Module – 1 : (Introduction to Programming) [08]

Introduction to components of a computer system: Memory, processor, I/O Devices, storage, operating system, Concept of assembler, compiler, interpreter, loader and linker.

Idea of Algorithm: Representation of Algorithm, Flowchart, Pseudo code with examples, From algorithms to programs, source code.

Programming Basics: Structure of C program, writing and executing the first C program, Syntax and logical errors in compilation, object and executable code. Components of C language. Standard I/O in C, Fundamental data types, Variables and memory locations, Storage classes.

Module – 2 : (Arithmetic expressions & Conditional Branching) [08]

Arithmetic expressions and precedence:Operators and expression using numeric and relational operators, mixed operands, type conversion, logical operators, bit operations, assignment operator, operator precedence and associativity.

Conditional BranchingApplying if and switch statements, nesting if and else, use of break and default with switch.

Module – 3 : (Loops & Functions) [08]

Iteration and loopsuse of while, do while and for loops, multiple loop variables, use of break and continue statements.

Functions: Introduction, types of functions, functions with array, passing parameters to functions, call by value, call by reference, recursive functions.

Module – 4 : (Arrays & Basic Algorithms) [08]

Arrays: Array notation and representation, manipulating array elements, using multi dimensional arrays. Character arrays and strings, Structure, union, enumerated data types, Array of structures, Passing arrays to functions.

Basic Algorithms: Searching &Basic Sorting Algorithms (Bubble, Insertion and Selection), Finding roots of equations, Notion of order of complexity.

Module – 5 :( Pointer& File Handling) [08]

Pointers:Introduction, declaration, applications, Introduction to dynamic memory allocation (malloc, calloc, realloc, free), Use of pointers in self-referential structures, notion of linked list (no implementation) File handling:File I/O functions, Standard C preprocessors, defining and calling macros, command-line arguments.