperature.

3 ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION: Definition of electromagnetic
induction, Faraday's laws of electromagnetic induction, Lenz's law, self
induction and definition of 1 Henry, mutual induction and hence definition
of 1 Henry

4 SEMICONDUCTORS: Conduction band, Valance band, Distinguish
between conductors, semiconductors and insulators on the basis of band
theory, effect of temperature on the conductivity of semiconductors,
negative temperature coefficient, different types of semiconductors, Need
of adding an impurity in intrinsic semiconductors, examples of trivalent
impurity / acceptor impurity, formation of P-type semiconductors,
examples of heptavalent impurity / donor impurity, formation of N-type
semiconductors. The formation of P-N junction, depletion region, barrier

5 HEAT: Temperature scales, Boyle's law, Gay Lussac's law, Charle's law,
General gas equation using gas laws, absolute zero temperature, absolute
scale / Kelvin scale of temperature, expression for work done in expanding
a gas at constant pressure, specific heat of gas, specific heat of gas at
constant volume, specific heat of gas at constant pressure, Isothermal and
adiabatic expansion of gas.

6 HEAT TRANSFER: Different modes of heat transfer, transfer of heat by
conduction, steady state of body, thermal conductivity, coefficient of
thermal conductivity, temperature gradient, Searle's method to determine
thermal conductivity of a good conductor, Lee's method to determine
thermal conductivity of bad conductor, applications of thermal
conductivity, Newton's law of cooling.

7 SOUND: Wave motion, progressive wave, stationary wave, free
oscillations, resonance, vibrations of air column in a tube close at one end,
velocity of sound using resonance tube

8 ACOUSTICS AND ULTRASONICS: Reflection of sound, Echo,
reverberation, conditions for good acoustics, the factors to be considered in
acoustic planning of building, ultrasonic, production of ultrasonic waves,
uses of ultrasonic waves

9 OPTICS: Refraction of light, laws of refraction, refractive index of
medium, refraction through prism, angle of minimum deviation, prism
formula, Dispersion, dispersive power, expression for dispersive power,
chromatic aberration, Interference of light, constructive interference,
destructive interference, the conditions for steady interference pattern,
diffraction of light, X- ray: Production if X-rays, Applications of X-rays.

10 THEORY OF MAGNETISM: Different types of substances on the basis of
their magnetic behavior, properties of diamagnetic substance, properties of
paramagnetic substance, properties of ferromagnetic substance, Magnetic

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Work placements: Provides Internships

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