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1:7 Introduction to Computers Unit Topics Number I) Fundamentals of Computers : Data, Information and EDP.

Need and concept of data, Information. Electronic Data Processing and Electronic Machines. Number system and Codes : Binary, Octal, Decimal, BCD, ASCII concepts only (no conversion) Computer Processing System : Definition of Computer : Hardware and Software Concepts, Generation of Computers, Types of Computers , Elements of Digital Computers, CPU and Its function, Various computer Systems. Input Output Devices : Basic Concept of I/o devices, Various Input Devices : Keyboard, mouse, MICR, OCR, Microphones Various Output Devices :VDU, Printers, plotters, Spooling. Storage Devices : Primary and Secondary Memory, Types of memories, Memory Devices and their comparison, Auxiliary storage devices : Magnetic Tapes, Disks (magnetic as well as optical). Software : Concepts of System Software and Application Software. System Software, OS, Utilities, types of Operating Software : DOS, Windows Concept, differences, advantages. Application software: General Purpose Packaged Software and tailor made software. II )

Number of lectures 15

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Computer Based Applications : Word processing : Meaning and role of 15 Word processing in creating of documents, editing, formatting and printing documents, use of tools such as spell check, thesaurus etc. in word Processor (MS WORD) Electronic Spread Sheet : Structure of Spread Sheet and Its application to accounting, finance and marketing functions to business. Creating a dynamic / sensitive worksheet, Concept of absolute ad relative cell reference ; Using Built In Functions. Using Graphics and formatting of worksheet. (Concepts and elementary knowledge only) Computer based information System (40) 15 Accounting Information System (AIS): Meaning, characteristics, diagrams to depict AIS and its major subsystems. Management Information System: Meaning, concepts, input and output of MIS with illustration. Network:Need of communication, Data transmission,Bandwidth,communicationChannel, multiplexing, basic Network Concept, O.S.I. models, Types of Topologies, LAN, WAN, Client Server Concept. Internet : Concept and History, Development in India, IP Addresses, internet Protocol, Applications Internet in Business, education, governance etc. Information Audit : Basic Idea of Information audit, Difference with the traditional concepts of audit. 15

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Suggested Readings : Goyal : M I S , Macmilan India, New Delhi Yeats : System Analysis & Designs : Macmilan India Kanter : Managing with Information, P H New Delhi Rajaraman,V., Introduction to Information Technology, 2003 PHI. Hunt, R., J. Shelley, Computers and Commonsense, Prentice Hall of India, 2002. Leon A. and Leon M., Fundamentals of Information Technology, Leon, Vikas 2002 Software manuals. Sinha, Pradeep K. and Preeti Sinha, Foundation of Computing, BPB Publication, 2003. Basandra, Suresh K., Management Information System, Wheeler Publication, New Delhi. Kumar, Muneesh, Business Information System, Vikas Publishing House, 1998. Bharihoke, Deepak, Fundaments of Information Technology, Excel Book, 2000. Saxena, Sanjay, A First Course in Computers, Vikas Publishing House, 1998. Fizgerald & Dennis Wiley, Business Data Communication and Networking. Rajaraman , V., Analysis and design of information Systems, 2003 PHI. Sadagopan, S., Management Information Systems, 2003 PHI. Laudon, Kenneth C. and Jane P. Laudon, Management Information Systems, 2003