Data Structure And Algorithms Using Java

By Prof. Debasis Samanta   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 32077   |  Exam registration: 5403
With the growth of Information and Communication Technology, there is a need to develop large and complex software. For developing large software, software developers should have enough proficiency of data structures and algorithms. Further, those software should be platform independent, Internet enabled, easy to modify, secure, and robust. To meet this requirement object-oriented paradigm has been developed and based on this paradigm the Java programming language emerges as the best programming environment. Now, Java programming language is being used for mobile programming, Internet programming, and many other applications compatible to distributed systems. This course aims to cover the essential topics of data structures and algorithms and how the same can be implemented using Java programming language. The participants of the proposed course will be able to improve their skills, to cope with the current demand of IT industries and solve many problems in their own filed of studies.

The undergraduate students from the engineering disciplines, namely CSE, IT, EE, ECE, etc. might be interested for this course.
PREREQUISITES This course requires that the students are familiar with programming language such as C/C++/Java, data structures and algorithms.
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT  : All IT companies.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Programming
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 13 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 18 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2023 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: 1D array, list and vector, 2D matrices and tables of objects
Week 2: Java implementation of 1D and 2D arrays and its operations
Week 3: Linked lists and its various operations, stack and queue
Week 4: Java implementation of linked lists, stack and queue
Week 5: Binary trees: Representation and operations. Variations of binary tree: Binary search tree, Height balanced search tree, Heap tree
Week 6: Java implementation of binary trees and its variations
Week 7: Graph : Structure, representation and operations
Week 8: Java implementations of graph data structures
Week 9: Algorithms (Part-I): Searching and sorting algorithms
Week 10:Java implementation of Part-I algorithms
Week 11:Algorithms (Part-II): Greedy algorithms, shortest path algorithms
Week 12:Java implementation of Part-II algorithms

Books and references

1.Classic Data Structures (2nd Edition)Debasis Samanta, Prentice Hall India
2.Java: The Complete ReferenceHebert Schildt, Mc Graw Hill
3.Object-Oriented Programming with C++ and Java Debasis Samanta, Prentice Hall India
4.Swayam-NPTEL online course entitles Programming in Java Debasis Samanta

Instructor bio

Prof. Debasis Samanta

IIT Kharagpur
Debasis Samanta holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His research interests and work experience spans the areas of Computational Intelligence, Data Analytics, Human Computer Interaction, Brain Computing and Biometric Systems. Dr. Samanta currently works as a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Kharagpur.

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: 
29 October 2023 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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