* (Free) Preparatory Course for Embedded System Design

Course Focus

This course focuses on imparting basic and fundamental skills for programming in C and understanding concepts of Data Structures as well as understanding the architecture of Microcontrollers. This course prepares the students for taking admission to Certificate Course in Embedded System Design of Pune University.

Course Structure

4 weeks (100 hours), Lectures 2 hrs/day, Practical 2 hrs/day.

Course Fee

Rs. 7,500.00 (* the course fee will be reimbursed if the student successfully takes admission to SPPU's Certificate Course in Embedded System Design). This fee is not refundable under any circumstances.


BE / B. Tech. (Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunication, Instrumentation, Electrical), M.Sc. (Electronics & Instrumentation), or equivalent. Students who have appeared for the final exam may apply.

Course Syllabus

TopicNo. of hours

Foundation of Computing

  • Evolutions of computers
  • Computer generations
  • Computer organization
  • Primary and Secondary storage
  • Input-output devices
  • Computer software
  • Operating systems
  • Data communications and computer networking
  • Multimedia
  • Classification of computers
10 hrs

Programming in C and Data Structures

  • Introductory concepts
  • C Fundamentals
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Data Input and Output
  • Control statement
  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • Pointers
55 hrs

Operating System Concepts

  • OS Architecture
  • Understanding File Systems
  • File attributes and permissions
  • File handling utilities
  • The vi editor (Linux)
  • Customizing the work environment
  • Commands and Utilities (Windows and Linux)
10 hrs


  • 8 bit microcontroller(PIC/8051)
  • Study of architecture
  • Interfacing concepts for new devices
15 hrs

General Aptitude Practice

10 hrs
Total100 hrs
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