1. Physics - PH111 (4 credits)-
Physics cycle has 2 4 credit courses. Physics course structure is THE best among all first year courses. You will be introduced to the very famous Einstein’s theory of relativity. The course will go deeper into Quantum Mechanics and Structure of materials. Studying for physics can be challenging.
Rote learning is minimum and decent amount of problem solving and some theoretical proofs. Questions are never by the book and for Physics class notes are a must. Arthur Bieser’s Modern Physics is the go-to book for Physics. You may refer to Ben Streetman and some other reference material for later chapters. Your week will also consist of a tutorial lecture for problem solving.
2. Physics Lab - PH110 (1 credit)-
As for Physics Lab is concerned, there will be a set of 7 experiments which will carry 5 marks each. End Semester for 60 marks and 5 marks for the journal. This is not your college stuff so proper understanding of each experiment is a must. Experiments are handpicked and cover a wide range of topics.
3. Elements of Electrical and Electronics Engineering-EE110 (2 credits)-
(For Computer Science, Mechanical, Civil, Mining, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering branches only)
It covers the JEE syllabus like KVL/KCL, moving on to magnetic and AC circuits, 3-phase systems, transformers and induction motors (cue 3 Idiots dialogues in your mind :P). You can refer to Electrical Technology by Edward Hughes. For some chapters the teachers may give printed notes.
However, the best reference for this course is actually the class notes-similar sums come in tests and a wide variety of problems are covered. Remember to check the notes of your friends in other sections for more sums.
4. Engineering Graphics-ME111 (3 credits)-
EG can be regarded as a lab course. There will be one Instructions class and one drawing class on consecutive days every week. The concepts are taught in the Instructions class and drawings based on these concepts are to be drawn the following day. There is no theory test.
You will need to buy a mini-drafter, a folder, pencils and erasers, drawing clip, large set squares (which have built-in protractors),
compass and a black sheet to keep under the drawing sheets to prevent them from getting dirty (all available in the cooperative store). You can refer to the book A Textbook of Engineering Graphics by K.R. Gopalakrishna or Engineering Drawing by the same author.
The teacher will give a sheet for every chapter with many problems. You only need to refer to these sheets and your homework and class work. Use the textbooks for different and difficult problems.
5. Professional Communication-SM110 (3 credits)-
Prof Comm teaches you the elements of organisational, oral and written communication. Each student will have to give a public speech and take part in a group discussion (G.D). Refer to the textbook Technical Communication by Raman and Sharma. Go through the book properly before exams, there is a considerable theory portion in mid-sems and end-sems. Learn letter and résumé formats properly and remember to write fast and NEATLY-this actually helps get better marks (no kidding!), they won’t cut marks for bad handwriting but they might be more lenient if your paper looks neat.
6. Electronics and Communication Engineering - EC 100 (2 credits)-
(For Computer Science, Mechanical, Civil, Mining, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering branches only.)
Welcome to the world of circuits and transistors. EC is one of the toughest disciplines of engineering and its smaller version won’t disappoint you at all. It is a well-designed course to give you fundamental understanding of BJT’s and Logic. Your studies will be mostly dependent on Boylestad and Nashelky for circuits. You may also refer Albert Malvino. For Logic , class notes, if taken properly, should be enough. Exams will comprise of problems, theory and Logic related sums.
7. Professional Ethics and Human Values - SM111 (1 credit)-
This series of lectures will generally be small debate sessions. These can be really interesting if your class actively takes part. There is a small test in the end covering some topics. Credit for this course is not calculated for your pointer, but it is mandatory to receive
a satisfactory(S) grade here.