Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

3 & 4 CRV results announced

3 & 4 semester CRV results of July 2008 examinations are announced Download.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Syllabus of 6th Semester Information Science: 2002 Scheme.

Old Scheme syllabus copy and Course-Info of ISE (2002 Scheme) is available.
You can download from following link:
Syllabus

Saturday, November 22, 2008

VTU reval fails to pass muster.

Courtesy:Bangalore Mirror.

VTU reval fails to pass muster

An engineering student at Visvesvaraya Technological University gets 68 marks in a subject but his mark card shows 17. The university then keeps the student, who has applied for revaluation, on tenterhooks for an agonising two months and forces him to shell out about Rs 1000, all for no fault of his!

The photo copy which says the student has secured 68 marks
Politicians and bureaucrats are our favourite whipping boys for all the real and imagined wrongs in society, so it comes as a shock to realise that universities are not so sacrosanct afterall. Their workings are often inscrutable and byzantine and students’ concerns are rarely their priority.

Ponder this: How much does it cost to get 18 sheets of paper photocopied? A maximum of Rs 18 assuming you pay Re 1 per copy. However, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) collects a fee of Rs 550 from students who seek photocopies of their answer scripts.Sadly, students have to pay up even when it is the university’s fault.

68 TURNS 17
On Sept 14, the VTU announced the results of fourth semester BE course. Prashanth (name changed for obvious reasons), who had fared well throughout his engineering course, found he had failed in one of the subjects.

He was shocked, even shattered, for he had never seen a fail under his name till this day. He promptly applied for a photocopy of his answer script. After around two months of nail-biting anxiety, the time VTU takes to photocopy 18 pages of your answer paper, the copy he got revealed 68 marks written clearly by the evaluator in
big bold letters.

How did 68 become 17 in the final result? Nobody knows. Whom to ask? Nobody knows. What happens to the Rs 550 (photocopy fees) plus Rs 450 (revaluation fees)? Again, nobody knows. And then, what about the mental agony the student had to undergo as a consequence of the wrong result?

MORE GLARING ERRORS
Another such case (scores of cases happen every year and go unreported), is of a BE fifth-semester student Sushanto K R (name changed), who got just 14 marks for a certain paper. Aghast, he applied for a photocopy and revaluation of his answer sheet. The photocopy showed 63 marks, but the revaluation saw only a four marks increase, which made it 18. Now his only option is to go in for a challenge-revaluation that costs Rs 5,000.

VARSITY HARDLY CARES
What’s happening to all the money? Why are the students repeatedly paying for errors that are clearly committed due to the university’s negligence? God knows. The university’s attitude seems to be: It doesn’t matter that the fault is solely and completely ours. Keep coughing up money if you want to see any justice done by us. Period.

There have been a lot of complaints about the VTU’s sins of omission and commission. There is hard evidence too of all this in the form of answer sheets and final mark cards, but all this has never made the University mend its ways.
Tomorrow, if we see a headline about a bright student committing suicide on seeing a fail certificate under his name, we will debate and discuss over our morning tea the cowardly acts of students nowadays. Sure the student is to blame, but should he be the only one?

DELAYED REIMBURSEMENT
An engineering college principal said, “The revaluation fee is Rs 450 and challenge-evaluation fee is Rs 5,000. If a student gets 16 or more marks after revaluation, he is entitled for 60 per cent refund. In case, if he wants to go for challenge-evaluation, then also he gets only 60 per cent money back. In any case, a student is set to lose 40 per cent of money for the officials’ mistake. Moreover, the student can get back the money only after a wait of a couple of months”.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Engineering Physics [06PHY12].

Courtesy: Satheesh Kumar, SNMJCE, Bangalore.

Course Description

06PHY12: Engineering Physics provides students with a fundamental knowledge of physics, together with problem-solving skills, and an understanding of many fundamental concepts of physics required for engineers seeking innovative careers in today's technological age. The chapters covered in this course are Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrical Conductivity in Metals, Dielectric & Magnetic Properties of Materials, Lasers, Superconductivity & Optical Fibers, Crystal Structure and Material Science.

Course Requirements

  • A pre-university level knowledge of physics, preferably of Halliday & Resnick standards.
  • A basic knowledge of calculus and trigonometry.
  • Interest to learn and enjoy life!

Syllabus

Engineering Physics/06PHY12 contains two parts and each part with 4 chapters. The detailed syllabus in .pdf format can be downloaded from here.

Part A

1. Modern Physics

2. Quantum Mechanics

3. Electrical Conductivity in Metals

4. Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Part B

5. Lasers

6. Superconductivity and Optical Fibers

7. Crystal Structure

8. Material Science


Lecture Notes

The lecture notes will be made available here as and when the particular chapter is taught in the classroom. The notes are tailor-made for VTU syllabus and any student interested in exploring more is advised to consult the books by original authors. Such students may also meet me during their free time for learning more. You can download the .pdf files by clicking on the following links.

Part A

1. Modern Physics

2. Quantum Mechanics

3. Electrical Conductivity in Metals

4. Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Part B

5. Lasers

6. Superconductivity and Optical Fibers

7. Crystal Structure

8. Material Science

Assignments

The assignments will be made available here as and when the particular chapter is taught in the classroom. The student should finish the assignment by 4.00PM of the deadline date. The students have the choice of submitting either in hard copy by person or can send soft-copy by e-mail.

Assignment 1
Assignment 2

Exams

There will be two internal tests each for 50 marks and one end-semester exam for 100 marks which will be conducted by VTU. The internal tests will be scaled to 25 marks. So the entire theory-part amounts to 125 marks. One internal practical exam for 25 marks and one end-semester practical exam for 50 marks which makes lab-part 75 marks. Hence, the total course will be for 200 marks.

The question papers of the internal testes along with the answers will be made available here as and when the particular test/exam is over. You can download the .pdf files by clicking on the following links.

The past VTU question papers are available here.
Scheme Academic Year Semester
Present Syllabus 2007-08 Winter Summer
2006-07 Winter Summer
Old Syllabus 2005-06 Winter Summer
2004-05 Winter Summer
2003-04 Winter Summer
2002-03 Winter Summer


Friday, November 14, 2008

B.E/B.Tech VI semester RV/RT Results of all regions announced

B.E/B.Tech VI semester RV/RT Results of all regions announced.Use sidebar to access the results.

Last Date for applying for Challenge Revaluation for B.E/B.Tech VI Semester is :19-November-2008

Last date for applying for Challenge revaluation for B.E/B.Tech II and IV semesters is on or before 08-November-2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

VTU ODD SEMESTER CALENDAR FOR 2008-2009.

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B.E/B.Tech VI semester Revaluation Results announced for Belgaum & Gulbarga regions.


B.E/B.Tech VI semester Revaluation Results announced for Belgaum & Gulbarga regions : EC,TE,BM,MZ,IT Results will be announced shortly.
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B.E/B.Tech V semester Revaluation results announced for all regions.

B.E/B.Tech V semester Revaluation results announced for all regions.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

B.E/B.Tech V semester Revaluation results announced for Belgaum, Gulbarga and Mysore regions

B.E/B.Tech V semester Revaluation results announced for Belgaum, Gulbarga and Mysore region. Result can be accesed from the sidebar.

B.E/B.Tech III and IV sem revaluation results of all regions announced

B.E/B.Tech III and IV sem reval results of all regions announced. Result can be seen using the sidebar.

Monday, November 3, 2008

B.E/B.Tech III sem all regions and IV sem Belgaum and Gulbarga region results announced.

B.E/B.Tech III sem all regions and IV sem Belgaum and Gulbarga region results announced. To check enter your USN No. in the sidebar.