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Course Detail

Course Name Information Systems
Course Code CSA 100
Program BSc. in Biotechnology, BSc. in Microbiology
Semester Two
Credits Three
Year Taught 2019


Fundamentals of IT – introduction to the internet and the world wide web (WWW) Information technology – an overview of what it is and what are its applications. Computer system types, components, digital signals, microprocessors, input/output devices, storage devices etc. Introduction to software – operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Foundations of modern networks – overview of different architectures and protocols . Multimedia. IT applications in biology and biotechnology, Introduction to supercomputing, Basic operations in Spreadsheets like summing, averaging, graphs and visualizations. Making graphs and plots for scientific data, Fundamentals of programming.

Text Books

  1. Norton, Peter, “Introduction to Computers, Mc-Graw-Hill, 6/e.
  2. Raja Raman, Fundamentals of Computers, Prentice Hall of India.


  1. Govindarulu, IBM PC and Clones, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2002

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