Fundamentals of Computer Networks and Security

(24th May - 02nd June, 2017)
Organized through NKN
Electronics & ICT Academies
IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIITDM Jabalpur, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Patna & NIT Warangal

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Preamble: “Electronics & ICT Academy” is an initiative of MeitY, MCIT, GoI set up at some selected institutes in India. Such academies at IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIITD&M Jabalpur, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Patna and NIT Warangal together conduct a 10-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Fundamentals of Computer Networks and Security during 24th May – 02nd June, 2017. Experts from IITs, NITs, IIITs and other premier institutes will deliver lectures through National Knowledge Network (NKN) and participants at above stated institutes can interactively learn from these lectures. In addition, local course coordinators at respective institutes will take care of practical and practice sessions. Each E&ICT Academy is given with some jurisdiction states in India. The role of academies are to offer faculty development programmes in standardized courses and emerging areas of Computer Science, Electronics, Information Communication Technologies; training & consultancy services for Industry; Curriculum development for Industry; CEP for working professionals; Advice and support for technical incubation and entrepreneurial activities.
About Fundamentals of Computer Networks and Security course: Computer Network and Security is a core course in Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. In 80 hours, during ten days, this FDP covers Introduction to Data Communication, protocols, principles of network application, design aspect of DNS, Email, TCP/IP, Design of TCP/UDP, IP address design, different routing algorithm, ICMP, IGMP, ARP, RARP, security issues at different layers of protocols. In addition, soft skills, pedagogical principles and case study presentations by participants are also part of this programme. Pointers to some research issues will also be provided. Though Computer Network and Security course is widely offered through various modes, this FDP through NKN set the objectives to train the faculty to teach the course with deeper understanding of all the concepts with gained practical exposure. Rich experience of the speakers at premier institutes will make the participants to feel the difference.

Participants are encouraged to list their expectations in their e-mail to the Global Coordinator.

Course Topics:


Module Name



Introduction (Dr. Kakali
Chatterjee, Nit Patna)

Introduction to Data Communication, Protocols and Standards: Protocols, Standards, Standards
Organizations, Internet Standards, Packet Switching, Circuit Switching, A Network of Networks;
Understanding of Delay, Loss and Throughput in the packet-switched networks; Protocols layers and
their service model: OSI, TCP/IP, X.25; TCP/IP vs OSI


Principles of Network Applications
(Dr. Kakali Chatterjee, NIT Patna)

Principles of Network Applications; The Web and HTTP; File Transfer: FTP; Electronic Mail in the
Internet: SMTP; DNS -The Internet’s Directory Service; Peer-to-Peer Applications


Overview of Layers (Dr. Santosh
Biswas, IIT Guwahati)

TCP/IP and OSI Model, Protocol Layers: Hierarchy, Services


  Link Layer (Dr. Santosh Biswas, IIT

Introduction and Services; Error-Detection and Correction Techniques; Multiple Access Links and
Protocols, Link-Layer Addressing and ARP, Ethernet, Link-Layer Switches, PPP


Addressing at layers (Dr. Santosh
Biswas, IIT Guwahati)

Physical Addresses, Logical Addresses, Port Addresses, Specific Addresses


Introduction of transport layer
(Prof. M S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur)

Introduction and Transport-Layer Services, Relationship Between Transport and Network Layers,
Overview of the Transport Layer in the Internet, Multiplexing and Demultiplexing


Connectionless Transport (Prof. M
S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur)

UDP, UDP Segment Structure, UDP Checksum,
Principles of Reliable Data Transfer, Building a Reliable Data Transfer Protocol, Pipelined Reliable Data
Transfer Protocols, Go-Back-N, Selective Repeat, Hybrid


Connection-Oriented Transport
(Prof. M S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur)

TCP, TCP Connection, TCP Segment Structure, Round-Trip Time Estimation and Timeout, Reliable Data
Transfer, Flow Control, TCP Connection Management


Principles of Congestion Control
(Prof. M S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur)

Causes and the Costs of Congestion, Approaches to Congestion Control, Network-Assisted CongestionControl Example: ATM ABR Congestion Control, TCP and UDP Fairness


The Internet Protocol (IP)
(Dr. Ruchir Gupta, IIITDM

Forwarding and Routing, Network Service Models, Virtual Circuit and Datagram Networks, VirtualCircuit Networks, Datagram Networks, What’s Inside a Router?, Generation of routers, Input
Processing, Switching, Output Processing, Where Does Queuing Occur?  Forwarding and addressing in
the Internet, Datagram Format, IPv4 Addressing (classful and classless), IPv4 vs IPv6, Subnetting,
Supernetting, masking


Routing Algorithms (Dr. V K Jain,
IIITDM Jabalpur)

The Link-State (LS) Routing Algorithm, The Distance-Vector (DV) Routing Algorithm, Hierarchical 
Routing, Routing in the Internet, Intra-AS Routing in the Internet: RIP, Intra-AS Routing in the Internet:
OSPF, Inter-AS Routing: BGP, Broadcast and Multicast Routing, Broadcast Routing Algorithms,
Multicast, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), IGMP, ARP, RARP


Security at Layers (Prof. K Ramesh,
NIT Warangal)

Security Services: Introduction of Message Confidentiality, Message Integrity, Message Authentication,
Message Nonrepudiation, Security threats, Entity Authentication
Network Layer Security:  IP Security (lPSec): Two Modes, Two Security Protocols, Security Association,
Internet Key Exchange(IKE), Virtual Private Network.
Transport  Layer  Security:  SSL  Services  and  Security  Parameters,  Sessions  and  Connections,  Four
Application Layer Security: Email Security, S/MIME, PGP: Security Parameters, Services, PGP Algorithms,
PGP Certificates, Proxy Server Firewall.


Pedagogy Principles (Local
conduction by Academy)

Course objectives, Module objectives, Unit objectives, Bloom's taxonomy - knowledge levels, Pedagogy
Tool demo


Soft Skills (Local conduction by

Listening, Writing, Communication Skills. Comprehension, Technical Report Writing, Team Work
Principles, Personality Development, Etiquette in Organizations.


Case Study presentations by
participants ( Local conduction by

Case study presentation by team of participants

Course Outcomes:

Able to analyse the different design aspects of transport layer, application layer, and Network Layers Expertise with the protocols of computer networks to assist in network design and implementation Acquire knowledge of security in different layers.

Will be able to understand knowledge of computer networks through hands-on experience.

Who can apply: The programme is open to the teachers of engineering colleges, Degree Colleges, MCA colleges, Polytechnic colleges and other allied disciplines. Industry personnel working in the concerned/allied discipline can also attend.

Registration Fee Particulars:

Faculty members: Rs 3000/- Only

Persons from Industry: Rs 9000/-Only

Note: Participants belonging to any other states other than the states mentioned above can apply to any of the nearest academies as per their choice.


Selection: Only 50 participants will be selected based on first-cum-first-serve basis for each academy offering this programm and 10 more participants from industry will also be allowed. The list of selected participants will be communicated through e-mail. In addition, the selected list of participants will be notified in E&ICT websites.


Important dates:
Last date for submission of application:  2nd May 2017
Selection-list intimation/display before: 10th May 2017