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Computer Programming

Code: MA511 | L-T-P-C: 3-0-2-8

Introduction - the von Neumann architecture, machine language, assembly language, high level programming languages, compiler, interpreter, loader, linker, text editors, operating systems, flowchart; Basic features of programming (Using C) - data types, variables, operators, expressions, statements, control structures, functions; Advance programming features - arrays and pointers, recursion, records (structures), memory management, files, input/output, standard library functions, programming tools, testing and debugging; Fundamental operations on data - insert, delete, search, traverse and modify; Fundamental data structures - arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists; Searching and sorting - linear search, binary search, insertion-sort, bubble-sort, selection-sort; Introduction to object oriented programming.

Programming laboratory will be set in consonance with the material covered in lectures. This will include assignments in a programming language like C and C++ in GNU Linux environment.


  1. A. Kelly and I. Pohl, A Book on C, 4th Ed., Pearson Education, 1999.


  1. H. Schildt, C: The Complete Reference, 4th Ed., Tata Mcgraw Hill, 2000.
  2. B. Kernighan and D. Ritchie, The C Programming Language, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall of India, 1988.
  3. B. Gottfried and J. Chhabra, Programming With C, Tata Mcgraw Hill, 2005.