Electronics is the application of devices controlling the flow of electrons. The nonlinear  behaviour of active components and their ability to control electron flows makes amplification of weak signals possible. Electronics is widely used in information processing, telecommunication, and signal processing. The ability of electronic devices to act as switches makes digital information processing possible. Interconnection technologies such as circuit boards electronics packaging technology and other varied forms of communication infrastructure complete circuit functionality and transform the mixed components into a regular working.

This course covers the basics of Electronics which helps students to learn and understand the concept clearly

Learning Outcomes:    At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles and construction of diodes and transistors.

  2. Describe the properties of the basic components of electronics.

  3. Understand the applications of Electronics in daily life


Semiconductor Diode And Applications: Semiconductor Diode, Characteristics Curves, DC & AC resistance, Diode Equivalent circuit, Series and Parallel Diode configuration with DC load, Rectification, Half and Full wave rectifier circuit with and without filter circuit, Zener Diode, Light emitting diode. Bipolar Junction Transistor: Transistor and transistor operation, Transistor Configurations (CB, CE, CC), Current amplification factors, Load line, and Operating Conditios, DC biasing (voltage divider bias C-E amplifier), Design of voltage divider bias C-E amplifier, Transistor switching network. Field Effect Transistors: Introduction of FETs, Construction and basic operation JFET, Characteristics and parameter of JFETs, JFETs biasing (voltage divider bias), The metal oxide semiconductor FET( MOSFET), MOSFET parameters and characteristics, Low and High frequency response of FET amplifiers. Negative Feedback Amplifiers: Negative feedback amplifiers, General characteristics of Negative feedback amplifiers, Classification of negative feedback amplifiers, voltage series feedback amplifier. Integrated amplifier: The Differential amplifier (modes of operation, common mode rejection ratio), Operational Amplifier and its parameters, Op-amp configuration with negative feedback, Op-amp applications ( voltage summing, voltage buffer, voltage comparators), Op-amp as differentiator and integrator. Oscillators: Oscillator Principles and conditions for oscillation, Oscillator with LC feedback circuits, Transistor RC phase shift oscillator, Crystal oscillators, UJT relaxation oscillator, Multivibrators, Schmitt trigger.

Recommended Books:

  • Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory By Robert Boylastad and Louis Nashelsky, Prentice Hall, (2002).

  • Principles of Electric Circuits by T.L Floyd, .E. Merrill Pub. Co, (1981).

  • Integrated Electronics by J. Millman & C.C. Halkias, McGraw Hill, (2008).

  • Electronic Devices by T.L. Floyd, Merril Publishing Company Columbus (1988).

  • Electronic Principles by A.P. Malvino, , Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi (1988).

  • Electronic Devices & Circuits by D.B. Bell, Reston Publishing Company Inc., Virginia (1980).

  • Electronic; Design Circuit & Systems by C.J. Savant Jr. M.S. Roden, G.L. Carpenter, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co. California (1991).

  • Basic electronics by B. Grob, McGraw-Hill, (2003)


  • Sessional: 20 marks (Persentations , quiz, attendance)

  • Mid-Term Exam: 30 marks 

  • Final-Term Exam: 50 marks

Time of Class Meeting

BS V (Reg):  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00 am to 9:00 am)

BS V (SS):     Wednesday (2:00pm to 3:00 pm), Thursday (11:00am to 12:00 pm),  Friday (2:00pm to 3:00 pm),

Course Material