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Programming in Python

Dibrugarh University and CEC via Swayam


This course covers two aspects of programming i.e. solving the problem using different techniques like algorithm, flowchart and decision table and then writing the programs using the syntax of Python language to obtain the computer solution to the problem. Python is a simple and easy to understand language. It is a great language to start as a beginner and then to scale up to professional programmer. This course will help enhancing the problem solving skills of the undergraduate student using the python language.


Week 1: Planning the Computer Program: Concept of problem solving, Problem definition, Program design, Debugging, Types of errors in programming, Documentation.

Week 2:Techniques of Problem Solving: Flowcharting, decision table, algorithms, Structured programming concepts, Programming methodologies viz. top-down and bottom-up programming.

Week 3:Introduction to Python: Structure of a Python Program, Elements of Python, Python Interpreter, Using Python as calculator, Python shell, Indentation. Atoms, Identifiers and keywords, Literals, Strings and Operators.

Week 4:Conditional Statements and Looping: Branching, Looping, Conditional Statement, Exit function, Difference between break, continue and pass.

Week 5:String Manipulation: Understanding string, Accessing Strings, Basic Operations, String slices, Function and Methods.

Week 6:List: Introduction to list, Accessing list, list operations, Working with lists, Function and Methods.

Week 7:Tuples:Introduction to tuple, Accessing tuples, Operations, Working, Functions and Methods.

Week 8:Dictionary:Introduction to dictionaries, Accessing values in dictionaries, Working with dictionaries, Properties, Functions.

Week 9:Python Functions: Defining a function, Calling a function, Types of functions, Function Arguments, Anonymous functions, Global and local variables, Organizing python codes using functions.

Week 10:Python Modules: Organizing python projects into modules, Importing own module as well as external modules, Understanding Packages, modules and external packages.

Week 11:Input-Output: Printing on screen , Reading data from keyboard , Opening and closing file , Reading and writing files , Functions.

Week 12:Exception Handling: Introduction to Exception, Exception Handling, Except clause, Try ? finally clause, User Defined Exceptions.

Taught by

Dr. Rizwan Rehman



5.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Best course to learn the basics of python programming. Covers all the core concepts of python programming. Course also includes the concept of problem solving using techniques like algorithms, flowcharts etc. Overall a good course to begin with.
  • Anonymous
    A nice course for learning core python programming. I had a great time learning python programming through this course.
  • Anonymous
    Loved the way course is delivered. Very engaging and course is delivered in a very easy to understand format.

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