This course will cover basic concepts in the design and analysis of algorithms.
Asymptotic complexity, O() notation
Sorting and search
Algorithms on graphs: exploration, connectivity, shortest paths, directed acyclic graphs, spanning trees
Design techniques: divide and conquer, greedy, dynamic programming
Data structures: heaps, union of disjoint sets, search trees
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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students in BE/BTech Computer Science, 2nd/3rd year.
PRE-REQUISITES: Exposure to introductory courses on programming and data structures. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: This course should be of value to any company working in the area of software services and products.
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Madhavan Mukund studied at IIT Bombay (BTech) and Aarhus University (PhD). He has been a faculty member at Chennai Mathematical Institute since 1992, where he is presently Professor and Dean of Studies. His main research area is formal verification. He has active research collaborations within and outside India and serves on international conference programme committees and editorial boards of journals. He has served as President of both the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS) (2011-2017) and the ACM India Council (2016-2018). He has been the National Coordinator of the Indian Computing Olympiad since 2002. He served as the Executive Director of the International Olympiad in Informatics from 2011-2014. In addition to the NPTEL MOOC programme, he has been involved in organizing IARCS Instructional Courses for college teachers. He is a member of ACM India's Education Committee. He has contributed lectures on algorithms to the Massively Empowered Classroom (MEC) project of Microsoft Research and the QEEE programme of MHRD.
Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
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The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.