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Course Detail

Course Name Data Communication and Networks
Course Code 15ECE311
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Data Communication Concepts – Networks and open system standards – OSI reference model – Network layered architecture – Network topologies and the physical layer – Bus/Tree topology – ring topology, star topology – Transmission media and technologies.

Unit 2

Protocol concepts – MAC layer – LAN and standards – MAN – WAN – Network routing – Public data networks – Circuit-switched data network – Packet-switched data network – Internet protocol – ISDN.

Unit 3

Network Interconnections – LAN-to-LAN connections – LAN-to-Host connections – Repeaters – Bridges – Routers and Gateways – Interconnection utilities – Electronic mail – VoIP – DNS – HTTP – Networks management- WLAN.

Text Books

  1. James Kurose and Keith Ross, “Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach”, 5th/6th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2010.


  1. Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, “Computer Networks – A Systems Approach”, Morgan Kaufmann, Fifth edition, 2011.
  2. Andrew. S. Tannenbaum, DavidJ.Whetheral, “Computer Networks”, Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition, 2010.

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