Basic Electric Circuits

By Prof. Ankush Sharma   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 5467
ABOUT THE COURSE : This course offers comprehensive knowledge about the basic electrical circuits. This is considered to be the foundation course for the electrical and electronics engineers. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students Belonging to Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and those students for whom Basic Electrical Circuits course is compulsory core course. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All companies working in electrical engineering area.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Basic Circuit Elements and Waveforms Week 2: Mesh and Node Analysis Week 3: Network Theorems -1 Week 4: Network Theorems -2 Week 5: First Order and Second Order Networks Week 6: The Laplace Transform and Its Application Week 7: Circuit Analysis Using Laplace Transform Week 8: Twoport Network Week 9: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis -1 Week 10: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis -2 Week 11: State Variable Analysis Week 12: Analogous Systems

Books and references

1. Network Analysis by M. E. Van Valkenburg 2. Networks and Systems by D. Roy Choudhury

Instructor bio

Prof. Ankush Sharma

IIT Kanpur
Prof. Ankush Sharma has around 20 years of teaching, consultancy, and R&D experience. He has worked in TCS, Wipro, and IIT Bhubaneswar at various capacities, before joining IIT Kanpur.

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: 30 October 2022 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 Kanpur .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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