EE 320: Principles of Communications

  1. Instructors: Ketan Rajawat
  2. Prerequisites: EE200 and MSO201 
  3. References: The following books should be available in the library:
    1. Fundamentals of Communications Systems, Michael P. Fitz, 1st Edition
    2. Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, B. P. Lathi, Z. Ding, 4th Edition
    3. Communication Systems, Simon Haykin, Michael Moher, 5th Edition
    4. Format (tentative)
      1. Major quizzes (20): best 2 out of 3, scheduled on 28-Aug-2018 (8am), TBA, TBA
      2. Mid-sem exam (25): schedule TBA
      3. End-sem exam (45): schedule TBA 
      4. Mini quizzes (10): held from 3:00-3:10 every Friday in respective TB rooms
    5. Time and place: L16, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at 8am, Tutorial at Friday 3pm
    6. This course will cover (approximately): 
      1. Energy and power signals, baseband-passband conversion
      2. Analog communication schemes: AM, FM, PAM
      3. Noise in communication systems
      4. Digital communication systems: quantization, PCM, line coding
      5. Other topics if time permits
    7. Section List: sections are as follows. The section assignment is tentative and may change after add-drop. 
      1. Section C1: Dr. Govind Sharma, TB103, Roll nos. 13454-160130
      2. Section C2: Dr. Pradeep Kumar K., TB104, Roll nos. 160131-160388
      3. Section C3: Dr. K. Vasudevan, TB105, Roll nos. 160389-160598
      4. Section C4: Dr. K. Rajawat, TB106, Roll nos. 160599-160831
    8. Office hours: Thursday, Friday, 11am
    9. Attendance policy: you are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials except for reasons beyond your control. Please apply for leave officially if you are planning to miss a class due to bonafide reasons. Students who miss more than 10 consecutive lectures will be automatically de-registered, as per DOAA policy. Students who miss more than 25 lectures will receive an F grade, regardless of their performance in the exams.  
    10. Grading Policy: Final grading will be relative. The minimum performance requirement for a passing grade is 20%. To be clear, obtaining 20% does not guarantee a passing grade but obtaining 19% guarantees a failing grade. Your marks in quizzes and exams will be updated regularly. Discrepancies, if any must be reported via email to your respective tutors within a week or so. The tutors/instructor is not responsible for uncollected quiz/exam copies beyond one week.   
    11. Regrading policy: You have the right to ask for regarding of a quiz/exam copy before the end of the class/tutorial session in which it is shown. Regrading may result in increase or decrease in your marks and you must accept the final marks given to you. No regrading requests for old exams/quizzes will be entertained. If you do not collect your copies in time, you forfeit the right to ask for regarding. Likewise, once you take your copy outside the tutorial room where it is shown, you cannot ask for regrading.  
    12. Policy regarding missed exams/quizzes: If you miss an examination due to approved medical leave or you have your leave approved by the competent authority at IIT Kanpur, following policy will be applied.  
      1. Missed Mid-semester/end-semester examinations: You will be allowed to sit in a make-up examination. However, the makeup examination will take place within a fortnight after the missed examination. It is your responsibility to contact the instructor (Ketan Rajawat: e-mail: for the make-up examination along with proof. If you fail to appear in the make-up examination, you will be awarded zero marks. The syllabus for the make-up examination will be the material covered up to one day before the make-up examination.  
      2. Missed quiz: No make-up examination will be allowed for missed tutorial mini-quiz regardless of the reason.  Your performance on the best two out of three major quizzes will be considered towards your final grade. There will be no make-up major quiz. 
    13. Marks distribution: The course consists of lectures and tutorials. A continuous evaluation policy is followed, wherein you will be graded every week in tutorials in addition to the major quizzes and exams. 
      S. NoComponentWeight
      1Major Quiz (3)20%
      2Midsem exam25%
      3Minor Quiz (10)10%
      4Endsem exam45%