5th semester syllabus for Instrumentation and control Engg-regulation 2008


                                 B.E  INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING





IC2301                         ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEM                           3 1 0 4


To  gain knowledge in state variable analysis, non-linear systems and optimal control.

i           To study the state variable analysis
ii          To provide adequate knowledge in the phase plane analysis.
iii         To give a basic knowledge in describing function analysis.
iv         To analyze the stability of the systems using different techniques.
v          To study the design of optimal controller.

1.         STATE VARIABLE ANALYSIS                                                                        9
Concept of state – State Variable and State Model – State models for linear and continuous time systems – Solution of state and output equation – controllability and observability - Pole Placement – State observer Design of Control Systems with observers.

2.         PHASE PLANE ANALYSIS                                                                                
Features of linear and non-linear systems - Common physical non-linearities – Methods of linearising  non-linear systems - Concept of phase portraits – Singular points – Limit cycles – Construction of phase portraits – Phase plane analysis of linear and non-linear systems – Isocline method.

3.         DESCRIBING FUNCTION ANALYSIS                                                            9
Basic concepts, derivation of describing functions for common non-linearities – Describing function analysis of non-linear systems – Conditions for stability – Stability of oscillations.

4.         STABILITY ANALYSIS                                                                                      9
Introduction – Liapunov’s stability  concept – Liapunov’s direct method – Lure’s transformation – Aizerman’s and Kalman’s conjecture – Popov’s criterion – Circle criterion.

5.         OPTIMAL CONTROL                                                                                         9                                                                                                                        Introduction -Decoupling   - Time varying optimal control – LQR steady state optimal control – Optimal estimation – Multivariable control design.
L  = 45   T = 15  Total = 60.

1.        I.J. Nagrath and M. Gopal, ‘Control Systems Engineering’, New Age International Publishers, 2003.
2.        Ashish Tewari, ‘Modern control Design with Matlab and Simulink’, John Wiley, New Delhi, 2002.


1.      George J. Thaler, ‘Automatic Control Systems’, Jaico Publishers, 1993.
2.      M.Gopal, Modern control system theory, New Age International Publishers, 2002.
3.                  Gene F. Franklin, J. David Powell and Abbasemami-Naeini, “ Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems”, Fourth edition, Pearson Education, Low  price edition.

 IC2302 POWER ELECTRONICS                                                                               3 0 0 3
Learning how to apply the electronic devices for conversion, control and conditioning of electronic power.
  • To get an overview of different types of power semi-conductor devices and their switching characteristics.
  • To understand the operation, characteristics and performance parameters of controlled rectifiers.
  • To study the operation, switching techniques and basic topologics of DC-DC switching regulators.
  • To learn the different modulation techniques of pulse width modulated inverters and to understand the harmonic reduction methods.
  • To study the operation of AC voltage controller and Matrix converters.
  • To study  simple applications
1.                  POWER SEMI-CONDUCTOR DEVICES                                                        9
Study of switching devices, - Frame, Driver and snubber circuit of SCR, TRIAC, IGBT,  MOSFET,- Turn-on and turn-off characteristics, switching losses, Communication circuits for SCR,

2.         PHASE-CONTROLLED CONVERTERS                                                        9
2-pulse, 3-pulse and 6-pulse converters – Effect of source inductance – performance parameters – Reactive power control of cnverters – Dual converters  -  Battery charger.

3.         DC TO DC CONVERTER                                                                                    9
Step-down and step-up chopper - Time ratio control and current limit control –  Buck, boost, buck-boost   converter,  concept  of Resonant switching - SMPS.

4.         INVERTERS                                                                                                         9
Single phase and three phase (both 1200 mode and 1800 mode) inverters - PWM techniques: Sinusoidal PWM, modified sinusoidal PWM -  multiple PWM – Introduction to space vector  modulations  - Voltage and harmonic control - Series resonant inverter - Current source inverter - Induction Heating.

5.        AC TO AC CONVERTERS                                                                                  9
Single – phase AC voltage controllers – Multistage sequence control  - single and three  phase cycloconverters – Integral cycle control for Temperature control – Powerfactor control – Matrix converters.
1.         M.H. Rashid, ‘Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices and Applications’,
             Pearson Education, PHI Third edition,  New Delhi 2004.
2.       Philip T.Krein, “Elements of Power Electronics” Oxford University Press, 2004 Edition.  


1.                  Ashfaq Ahmed Power Electronics for Technology Pearson Education, Indian reprint, 2003.

2.         P.S.Bimbra “Power Electronics” Khanna Publishers, third Edition 2003.

3.         Ned Mohan, Tore.M.Undeland, William.P.Robbins, ‘Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design’, John Wiley and sons, third edition, 2003.

 IC2303                                INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION – I                        3 0 0 3

            To equip the students with relevant knowledge to suit the industrial requirements.

            To provide sound knowledge about various techniques used for the measurement
            of industrial parameters.
i.                    Discussion of load cells, torque meter and various velocity pick-ups.
ii.                  Exposure to various accelerometer pick-ups, vibrometers, density and viscosity pick-ups.
iii.                To have an adequate knowledge about pressure transducers.
iv.                To have an idea about the temperature standards, calibration and signal conditioning used in RTD’s.
v.                  To have a sound knowledge about thermocouples and pyrometry techniques.

 1. MEASUREMENT OF FORCE, TORQUE AND VELOCITY                                 9
Electric balance – Different types of load cells – Hydraulic, pneumatic strain gauge- Magneto elastic and Piezo electric load cell – Different methods of torque measurements: strain gauge-Relative angular twist-Speed measurement:-Capacitive tacho-Dragcup type tacho-D.C and A.C tachogenerators – Stroboscope.
Accelerometers:- LVDT, Piezo-electric, Strain gauge and Variable reluctance type accelerometer – Mechanical type vibration instruments – Seismic instruments as an accelerometer – Vibrometers : Calibration of vibration pickups – Units of density and specific gravity  – Baume scale, and API scale- Pressure head type densitometers- Float type densitometers – Ultrasonic densitometer- Bridge type gas densitometer.      
 3. PRESSURE MEASUREMENT                                                                                   9
Units of pressure-Manometers-Different types –Elastic type pressure gauges: Bourdon tube, bellows and diaphragms-Electrical methods: Elastic elements with LVDT and strain gauges –Capacitive type pressure gauge –Piezo-resistive pressure sensor-Resonator pressure sensor-Measurement of vacuum:-McLeod gauge-Thermal conductivity gauges-Ionization gauges:– Cold cathode type and hot cathode type-Testing and calibration of pressure gauges-Dead weight tester.
 4. Temperature Measurement                                                                         9
Definitions and standards-Primary and secondary fixed points –Calibration of thermometers - Different types of filled in system thermometer-Sources of errors in filled in systems and their compensation-Bimetallic thermometers – Electrical methods of temperature measurement-Signal conditioning of industrial RTDs and their characteristics-3 lead and 4 lead RTDs - Thermistors.
 5. THERMOCOUPLES AND RADIATION PYROMETERS                                     9                                                     
Thermocouples-Laws of thermocouple –Fabrication of industrial thermocouples –Signal conditioning of thermocouple output-Isothermal block reference junctions – Commercial circuits for cold junction compensation-Response of thermocouple –Special techniques for measuring high temperature using thermocouples – Radiation fundamentals- Radiation methods of temperature measurement –- Total radiation pyrometers-Optical pyrometers-Two colour radiation pyrometers – Fiber optic temperature measurement.
1. Doebelin, E.O., “Measurement systems Application and Design”, International Student Edition, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill Book Company,2004.
2. Jone’s Instrument Technology, Vol.2, Butterworth-Heinemann, International Edition, 2003.
3. A.K. Sawhney, ‘A course in Electrical & Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation’, Dhanpath Rai & Co (P) Ltd, 2004.
1. Liptak, B.G., “Instrumentation Engineers Handbook (Measurement)”, CRC Press, 2005
2. Patranabis,D., “Principles of Industrial Instrumentation”, 2nd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi, 1999.
3. Holman,P., “Experimental methods for Engineers”, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill Book Company, 2000.
4. Nakra, B.C., and Chaudry, K.K., “Instrumentation measurement and Analysis”, TataMcGraw Hill publishing Company Limited, 2004.

 EC2312                                      DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING                                   3 1 0 4

To introduce the concept of analyzing discrete time signals & systems in the time and frequency domain.

  • To classify signals and systems & their mathematical representation.
  • To analyse the discrete time systems.
  • To study various transformation techniques & their computation.
  • To study about filters and their design for digital implementation.
  • To study about a programmable digital signal processor & quantization effects.

1. INTRODUCTION                                                                                                           9
Classification of systems: Continuous, discrete, linear, causal, stable, dynamic, recursive, time variance; classification of signals: continuous and discrete, energy and power; mathematical representation of signals; spectral density; sampling techniques, quantization, quantization error, Nyquist rate, aliasing effect. Digital signal representation.

2.  DISCRETE TIME SYSTEM ANALYSIS                                                                     9
Z-transform and its properties, inverse z-transforms; difference equation – Solution by   z-transform, application to discrete systems - Stability analysis, frequency response – Convolution – Fourier transform of discrete sequence – Discrete Fourier series.

3. DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORM & COMPUTATION                                        9
DFT properties, magnitude and phase representation - Computation of DFT using FFT algorithm – DIT & DIF - FFT using radix 2 – Butterfly structure.

4. DESIGN OF DIGITAL FILTERS                                                                                   9
FIR & IIR filter realization – Parallel & cascade forms. FIR design: Windowing Techniques – Need and choice of windows – Linear phase characteristics. IIR design: Analog filter design - Butterworth and Chebyshev approximations; digital design using impulse invariant and bilinear transformation - Warping, prewarping - Frequency transformation.

5. DIGIRAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS                                                                               9
Introduction – Architecture – Features – Addressing Formats – Functional modes - Introduction to Commercial Processor
1. J.G. Proakis and D.G. Manolakis, ‘Digital Signal Processing Principles, Algorithms and  Applications’, Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2003 / PHI.
2. S.K. Mitra, ‘Digital Signal Processing – A Computer Based Approach’, Tata McGraw Hill, New  Delhi, 2001.
1.  Alan V. Oppenheim, Ronald W. Schafer and John R. Buck, ‘Discrete – Time Signal  Processing’,  Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2003.
2.  Emmanuel C Ifeachor and Barrie W Jervis ,”Digital Signal Processing – A Practical approach”   Pearson Education, Second edition, 2002.
3.  Steven W. Smith, “The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing”, Second   Edition, California Technical Publishing San Diego, California. (www.DSPguide.com)
4. B. Venkataramani, M. Bhaskar, ‘Digital Signal Processors, Architecture, Programming
    and Applications’, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2003.
 EC2311                       MICROPROCESSORS AND MICRO CONTROLLER          3 0 0 3
To introduce Microprocessor Intel 8085 and 8086 and the Micro Controller 8051
i.                    To study the Architecture of 8085 & 8086, 8051
ii.                  To study the addressing modes & instruction set of 8085 & 8051.
iii.                To introduce the need & use of Interrupt structure 8085 & 8051.
iv.                To develop skill in simple program writing for 8051 & 8085 and applications
v.                  To introduce commonly used peripheral / interfacing ICs
 1.          8085  and 8086 PROCESSOR             9                                                                        
Hardware Architecture pintouts - Signals – Memory interfacing – I/O ports and data transfer concepts – Timing Diagram – Interrupt structure.

2.   PROGRAMMING OF 8085 PROCESSOR               

Instruction format and addressing modes – Assembly language format – Data transfer, data manipulation & control instructions – Programming:  Loop structure with counting & Indexing - Look up table - Subroutine instructions  -  stack

3.          PERIPHERAL INTERFACING           9                                                                       

Study of Architecture and programming of ICs: 8255 PPI, 8259 PIC, 8251 USART, 8279 Key board display controller and 8253 Timer/ Counter – Interfacing with 8085 - A/D and D/A converter interfacing.

4.          8051 MICRO CONTROLLER                    9                                                                

Functional block diagram - Instruction format and addressing modes –  Timing Diagram Interrupt structure – Timer –I/O ports – Serial communication.


Data Transfer, Manipulation, Control & I/O instructions – Simple programming exercises key board and display interface – Closed loop control of servo motor- stepper motor control  - Washing Machine Control.

L = 45   T = 15   Total = 60


1.  “Microprocessor and Microcontrollers”, Krishna Kant Eastern Company Edition, Prentice – Hall of India, New Delhi , 2007.

 2. Muhammad Ali Mazidi & Janice Gilli Mazidi,  R.D.Kinely ‘The 8051 Micro Controller and   Embedded Systems’,  PHI Pearson Education, 5th Indian reprint, 2003.


1.    R.S. Gaonkar, ‘Microprocessor Architecture Programming and Application’, Wiley   Eastern Ltd., New Delhi.

2.  The 8088 & 8086 Microprocessors , Walter A Tribal & Avtar Singh, Pearson, 2007, Fourth Edition.

 EI2354                          BIO–MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION                                 3 0 0 3

The course is designed to make the student acquire an adequate knowledge of the physiological systems of the human body and relate them to the parameters that have clinical importance.  The fundamental principles of equipment that are actually in use at the present day are introduced.

i.                    To provide an acquaintance of the physiology of the heart, lung, blood circulation and circulation respiration.  Biomedical applications of different transducers used.

ii.                  To introduce the student to the various sensing and measurement devices of electrical origin. To provide awareness of electrical safety of medical equipments

iii.                To provide the latest ideas on devices of non-electrical devices.

iv.                To bring out the important and modern methods of imaging techniques.

v.                  To provide latest knowledge of medical assistance / techniques and therapeutic equipments.

1.         PHYSIOLOGY AND TRANSDUCERS                                                                         9

Cell and its structure – Resting and Action Potential – Nervous system: Functional organisation of the nervous system – Structure of nervous system, neurons - synapse –transmitters and neural communication – Cardiovascular system – respiratory system – Basic components of a biomedical system - Transducers – selection criteria – Piezo electric, ultrasonic transducers - Temperature measurements - Fibre optic temperature sensors.

2.         ELECTRO – PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS                                              10

Electrodes –Limb electrodes –floating electrodes – pregelled disposable electrodes - Micro, needle and surface electrodes – Amplifiers: Preamplifiers, differential amplifiers, chopper amplifiers – Isolation amplifier.
ECG – EEG – EMG – ERG – Lead systems and recording methods – Typical waveforms.
Electrical safety in medical environment: shock hazards – leakage current-Instruments for checking safety parameters of biomedical equipments

3.         NON-ELECTRICAL PARAMETER MEASUREMENTS                            8

Measurement of blood pressure – Cardiac output – Heart rate – Heart sound –Pulmonary function measurements – spirometer – Photo Plethysmography, Body Plethysmography – Blood Gas analysers : pH of blood –measurement of blood pCO2, pO2, finger-tip oxymeter - ESR, GSR measurements .
 4.     MEDICAL IMAGING                                                                                           9
Radio graphic and fluoroscopic techniques – Computer tomography – MRI – Ultrasonography – Endoscopy – Gamma camera – Thermography – Different types of biotelemetry systems and patient monitoring – Introduction to Biometric systems

5.         ASSISTING AND THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENTS                                       9
Pacemakers – Defibrillators – Ventilators – Nerve and muscle stimulators – Diathermy – Heart – Lung machine – Audio meters – Dialysers – Lithotripsy

1.         R.S.Khandpur, ‘Hand Book of Bio-Medical instrumentation’, McGraw Hill Publishing Co Ltd., 2003.
2.         Leslie Cromwell, Fred J.Weibell, Erich A.Pfeiffer, ‘Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Measurements’, II edition, Pearson Education, 2002 .


1.                  M.Arumugam, ‘Bio-Medical Instrumentation’, Anuradha Agencies, 2003.
2.                  L.A. Geddes and L.E.Baker,  ‘Principles of Applied Bio-Medical Instrumentation’, John Wiley & Sons, 1975.
3.                  J.Webster, ‘Medical Instrumentation’, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
4.                  C.Rajarao and S.K. Guha, ‘Principles of Medical Electronics and Bio-medical Instrumentation’, Universities press (India) Ltd, Orient Longman ltd, 2000.


List of experiments with objective and exercise:

To understand programming using instruction sets of processors and microcontroller.

8-bit Microprocessor
  1. Simple arithmetic operations:
    • Multi precision addition / subtraction / multiplication / division.

  1. Programming with control instructions:
    • Increment / Decrement.
    • Ascending / Descending order.
    • Maximum / Minimum of numbers.
    • Rotate instructions.
    • Hex / ASCII / BCD code conversions.

  1. Peripheral Interface Experiments:
    • Simple experiments using 8251, 8279, 8254, 8259, 8255.
 4.Interface Experiments:
    • A/D Interfacing.
    • D/A Interfacing.
    • Traffic light controller.

  1. Programming practice on assembler and simulator tools. 

8-bit Micro controller
  1. Demonstration of basic instructions with 8051 Micro controller execution, including:
    • Conditional jumps, looping
    • Calling subroutines.
    • Stack parameter testing

  1. Parallel port programming with 8051 using port 1 facility:
    • Stepper motor
    •  D / A converter.

  1. Programming Exercise on
·                                         RAM direct addressing
·                                         Bit addressing
  1. Programming practice using simulation tools and C - compiler
    • Initialize timer
    • Enable interrupts.

  1. Study of micro controllers with flash memory.
P = 45   Total = 45


Detailed Syllabus

8-bit Microprocessor
1.   Simple arithmetic operations
    1. Multi precision addition / subtraction / multiplication / division.
To perform simple arithmetic operations using assembly language program.

1.       Write an assembly language program using 8085 instructions set to perform the following arithmetic operations
1.                  Addition of two 8 bit numbers
2.                  Subtraction of two 8 bit numbers
3.                  Multiplication of two 8 bit numbers
4.                  Division of two 8 bit numbers

2.   Programming with control instructions
                                            i.              Increment / Decrement.
                                          ii.              Ascending / Descending order.
                                        iii.              Maximum / Minimum of numbers.
                                        iv.              Rotate instructions.
                                          v.              Hex / ASCII / BCD code conversions.

To write an assembly language program using the control instructions
1.       Using the control instructions of 8085 microprocessor write assembly language programs to perform the following
1.                  Arrange the given array of data in ascending and descending  order
2.                  Find the maximum and minimum number in a group of data given.
3.                    Conversion of the following
1.                  ASCII to HEX code
2.                  Conversion of HEX to ASCII code
3.                  Conversion of BCD to HEX
4.                  Conversion of HEX to BCD   

3          Peripheral Interface Experiments:
                     i.      Simple experiments using 8251, 8279, 8254, 8259, 8255.

4          Interface Experiments:
·                                     A/D Interfacing.
·                                     D/A Interfacing.
·                                     Traffic light controller.

To write an assembly language program to convert Analog input to Digital output and Digital input to Analog output.

1.      Write an assembly language program (using 8085) to convert Analog input to Digital output
2.      Write an assembly language programs to convert digital input into analog signal of following type.
·          Square wave
·          Triangular wave
·          Sawtooth wave

5.         Programming practice on assembler and simulator tools. 

8-bit Micro controller

6.         Demonstration of basic instructions with 8051 Micro controller execution, including:
·                    Conditional jumps, looping
·                    Calling subroutines.
·                    Stack parameter testing
To demonstrate use of control logic instructors.

1.       To write programs which can include instruction sets for jump, loop, cell, return, stack.
2.       To observe the change in status registers and various relevant registers.

7          Parallel port programming with 8051 using port 1 facility:
·        Stepper motor
·         D / A converter.
            To demonstrate the access of parallel port.
1.       To develop command words on choice of port, addressing of port pins.
2.       To vary timing cycle of speed of motor, direction of motor.
3.       To demonstrate generation of sine wave saw tooth, triangular wave of various frequency, amplitude.

8     Programming Exercise on
·        RAM direct addressing
·        Bit addressing

            To write the program to check the content of memory locations using READ /
            WRITE instructions using different addressing modes.

To READ / WRITE the content of RAM registers, bits and the RAM from location 1 to N and check the display with say LEDs.

9          Programming practice using simulation tools and C – compiler
·          Initialize timer
·          Enable interrupts.
            To use the facility of popular Micro controller programming tools like KEIL or 
            RIDE software.

1.                  To study the initializing of timer interrupt with context saving like increasing or decreasing the counter count.
2.                  To demonstrate use of instruction like cjne, djnz, jb etc.

10        Study of micro controllers with flash memory.

            To familiarize of loading and executing on flash memory.

1.                  To write the program to generate sine wave, square wave etc.
2.                  To vary the frequency, amplitude of the signal.

IC2304                                   CONTROL SYSTEM LABORATORY                                        0 0 3 2

1.      Determination of transfer function of DC Servomotor

2.      Determination of transfer function of AC Servomotor.

3.      Analog simulation of Type - 0  and Type – 1 systems

4.      Determination of transfer function of  DC Generator

5.      Determination of transfer function of  DC Motor

6.      Stability analysis of linear systems

7.      DC and AC position control systems

8.      Stepper motor control system

9.      Digital simulation of  first  systems

10.  Digital simulation of  second  systems

P = 45   Total = 45
Detailed Syllabus

1.            Determination of Transfer Function Parameters of a DC Servo Motor

To derive the transfer function of the given D.C Servomotor and experimentally determine the transfer function parameters


1.     Derive the transfer function from basic principles for a separately excited DC motor.

2.     Determine the armature and field parameters by conducting suitable experiments.

3.     Determine the mechanical parameter by conducting suitable experiments.

4.  Plot the frequency response.

            1.DC servo motor                                   : field separately excited – loading facility
                                                                 – variable voltage source   -  1 No
2.         Tachometer                                          : 1 No
3.         Multimeter                                           : 2 Nos
4.         Stop watch                                          : 1 No


2.           Determination of Transfer Function Parameters of AC Servo Motor

To derive the transfer function of the given A.C Servo Motor and experimentally determine the transfer function parameters

1.                   Derive the transfer function of the AC Servo Motor from basic
2.                   Obtain the D.C gain by operating at rated speed.
3.                   Determine the time constant (mechanical)
4.         Plot the frequency response

            1.         AC Servo Motor                                 : Minimum of 100w – necessary
                                                                                      sources for main winding and
                                                                                      control winding – 1 No
            2.         Tachometer                                         : 1 No
            3.         Stopwatch                                           : 1 No
            4.         Voltmeter                                            : 1 No


3.        Analog Simulation Of Type-0 And Type-1 System

To simulate the time response characteristics of I order and II order, type 0 and type-1 systems.



1.       Obtain the time response characteristics of type – 0 and type-1, I order and II order systems mathematically.
2.       Simulate practically the time response characteristics using analog rigged up modules.
3.    Identify the real time system with similar characteristics.

1.   Rigged up models of type-0 and type-1 system using analog components.
2.   Variable frequency square wave generator and a normal CRO  - 1 No
      DC source and storage Oscilloscope  -  1 No

4.        Determination of Transfer function of DC Generator 

To determine the transfer function of DC generator 



1.   Obtain the transfer function of DC generator by calculating t and gain

1.         DC Generator
2.         Tachometer
3.         Various meters
4.         Stop watch

5.        Determination of Transfer function of DC Motor
To determine the transfer function of DC motor



1.   Obtain the transfer function of DC motor by calculating t and gain

1.         DC Motor
2.         Tachometer
3.         Various meters
4.         Stop watch


6.        Stability Analysis of Linear Systems


            To analyse the stability of linear systems using Bode / Root locus / Nyquist plot

1.      Write a program to obtain the Bode plot / Root locus / Nyquist plot for the given system
2.      Access the stability of the given system using the plots obtained
3.   Compare the usage of various plots in assessing stability


            1.  System with MATLAB / MATHCAD / equivalent software  - 3 user license

7.         DC and AC position Control system
To study the AC and DC position control system and draw the error characteristics between setpoint and error.


1. To study various positions and calculate the error between setpoint and output. position

2. To measure outputs at various points (between stages)


            1.         AC and DC position control kit with DC servo motor.
            2.         Power transistor
            3.         Adder

8.         Stepper Motor Control System
To study the working of stepper motor 


            1.  To verify the working of the stepper motor rotation using microprocessor.



            1.  Stepping motor 
            2.  Microprocessor kit
            3.  Interfacing card
            4.  Power supply


9.        Digital Simulation of First order System

To digitally simulate the time response characteristics of first -order system


1.       Write a program or build the block diagram model using the given
2.    Obtain the impulse, step and sinusoidal response characteristics.
3.    Identify real time systems with similar characteristics.

1.       System with MATLAB / MATHCAD (or) equivalent software  -  minimum 3 user license.

10.        Digital Simulation of Second order Systems

To digitally simulate the time response characteristics of second -order system


1.   Write a program or build the block diagram model using the given
2.    Obtain the impulse, step and sinusoidal response characteristics.
3.     Identify real time systems with similar characteristics.

System with MATLAB / MATHCAD (or) equivalent software  -  minimum 3 user license.



(Fifth / Sixth Semester)
(Common to all branches of B.E / B.Tech Programmes)

                                                                                                                             L  T  P   C
                                                                                                                           0  0  4    2

Globalisation has brought in numerous opportunities for the teeming millions, with more focus on the students’ overall capability apart from academic competence. Many students, particularly those from non-English medium schools, find that they are not preferred due to their inadequacy of communication skills and soft skills, despite possessing sound knowledge in their subject area along with technical capability. Keeping in view their pre-employment needs and career requirements, this course on Communication Skills Laboratory will prepare students to adapt themselves with ease to the industry environment, thus rendering them as prospective assets to industries. The course will equip the students with the necessary communication skills that would go a long way in helping them in their profession.


  • To equip students of engineering and technology with effective speaking and listening skills in English.
  • To help them develop their soft skills and interpersonal skills, which will make the transition from college to workplace smoother and help them excel in their job.
  • To enhance the performance of students at Placement Interviews, Group Discussions and other recruitment exercises.
Text Box: I. PC based session                            (Weightage 40%)                    24 periods

  1. English Language Lab                                                               (18 Periods)

1. Listening Comprehension:                                                                                  (6) 

Listening and typing – Listening and sequencing of sentences – Filling in the blanks -Listening and answering questions.

2. Reading Comprehension:                                                                                    (6)

Filling in the blanks - Close exercises – Vocabulary building - Reading and answering questions.

3. Speaking:                                                                                                              (6)

Phonetics: Intonation – Ear training - Correct Pronunciation – Sound recognition exercises – Common Errors in English.

Conversations: Face to Face Conversation – Telephone conversation – Role play activities (Students take on roles and engage in conversation)

 B. Viewing and discussing audio-visual materials                                 (6 periods)  
 (Samples are available to learn and practice)
1.        Resume / Report Preparation / Letter Writing                                            (1)
Structuring the resume / report - Letter writing / Email Communication - Samples.

2.        Presentation skills:                                                                                        (1)
Elements of effective presentation – Structure of presentation - Presentation tools – Voice Modulation – Audience analysis - Body language – Video samples

    3.     Soft Skills:                                                                                                       (2)
      Time management – Articulateness – Assertiveness – Psychometrics –
Innovation and Creativity - Stress Management & Poise - Video Samples

4.        Group Discussion:                                                                                          (1)
Why is GD part of selection process ? - Structure of GD – Moderator – led and other GDs - Strategies in GD – Team work  - Body Language - Mock GD -Video samples

5.        Interview Skills:                                                                                                (1)
Kinds of interviews – Required Key Skills – Corporate culture – Mock interviews-Video samples.

                       II. Practice Session           (Weightage – 60%)                       24 periods


1.            Resume / Report Preparation / Letter writing: Students prepare their    (2)
            own resume and report.
2.            Presentation Skills: Students make presentations on given topics.          (8)
3.            Group Discussion: Students participate in group discussions.                  (6)
4.            Interview Skills: Students participate in Mock  Interviews                          (8)
1.    Anderson, P.V, Technical Communication, Thomson Wadsworth , Sixth
      Edition, New Delhi, 2007.
2.    Prakash, P, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Macmillan India Ltd., Second   
      Edition, New Delhi, 2004.
3.    John Seely, The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking, Oxford University
       Press, New Delhi, 2004.
4.    Evans, D, Decisionmaker, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
5.    Thorpe, E, and Thorpe, S, Objective English, Pearson Education,
      Second Edition, New Delhi, 2007.

6.    Turton, N.D and Heaton, J.B, Dictionary of Common Errors, Addision Wesley
       Longman Ltd., Indian reprint 1998.
      Lab Requirements:
1.    Teacher console and systems for students.
2.    English Language Lab Software
3.    Career Lab Software

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