Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

By Prof. Debapriya Das   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 3750
This course is mainly for undergraduate First-Year Engineering students from all Specializations. This course will introduceand explain the fundamental conceptsof basic electrical engineering. The basic concepts of DC and AC ( Single Phase and Three Phase Circuits ) network analysis, first order DC transients, steady state and phasor analysis of AC networks, series and parallel resonance and magnetic coupled circuits. This course will also cover Single Phase Transformers, Three Phase Induction Machines and DC Machines.By the end of the course, the students should be able to gather high-quality knowledge of basic electricalengineering.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :  Power Grid, NTPC, NHEC, DVC and State Electricity Boards. In general,
this basic course  is for all engineering professionals. 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :   Power Grid, NTPC, NHEC, DVC and State Electricity Boards. In general,
this basic course is for all engineering professionals.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 23 Oct 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1 : Basic Concepts  and  Basic  Laws
Week 2 :  Methods of Analysis
Week 3  :  DC Network Theorems
Week 4  :  Capacitors and Inductors and First Order Circuits
Week 5  :  Sinusoidal and Phasors 
Week 6  :  Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis
Week 7  :  AC Circuit Analysis and Network Theorems
Week 8  :  Series and Parallel Resonance and Magnetically Coupled Circuits.
Week 9  :  Three Phase Circuits and Power Measurements
Week 10:  Single Phase Transformers
Week 11:  Three Phase Induction Machines
Week 12:  DC Machines

Books and references

1.Fundamentals of Electric Circuits— C.K. Alexander and M.N.O. Sadiku ( TATA McGraw-Hill ) 
2.Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications- Allan R. Hambley ( Pearson Education ) 
3.Electric Machines- Charles I. Hubert ( Pearson education ) 
4.Electrical Machines- M.V. Deshpande ( Wheeler Publishing ) Engineering Circuit Analysis- W.H.Hayt and J.E. Kemmerly ( McGraw-Hill )

Instructor bio

Prof. Debapriya Das

IIT Kharagpur
Debapriya Das obtained his B.E. degree from Calcutta University ( B.E. College ( Presently known as IIEST ), Shibpur, Howrah, WB ), M.Tech. from I.I.T. Kharagpur and Ph.D. from I.I.T., Delhi. He has nearly thirty years of experience in teaching and research. For more information, one can visit my I.I.T KGP website. One can also visit the website https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=yZj2uFYAAAAJ.

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: 23 October 2021 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 8 assignments out of the total 12 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.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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