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427  - M. Sc. - Electronics Distance Education From St. Peter's University

Course Code : 427 Distance Education
Course Duration Fast-Track : 24  Months
Duration Normal : 24  Months
Semester/Year/Session : 2  Year
Course Fee : Rs. 10000 /Year
Exam Fee : Rs. 0  /Year
Study Material Fee : Rs. 0  /Year
Specialization : No  
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List Of Subjects In Course 427- M. Sc. - Electronics  Offered By St. Peter's University


Subject : 1

Electronic Devices and Applications of IC’S

Sem./Year : 1

Unit – I

          Working and Characteristics of  Junction diode ,Zener diode and tunnel diode.   Working of IMPATT diode, PIN diode . Construction and V-I characteristics of thermistors, Gunn effect diode, Varactor diode, Photoconductive devices -  Photoconductive cells, photo diodes, LED,  Solar Cells - MEMS and  Nano Technology


Unit -II

Construction – operation and Characteristics of a Bipolar transistor-  biasing of a transistor – base bias, collector to base bias and self  bias-. Causes of shift of Quiescent operating point. Stability factor- Hybrid parameters- Construction , operation and Characteristics of SCR, UJT, JFET and MOSFET - Biasing of JFET-  Multivibrators.

Unit III

          IC Fabrication:  classification –fundamentals of monolithic IC technology – basic planer processes: Silicon wafer preparation – Epitaxial growth – Oxidation – photolithography – Diffusion – Isolation – Metallization – monolithic transistors – monolithic diodes – integrated resistors – integrated capacitors – thin and thick film technology

Unit IV

          Digital IC’s: Basic terms related to digital IC’s – RTL  and  DTL circuits – Integrated Injection logic -  TTL – Open collector output – Totem pole output – Schottky TTL gate – ECL – MOS – CMOS.

Unit V

          Designing of OPAMP circuits: OPAMP as Comparator – OPAMP as zero crossing detector – Constant current source – current to voltage converter – thermocouple – temperature monitor – strain gages –force measurement




Reference  Books

1. Electronic Devices and Circuits by G.K.Mithal

2. Electronic devices : Applications and Integrated circuits by Mathur,  

   Kulshreshtha and Chandha

3. D. Roy Choudhury and Shail Jain “Linear Integrated Circuits” New  

    age    International  Ltd, New Delhi 1997

4. Ramakant A Gayakwad  “Op Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits”             PHI 1988.


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Subject : 2

Advanced Microprocessor

Sem./Year : 1


          Evolution of Microprocessor – Typical Micro Computer Architecture –  Memory –memory addressing -  Timing diagram -Input/Output . 


          Intel 8085: Introduction – Register Structure- block diagram – 8085 Addressing modes –  Timing Methods- 8085 CPU pins and Associated Signals –  instruction set-  – Interrupt System –  SID and SOD Lines – 8085 Based System Design. 


          Interfacing Devices: Introduction – Types of Interfacing Devices – Addressing Decoding for I/O – Input/Output Ports – Programmable Interrupt Controller 8259 – Programmable DMA Controller: 8257 Programmable DMA Controller – Analog Input Devices – Analog Output Devices. 


          16-bit Microprocessor: Intel 8086:Introduction – Architecture – Addressing Modes – 8086 Input/Output. Motorola MC 68000:Introduction – Registers – Memory Addressing – Instruction Format – Addressing modes – Motorola 68000 I/O  


Introduction- register set- Continuous architecture- addressing modes of 80286- 

Pentium processor

Introduction- register set-  block diagram -addressing modes- pipelining- integer pipelining- floating pipelining. 



          1 M.Rafiquzzaman, “Microprocessors Theory and Applications : Intel

            and   Motorola”, Prentice Hall India, Revised Edition, 2004.

2. Aditya P. Mathur, “Introduction to Microprocessors”, Tata McGraw

     Hill,      Third Edition, 1990.

3. R.S.Gaonkar, “Microprocessor Architecture,programming and

    Applications with the 8085”, 1995.

4. M.Rafiquzzaman, “Microprocessor and MicroComputerBased System

    Design”,UBS, 1995.

5. Advanced microprocessor –  Mc graw Hill-Daniel Tabak

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Subject : 3

Digital and Optical Communication Engineering

Sem./Year : 1

UINT-I: Pulse modulation System:


          Introduction to pulse Modulation – Types – Sampling theorem-Pulse- Width modulation-Generation and demodulation of (PEM)-Pulse position modulation (PPM). Pulse code modulation-Principles-Effects of noise-Companding-Advantages and applications of PCM-Differential PCM-Delta modulation.



UINT-II: Digital modulation techniques:


          Digital carrier systems-Amplitude shift keying-Frequency shift keying-Phase shift keying (PSK)-Binary phase shift keying (BPSK)-Carrier recovery circuits- Differential phase shift keying (DPSK)-Hard and soft decision decoders.


UINT-III: Fiber optic cables:


          Optical fiber cables-Fiber strength and durability-Stability of the fiber transmission characteristics:-Micro bending-Hydrogen absorption-Nuclear radiation exposure-Cable design; fiber buffering-Cable structured and strength members-Cable sheath and water barrier-Example of fiber cables.



UINT-IV: Light sources and light detectors:


          Light sources: LED structure-Planar LED, dome LED, Surface emitter LEDs-Edge emitter LEDs-Super luminescent LEDs-LEDs reliability.

          Light detectors: mid-Infrared photodiodes-Phototransistors-Photoconductive detectors.


UNIT-V: Fiber optical communication components and systems:


          Components: coupling components for optical fibers-Modulation methods and modulators-Switches-Transmitters-Receivers-Optical amplifiers (Semiconductor Laser Amplifiers). Systems: transmitter and receiver design-Link design-Link codes for optical fiber links.


Text and reference books:

  1. Electronic communications systems by George Kennedy III edition Tata Mc Graw Hill publishing company Ltd., New Delhi 1998.
  2. Electronic communications by Dennis Roddy and john Coolen IV Edition Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi 2004.
  3. Optical fiber communications by john M. Senior II Edition Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi 2005.
  4. Fiber optic communications by D.C Agarwal II Edition S. Chand & Company Ltd., 2004.
  5. Principles of communication systems by Taub and schilling II edition Tata Mc Graw Hill Ltd., New Delhi, 1998.
  6. Electronic communication by Taub and Schilling Bell & Howell Company, 1992.

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Subject : 4

Power Electronics & VLSI Design

Sem./Year : 1


Thyristor : Introduction – natural commutation – forced commutation –self commutation – impulse commutation – resonant pulse commutation – complementary commutation - external pulse commutation.



Controlled rectifiers:- Introduction – principles of phase controlled converters – single-phase semi converters – single-phase full converters – single-phase dual converters – single-phase series converters.


Static switches:- Introduction – single phase AC switches – three phase AC switches – three phase reversing switches - AC switches for Bus transfer – solid state relays.

AC voltage controller:- Introduction – Principles of ON - OFF control – principle of phase control – single phase bidirectional controllers with resistive loads and inductive loads– single phase cyclo converters-UPS.



          An overview of wafer fabrication – Wafer processing – Oxidation – Patterning – Diffusion – Ion implantation – Deposition – Si gate n MOS process – C MOS process – n well – p well Twin tub – Si on insulator – C MOS process Enhancement – Interconnection circuit elements.



          Overview of VHDL – Capabilities – Hardware device – Basic   terminology – Entity declaration. ARCHITECTURE BODY :    Structure style of modeling – Data flow – Style of modeling – Behavioral style of modeling – Mixed style of modeling – Configuration declaration – Package declaration.




Reference  Books:

1.   Rashid M.H “ Power Electronics: Circuits Devices and Application” 2nd  Edition PHI New Delhi 1996.

2.   Timothy J. Maloni: Industrial solid state electronic devices and circuits” 2nd Ed., 1986.

3.  Neil H.E. Weste Kamaran Eshraghian, “PRINCIPLES OF CMOS VLSI       DESIGN”.

4.  J. Bhasker, “VHDL Primer”, Low Price Edition, 2001

5.Charles H. Roth, Jr. “DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN USING VHDL”, Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning PWS Publishing, ISBN-981-240-052-4.

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Subject : 5

Practical I – Electronics Lab Record

Sem./Year : 1


1.   Full wave  and bridge rectifiers.

2.   Clipping and clamping circuits.

3.   CE amplifier design.

4.   CS FET amplifiers design.

5.   UJT Relaxation oscillator.

6.   Colpitts oscillators.

7.   Hartley oscillator.

8.   Wien bridge oscillator.

9.   Phase shift oscillator.

10.         Multivibrators using transistors.

11.         Verification of Demorgan’s theorem

12.         Half and Full Adder,

13.         Half and Full subtractor

14.         Multiplexer

15.         De-multiplexer

16.         Encoder and Decoder

17.         Shift Register

18.         Decade and UP/DOWN counter

19.         Analog to Digital Counter

20. Single phase inverter


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Subject : 6

Wireless Communication

Sem./Year : 2

Unit-I: Telecommunication system:

GSM-mobile services – system architecture – radio interfaces – protocols –localization and calling – hand over and security-new date services.

DECT-  system architecture – protocol architecture –TETRA-UMTS and IMT2000- UMTS releases and standardization- UMTS  architecture –UMTS radio interface – Hand over.


Unit –II:

 GEO- LEO-MEO –routing localization- hand over.

Wireless LAN: Infrared and radio transmission-infrastructure and ad-hoc network-IEEE802.11- HIPERLAN – blue tooth.


Unit –III:

 Mobile and ad- hoc networks – routing –destination sequence distance vector- dynamic source routing – alternative matrices.


Unit – IV:

Mobile transport layer ;

Traditional: congestion control – slow start- fast retransmit/ fast recovery- implication of mobility. Classification of TCP improvements : indirect- snooping- mobile  TCP-fast transmission /receiving- transmission/time out frequency-selective retransmission



File system: consistency –coda-little work-ficus – Mio-NFS-recover.

WAP: Architecture-Wireless datagram protocol-transmission layer security-transaction protocol- session protocol- application environment.

Reference books

1. Mobile communication – 2 nd edition –Schiller – Pearson.

2. Wireless communication networks - William Stellys –    Low price edition

    Pearson Edu.  

1.   Wireless and Mobile Circuits – JACKM  HOLTZMAN, DAVIDJ.GOODMAN –

     Allied publication.

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Subject : 7

Advanced Networks

Sem./Year : 2


Internet working: principles of internet working – concatenated virtual circuits – connection less internetworking – tunneling- internetwork routing-fragmentations- firewall.



The www: the client side – the server side – writing a web page in      HTML – locating information on the web.

The internet transport protocol(TCP and UDP): the TCP service model-TCP protocol-TCP segment header-TCP connection management – TCP transmission policy –TCP congestion control – TCP time management – UDP-wireless TCP and UDP.


ISDN:  the integrated digital network- overview of ISDN-transmission structure-user access-ISDN protocols.

BROAD BAND ISDN: NTI,-NTI plus and voice communication basis: terminating ISDN connections via NTI- Basis OF NTI and NTI plus- theISDN voice communication primer.


B-ISDN: Introduction- the current situation- the idea of the ISDN-B-ISDN- ATM based service and applications- B-ISDN-  service and applications initial ATM network services


Desktop video conference: The down sizing of video conference-desk top video conferencing systems- video conferencing requirements-leading desktop video conferencing systems- elements of video conferencing style.


Reference  books:

  1. Andrew S.Tananbaumn - Computer Networks-PHI III Ed-1999.
  2. David angel- ISDN for dummies- pub II Ed-1996.




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Subject : 8

C++ and Java Programming

Sem./Year : 2


          Basic Concepts of OOP – Structure of C++ - Data types  - Variables – Control Structures – Functions – Classes and Objects – Constructors and Destructors. 


          Overloading: Function, Operator – Inheritance – Pointers – Virtual Function – Polymorphism. 


          Streams in C++ - Stream Classes – Formatted and Unformatted data – Manipulators – User Defined Manipulators – File Streams – Opening and Closing a File – File Pointers Manipulation – Template Classes and Functions – Exception Handling: Try, Catch, Throw. 


UNIT-IV:    Introduction to Java – Features of Java – Methods and Classes – Array, Strings and Vector – Inheritance – Packages and Interfaces. 



          Exception Handling – Multithreading – Applets – Graphics Pogramming. 



1.   E.Balagurusamy, “Object Oriented Programming with C++”, TMH, Second Edition, 2001.

2.   Ravichandran, “Programming with C++”, TMH, 1996.

3.   Bjarne Stroustrup, “The C++ Programming Language”, Addision Wesley, 2004.

4.  Patrick Naughton and Hilbert Schildt, “The Complete Reference

     Java 2”, TMH, 2003.

4.   E.Balagurusamy, “Programming with Java A Primer”, TMH, Second

     Edition, 1999.

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Subject : 9

Practical II- Microprocessor and Communication lab

Sem./Year : 2

Using 8085:

  1. 8- bit addition, subtraction
  2. 8 -bit Multiplication and division
  3. 16- bit addition, subtraction
  4. 16 -bit Multiplication and division
  5. Stepper motor interfacing
  6. ADC
  7. DAC
  8. Traffic light controller 



1.   AM modulation

2.   FM modulation and detection

3.   Automatic gain control

4.   Voltage gain control

5.   Pulse amplitude modulation

6.   Pulse width modulation

7.   Pulse position modulation

8.   Study of PLL characteristics

9.   Digital phase detector

10.             Pulse code modulation

11.             Study of cable TV system

12.             Microwave experiments – Klystron



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Subject : 10

Project work & viva – Voce

Sem./Year : 2

PROJECT (100 Marks)

a. Topic

          The topic of the Project shall be assigned to the candidate before the end of first year and a copy of the same should be submitted to the University for approval.

b. Advisory committee

          Each guide shall have a maximum of five students in science and maximum of seven for all Arts subjects.

          There will be an advisory committee consisting of the guide as chairman and one member from the same department or allied departments of the college and a third member should be from other college preferably from Aided / Government colleges in the case of self financing college and vice – versa.

c. No. of Copies/ Distribution of Project

          The students should prepare three copies of Project and submit the same for the evaluation by examiners.  After evaluation one copy is to be retained in the college library and one copy is to be submitted to the University (Registrar) and one copy can be held by the student.

d. Format to be followed

          The formats / certificate for Project to be submitted by the students are given below:

Format for the preparation of project work 

a.    Title page

b.    Bonafide certificate

c.    Acknowledgement

d.    Table of content









Review of literature



Materials and methods















Format of the title page



Project submitted in part fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science / Master of Arts in _____________________

to the St. Peter’s University, Distance Education, Chennai.


Students name                :       

Register Number              :

College / University Department



Format of the certificate


This to certify that the Project entitled……………………………………

submitted in part fulfillment of the requirement of the degree  of Master of Science / Master of Arts in …………………………. To the St. Peter’s University, Distance Education, Chennai. is a record of bonafide research work carried out by …………………….. under my supervision and guidance and that no part of the Project has been submitted for the award of any degree, diploma, fellowship or other similar titles or prizes and that the work has not been published in part of full in any scientific or popular journals or magazines.



Chairman, Advisory Committee,


Approved by





External Examiner


Guidelines for approval of PG guides for guiding students in their research for submitting Project.

1. M.Sc.  (Part fulfillment ) Guide

  i.                                            The person seeking for recognition as guide should have.

 ii.                                            M.Sc degree with first class / second class

iii.                                            Should have 3 years of active teaching / research experience.

2. They should have published atleast one research paper in a National journal authored solely or jointly.  Procedure for submitting application for approval as guides

a. The University will on request give prescribed application form.

b. The filled in applications should be submitted before the close of said date by the University.

c.  such applications should be routed through the Principal of their respective institutions with specific recommendations.

b.    All relevant proofs should be submitted along with the applications.

3. Approval

          The committee constituted for the purpose will scrutinize the applications and recommend for approval / rejection.

          Orders will then be passed by the authority of the university and communicated to each member individually through the Principal.




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