Object Oriented Analysis and Design

By Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Prof. Ansuman Banerjee, Prof. Kausik Datta   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 4067
The complexity of software systems is ever on the rise – more complex problem domains being attempted (complex embedded systems), ever growing number of developers engaged in increasingly intricate development processes to turnaround in shorter and shorter time, flexibility of software and models of implementation being stretched to the limit with XaaS, platforms getting challenging with widely expanding distribution, cloud computation etc. Hence the analysis and design of software require well-organized and structured approaches to manage the challenges of complexity – even more than ever before. 

Over the past two decades, methods of Object-Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming have proved to be effective solutions in handling the inherent complexity of software design, development, testing and maintenance. Concepts of OOAD like Abstraction, Encapsulation, Modularity, Hierarchy, Object, State, Behavior, Identity, Class, Operation, Interface, Inheritance, Association, Aggregation, Decomposition, Use-case, etc. have become the lingua franca for the software developers; ubiquitous notation of UML (Unified Modeling Language) has firmly established itself as the vehicular language for design; and many object-based as well as object-oriented languages have become available and have been widely adopted (based on TIOBE Index for May 2019) – Java (16%), C++ (8%), Python (8%), VB / VB.NET (5.5%), C# (4%), Perl (1.5%), Ruby (1.5%), Objective-C (1.5%), Delphi/Object Pascal (1.5%), D (1%) – to name a few. Even out of C (14%) developers, a large section today adheres to OOAD / OOP principles in design and disciplined modular implementation. 

The present course introduces OOAD grounds up – starting with breaking down the root causes of inherent software complexity. After an in-depth exposure to Object Models, Classes and their interactions, the course takes a thorough tour of the diagrams of UML 2.0. Several systems examples help students understand the concept and tutorials offer quick practice. The course ends with a brief discourse on OOP in C++. 

While this course can be followed independently (with some programming background), it would help in practicing OOP in C++ or Java. Hence this course is advised in conjunction with a course on C++ / Java.


1. Basic Knowledge of Programming & Data Structure 
2. Experience of Programming Projects would help; but is not mandatory 
3. Attending a course on C++ with this course will help

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Object-Oriented Analysis and Design is at the core of software development processes. Hence all software development companies have a need for the same. These include – Microsoft, Samsung, Xerox, Yahoo, Google, IBM, TCS, Infosys, Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 06 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Software Complexity: Understanding the challenges OOAD can address
Week 2: Object Model: Defining the primitives of the OO paradigm
Week 3: Classes and Objects: Bringing in the broader perspectives
Week 4: Classes and Objects: Identification approaches using OOAD
Week 5: Unified Modeling Language
Week 6: Unified Modeling Language
Week 7: Unified Modeling Language
Week 8: OOAD Case Studies: Applying OOAD in different contexts

Books and references

Text Books / Basic Material
  1. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications, Third Edition by Grady Booch, Robert A. Maksimchuk, Michael W. Engle, Bobbi J. Young, Jim Conallen, and Kelli Houston, 2007. This book will be followed in the course. 
  2. Learning UML 2.0 by Russ Miles & Kim Hamilton (O’Reilly), 2006 
  3. Presentations used in the Course

Reference Material 
  1. Object Management Group (OMG): http://www.omg.org/. This is the official Site for UML. 
  2. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software with Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides, 2003

Instructor bio

Prof. Partha Pratim Das

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Partha Pratim Das received his BTech, MTech and PhD degrees in 1984, 1985 and 1988 respectively from IIT Kharagpur. He served as a faculty in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur from 1988 to 1998. In 1998, he joined Alumnus Software Ltd as a Business Development Manager. From 2001 to 2011, he worked for Interra Systems, Inc. as a Senior Director and headed its Kolkata Center. In 2011, he joined back to Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur as Professor. Dr. Das has also served as a Visiting Professor with Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University from 2003 to 2013.

Dr. Das is currently the Head of Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, the Professor-inCharge of the upcoming Research Park of IIT Kharagpur at Rajarhat, Kolkata, and the Joint Principal Investigator of National Digital Library of India project of MHRD.

Dr. Das has taught several courses in Computer Science including Software Engineering, Object-Oriented Systems, Programming and Data Structure, Compiler Design, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Information System Design, Database Management Systems, Computational Geometry, Principles of Programming Languages, Embedded Systems, and Image Processing. Jointly with 2 others, he has also offered a course on Introduction to Design of Algorithms under the T10KT program of NME-ICT, MHRD (https://www.facebook.com/t10kt.algorithms/) to nearly 7000 teachers. Further, Dr. Das has been offering Programming in C++ and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in NPTEL-NOC. Both courses are regularly attended by thousands of students.

Dr. Das has published over 40 technical papers in international journals in areas of Digital Geometry, Image Processing, Parallel Computing and Knowledge-based Systems. In 2013 he has co-authored a research monograph titled Digital Geometry in Image Processing (CRC Press). His current interests include Human-Computer Interactions, Computer Analysis of Indian Classical Dance, Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design, Software Engineering, Compiler Technology, and Technology Enabled Learning. Dr. Das is a member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI).  

Prof. Ansuman Banerjee

Ansuman Banerjee is currently an Associate Professor at the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. He received his B.E. from Jadavpur University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur -- all in Computer Science. Prior to joining Indian Statistical Institute, he spent about 3 years with the EDA industry and a brief stint at the National University of Singapore as a research fellow. His research interests include design automation for embedded systems, hardware / software coverification, VLSI CAD, and algorithmic methods for digital microfluidics

Prof. Kausik Datta

Kausik Datta has over 23 years of experience in engineering and management at the EDA industry. Currently he is working as Principal Engineer and Manager at Mentor Graphics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata and leading the Front-end Analyzer Group. Prior to working with Mentor Kausik had worked with Interra Systems, Delsoft and Siemens on software development in EDA and Telecom domain. Kausik received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, and his M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 18 December,2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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 Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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