Introduction to Information Technology Syllabus: B.Sc. CSIT 1st Semester

Introduction to Information Technology Syllabus covers the basic concepts of Computer and Information technology , including hardware, software, memory, input/output, data representation, database, network and data communication, internet, multimedia, and computer security.

The main objective of the CSIT course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of these concepts and technologies.

The course is divided into 11 units, each focusing on a specific topic. Students will learn about the history and characteristics of computers, the components of a computer system, different types of memory, input and output devices, data representation, computer software, data communication and computer networks, the internet and internet services, database fundamentals, multimedia, and computer security.

The course also includes laboratory work to give students practical experience with hardware components, operating systems, word processors, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and more. By the end of the course, students should have a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer and information technology.


Introduction to Information Technology Syllabus

General Information

Course B.SC. CSIT
Course Title Introduction to Information Technology
Course No CSC109
Nature of the course Theory + Lab
Semester I (First)
Full Marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass Marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs. 3

CHAPTER LIST: Introduction to Information Technology

S.N. Chapter
Unit 1 Introduction to Computer 
Unit 2 The Computer System Hardware
Unit 3 Computer Memory
Unit 4 Input and Output Devices
Unit 5 Data Representation
Unit 6 Computer Software
Unit 7 Data Communication and Computer Network
Unit 8 The Internet and Internet Services
Unit 9 Fundamentals of Database
Unit 10 Multimedia
Unit 11 Computer Security
Course Description : This course covers the basic concepts of computer and information technology, including introduction, hardware, software, memory, input/output, data representation, database, network and data communication, internet, multimedia and computer security.

Course Objective : The main objective of this course is to provide students knowledge of fundamental concepts of computers and information technology.


Course Contents

Introduction to Information Technology Syllabus of CSIT 1st Semester is given as:


Unit 1: Introduction to Computer

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Introduction; Digital and Analog Computers; Characteristics of Computer; History of Computer; generations of Computer; Classification of Computer; The Computer System; Application of computers.


Unit 2: The Computer System Hardware

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Introduction; Central Processing Unit; Memory Unit; Instruction Format; Instruction Set; Instruction Cycle; Microprocessor; Interconnecting the Units of a Computer; Inside a Computer Cabinet.


Unit 3: Computer Memory

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Introduction, Memory Representation, Memory Hierarchy, CPU Registers, Cache Memory, Primary Memory, Secondary Memory, Access Types of Storage Devices, Magnetic Tape, Magnetic Disk, Optical Disk, Magneto-Optical Disk, How the Computer uses its memory.


Unit 4: Input and Output Devices

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Introduction, Input-Output Unit, Input Devices, Human Data Entry Devices, Source Data Entry Devices, Output Devices, I/O Port, Working of I/O System.


Unit 5. Data Representation

Course Duration: 6 Hours

Introduction, Number System, Conversion from Decimal to Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal, Conversion of Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal to Decimal, Conversion of Binary to Octal, Hexadecimal, Conversion of Octal, Hexadecimal to Binary, Binary Arithmetic, Signed and Unsigned Numbers, Binary Data Representation, Binary Coding Schemes, Logic Gates.


Unit 6: Computer Software

Course Duration: 6 Hours

Introduction, Types of Software, System Software, Application Software, Software Acquisition, Operating System (Introduction, Objectives of Operating System, Types of OS, Functions of OS, Process Management, Memory Management, File Management, Device Management, Protection and Security, User Interface, Examples of Operating Systems).


Unit 7: Data Communication and Computer Network

Course Duration: 5 Hours

Introduction, Importance of Networking, Data Transmission Media, Data Transmission across Media, Data Transmission and Data Networking, Computer Network, Network Types, Network Topology, Communication Protocol, Network Devices, Wireless Networking.


Unit 8: The Internet and Internet Services

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Introduction, History of Internet, Internetworking Protocol, The Internet Architecture, Managing the Internet, Connecting to Internet, Internet Connections, Internet Address, Internet Services, Uses of Internet, Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, and Cloud Computing, Introduction to E-commerce, E-governance, and Smart City, and GIS.


Unit 9: Fundamentals of Database

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Introduction, Database, Database System, Database Management System, Database System Architectures, Database Applications, Introduction to Data Warehousing, Data mining, and Bigdata.


Unit 10: Multimedia

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Introduction, Multimedia - Definition, Characteristics of Multimedia, Elements of Multimedia, Multimedia Applications.


Unit 11: Computer Security

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Introduction, Security Threat and Security Attack, Malicious Software, Security Services, Security Mechanisms (Cryptography, Digital Signature, Firewall, Users Identification and Authentication, Intrusion Detection Systems), Security Awareness, Security Policy.


Laboratory Works

After completing this course, students should have practical knowledge of various hardware components of computer , operating systems , Word Processors , Spreadsheets , Presentation Graphics , management Systems , and Internet and its services .


Micro Syllabus

B.SC. CSIT 1st Semester Introduction To Information Technology Micro Syllabus is given as:


Introduction to Information Technology Books


Text Books:

    • Computer Fundamentals, Anita Goel, Pearson Education India

Reference Books:

    • Introduction to Computers, Peter Norton, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill Education
    • Computer Fundamental, Pradeep K. Sinha and Priti Sinha
    • Data Mining Concepts and Techniques, Third Edition, Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber and Jian Pei
    • Cloud Computing Bible, Barrie Sosinsky, Wiley


B.Sc. CSIT 1st Semester Other Syllabus:

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