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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Programming Basics

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via edX


Basic concepts of computer programming are introduced, starting with the notion of an algorithm. Emphasis is on developing the ability to write programs to solve practical computational problems.

Topics include:

  • Algorithms
  • Elements of C/C++ programming languages
  • Basic data types
  • Sequential and conditional execution
  • Iterative solutions
  • Arrays, matrices and their applications
  • Functions
  • Sorting and searching
  • Elements of string processing
  • Introduction to pointers
  • Basics of Software Engineering
  • Structures
  • File Processing

Learners will read and understand many sample programs, and will have to write several on their own. This course deals with basic programming, and sets the foundation for solid programming practices for beginners.

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Computer Science XSeries Program:

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundations of Data Structures
  • Implementation of Data Structures
  • Algorithms

Taught by

Deepak B. Phatak



2.6 rating, based on 18 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Do not waste your time. Buy a C++ book and learn. You will be mixing C and C++ in this course. Very bad preparation. Boring lectures- reading from a screen. No exercises. Quiz and programming questions are those not taught in course. Disappointed.
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    Maha Veer
    This is not actually bad course but requires strong prerequisites
    Strong doesn't mean complete but at least need to know C basics and also few algorithms. This is simply typical Indian course where we try to give indepth knowledge in a shot. Sure this is not for beginners . I have some knowledge on C,java and took me few days to figure out whats going on with graded programming assignments, hope this review will help you
  • Anonymous
    Poorly conceived, poor delivery. Bland lectures. No worked out examples. Mixes c and c++, confusing. Get a good book on c/c++ rather than this course.
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    Rudrajyoti Das
    This course was a great experience. They start from scratch, and give an exact idea of how the computer works. However, this course is not for absolute beginners. The course goes a bit slow initially and speeds up towards the end. One may need to re-watch some videos to understand fully. But once understood, you will no longer be a beginner in coding.
  • Anonymous
    sir, please tell me.

    What is the eligibility of this course? and how would you rate this class?
  • Anonymous
    For now it's not worthy. It would be better if you wait for the third or fourth session. Too many things to improve...
  • Anonymous
    This is one of the good courses and don't believe in reviews but u need to spend time, watch and re-watch lectures but definitely worth it.
  • Anonymous
    This is one of the good courses and don't believe in reviews but u need to spend time, watch and re-watch lectures but definitely worth it.
  • The course teaches programming languages in the functional paradigm using SML. The material is at a level you'd find in third year at a top-tier university computer science program, so in that way it is a bargain, but it also means you will need to invest serious time in order to complete it. You will likely need the full month and 8-16 weekly hours as advertised, this isn't one of those MOOCs where you finish a week's module in a day (especially if you've never done functional programming before).
  • Course is very easy and it is useful everywhere . With the help of this certificate we can achieve our goal
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