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Course Detail

Course Name Computer Networks
Course Code 19EAC311
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Computer Engineering
Semester 6
Year Taught 2019


Module I

The Internet – Network Edge, Network Core, delay, loss and throughput in Packet Switched Networks, Protocol layers and their service models, Principles of Network Applications: Web and HTTP, File transfer: FTP, Electronic Mail in the Internet, DNS, Peer-to-peer applications.

Module II

OSI Reference Model, Physical Layer – bus, tree, ring, mesh topologies – The Link Layer and Local Area Networks – Introduction and Services, Error detection and correction techniques, Multiple access protocols, link layer addressing, Ethernet, Point-to-point protocol. Network Interconnections – LAN-to-LAN, LAN-to-Host, Repeaters, Bridges, Routers and Gateways.

Module III

Transport Layer – Connection Oriented Transport – TCP, TCP Congestion control. Introduction to Network layer: Virtual circuit and datagram networks, Inside a Router, The Internet Protocol – Forwarding and addressing, Routing algorithms, broadcast and multicast routing.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To lay a solid foundation on the theoretical aspects of communication networks and learning about computer network organization and implementation.
  • To introduce computer communication network design and its operations.
  • To include the following topics: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communication model; error detection and recovery; local area networks; bridges, routers and gateways; network naming and addressing; and local and remote procedures.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Able to understand the fundamental networking principles and protocol concepts.
  • CO2: Able to connect networking principles with the practical network protocols currently used in the Internet.
  • CO3: Able to analyze the performance of network protocols and system architectural design choices.
  • CO4: Able to simulate, implement and monitor the performance of standard networking protocols by a network simulator, socket programming and a packet sniffer, respectively.

CO – PO Mapping

PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1 3 3 3 3
CO2 3 3 3 3
CO3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
CO4 3 3 3 3 3 3

Textbook / References

Textbook / References

  • James Kurose and Keith Ross, “Computer Networking: A Top-down Approach” 5th/6th edition, Addison Wesley 2010.
  • Andrew S Tannenbaum, David J. Whetheral, “Computer Networks”, Prentice Hall, 5th edition, 2010.
  • William Stallings, “Data and Computer Communications”, 7th edition, Pearson Education Asia, 2004.
  • Behrouz Forouzan, “Data Communication and Networking”, Tata McGraw Hill 3rd edition, 2004.
  • Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, “Computer Networks – A Systems Approach”, Morgan Kaufmann, 5th edition, 2011.

Evaluation Pattern 50:50 (Internal: External)

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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