DA-IICT - Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
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Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, (DA-IICT) Gandhinagar, Gujarat, announces admissions to Doctoral Program for the Winter Semester 2010-11, commencing on 3rd January 2011.
Pattern: The test contains
subjective questions. Questions are designed to test the clarity of
understanding and reasoning ability of the candidate in the subject
areas which are essential during doctoral work in ICT.
The question paper consists of two parts.
A. Candidates willing to pursue research in the ICT and related domain must possess a degree in:
M Tech / ME in: Information and Communication Technology related areas
such as ICT, CS, IT, CT, EC, ECE, EE, Telecommunications,
Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering and allied disciplines.
B Tech / BE / MSc in: Information and Communication
Technology related areas such as ICT, CS, IT, CT, EC, ECE, EE,
Telecommunication, Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering and allied
MS /MSc degree of DA-IICT and MCA.
Candidate interested in pursuing PhD in ICT and related areas must have at least 60% marks in the qualifying degree.
B. Candidates with M Phil in the
field of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and
Sciences and interested in these areas must have an M Phil degree in the
desired area with at least 60% marks.
Candidates with an MSc or MCA degree (or MS Degree of
DA-IICT), unless they have a subsequent M Phil degree, will be
considered equivalent to candidates with a B Tech / BE degree and will
need to fulfill additional course and research requirements.
PART – I – Mathematics:
Part - I comprising of 10 to 15 questions designed to test the
understanding and aptitude of the candidate in the basic concepts
underlying the following subject areas:
Mathematics: Combinatorics, complex
variables, calculus, differential equations, sequences and series;
discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability, statistics.
Basic Physics: Electricity & Magnetism and Mechanics.
PART – II – Subject matter:
Part II will comprise of 20 to 25 questions on the basic concepts in the
subject areas mentioned below. The students have to answer as many
questions as possible. Subject areas and list of topics are given below:
Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C;
functions, recursion, parameter passing, scope, binding; Abstract data
types; arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees,
Algorithms: Asymptotic notation; time complexity of
algorithms. Tree and graph traversals; connected components; spanning
trees; shortest paths. Hashing, sorting, and searching.
Computer Organization and Operating System:Computer
Arithmetic and number systems. Thevon Neumann Model: stored program
concept, CPU basics, fetch-decode-execute cycle. Instruction set
architecture: addressing modes, arithmetic, data movement, and control
instructions; assembly language programming; subroutine calls/return in
assembly, subroutine implementation using stacks, assembly process.
Pipelining. I/O fundamentals: programmed I/O, interrupts, and DMA; I/O
bus operation; Processes; threads. Inter-process communication;
concurrency, synchronization. Deadlocks. Process management. Memory
management and virtual memory. File systems; I/O systems. UNIX system
Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack. LAN technologies
(Ethernet, Token ring). Flow and error control techniques. Routing
algorithms. Congestion control. TCP/UDP and sockets. IP(v4), ICMP.
Application layer protocols (dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http). Basic concepts
of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers.
Basic Electronics: Nodal and mesh analysis.
Superposition, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems; maximum power transfer.
Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Linear constant
coefficient differential equations; time and frequency domain analysis
of simple RLC circuits. BJTs, MOSFETs. Simple diode circuits, clipping,
clamping, rectifiers. Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET
amplifiers. Amplifiers: single- and multi-stage, differential and
operational. Frequency response of amplifiers. Simple op-amp circuits.
Simple filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for oscillation;
single-transistor and op-amp configurations.
Digital Circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of
Boolean functions; logic gates. Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic
circuits, multiplexers, decoders. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-
flops, counters and shift-registers.
Signals and Systems: Definitions and properties of
Laplace transform, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier series,
Sampling theorem. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems: definitions and
properties; causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles
and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response. Digital
Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition.
Communication Theory: Electromagnetic theory; Random
signals and noise; autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog
communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation
systems; spectral analysis; super-heterodyne receivers; elements of
hardware, realizations of analog communication systems; signal- to-noise
ratio (SNR) calculations for amplitude and frequency modulation for low
noise conditions. Fundamentals of information theory; channel capacity
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)