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The Joy of Computing using Python

ABOUT THE COURSE:

A fun filled whirlwind tour of 30 hrs, covering everything you need to know to fall in love with the most sought after skill of the 21st century. The course brings programming to your desk with anecdotes, analogies and illustrious examples. Turning abstractions to insights and engineering to art, the course focuses primarily to inspire the learner's mind to think logically and arrive at a solution programmatically. As part of the course, you will be learning how to practice and culture the art of programming with Python as a language. At the end of the course, we introduce some of the current advances in computing to motivate the enthusiastic learner to pursue further directions.

PEER INTERACTION:
Please visit www.scilabs.org/jocwiki
The portal is mainly designed for the students to interact with each other and enhance their knowledge. If you have any questions, please ask on this portal.

Important For Certification/Credit Transfer:

Weekly Assignments and Discussion Forum can be accessed ONLY by enrolling here

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Note: Content is Free!

All content including discussion forum and assignments, is free


Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee



INTENDED AUDIENCE: NIL

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core

UG/PG: UG and PG

PREREQUISITES: 10th standard/high school

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Every software company is aware of the potential of a first course in computer science. Especially of a first course in computing, done right.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:


Sudarshan Iyengar has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at IIT Ropar and has been teaching this course for the past 4 years.

COURSE LAYOUT:

  • Motivation for Computing
  • Welcome to Programming!!
  • Variables and Expressions : Design your own calculator
  • Loops and Conditionals : Hopscotch once again
  • Lists, Tuples and Conditionals : Lets go on a trip
  • Abstraction Everywhere : Apps in your phone
  • Counting Candies : Crowd to the rescue
  • Birthday Paradox : Find your twin
  • Google Translate : Speak in any Language
  • Currency Converter : Count your foreign trip expenses
  • Monte Hall : 3 doors and a twist
  • Sorting : Arrange the books
  • Searching : Find in seconds
  • Substitution Cipher : What’s the secret !!
  • Sentiment Analysis : Analyse your Facebook data
  • 20 questions game : I can read your mind
  • Permutations : Jumbled Words
  • Spot the similarities : Dobble game
  • Count the words : Hundreds, Thousands or Millions.
  • Rock, Paper and Scissor : Cheating not allowed !!
  • Lie detector : No lies, only TRUTH
  • Calculation of the Area : Don’t measure.
  • Six degrees of separation : Meet your favourites
  • Image Processing : Fun with images
  • Tic tac toe : Let’s play
  • Snakes and Ladders : Down the memory lane.
  • Recursion : Tower of Hanoi
  • Page Rank : How Google Works !!
ABOUT THE TA'S:

Amit Kumar Verma (mt4descentis@gmail.com)
Simran Setia (simransetia93@gmail.com)
Vidhya Kamakshi (vidhyakamakshi95@gmail.com)
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.