Union Public Service Commission revised the scheme and syllabus of engineering discipline which is going to be implemented from the Engineering Service Examination-2017. Committee formed by Union Public Service Commission recommended several changes. Government convey its approval.     
Following Structural changes in the scheme and syllabi of the Engineering Services Examination to be implemented from the year 2017 onward.
Stage-I :
Engineering         Services        (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers)
Paper-I :
{Common    for   all
General Studies and
Engineering Aptitude Paper
2 hours duration
200 Marks (max.)
Paper-II :
Engineering Disciplinespecific
3 hours duration
300 Marks (max.)
Stage-I :
500 Marks (max.)
Minimum   Qualifying   Marks   for   each   Paper   should   be   at   the discretion of the Commission.
Only those candidates  qualifying  at this Stage to be permitted  to appear for Stage-II examination
Stage-II :
Engineering            Services            (Mains/StageII)) Examination (Conventional Type Papers)
Paper-I :
Engineering Disciplinespecific
3 hours duration
300 Marks (max.)
Paper-II :
Engineering Disciplinespecific
3 hours duration
300 Marks (max.)
Stage-II :
600 Marks (max.)
Stage-I + StageII
1100 Marks (max.)
Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination
Stage-III :
Personality Test
200 Marks (max.)
Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III
Grand Total
1300 Marks (max.)
Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage I + Stage II + Stage III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam. Thus the marks secured by the candidates in the Stage-I (Objective type papers) of the Engineering Services Examination should be added to the marks secured in the Stage-II (Conventional type papers) of the Examination   and  Stage-III  (Personality   Test)  and  accordingly,   such marks secured by the candidates in Stage-I should also be counted for merit.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
(Stage I Paper I, Objective type, Common to all Candidates, 2 hours duration, 200 Marks maximum)
The questions from the following Topics will be set in Paper-I of Stage-I
1.        Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
2.        Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
3.        Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
4.        General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
5.        Standards    and    Quality    practices    in    production,    construction, maintenance and services
6.        Basics  of  Energy  and  Environment   :  Conservation,   environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
7.        Basicsof Project Management
8.        Basics of Material Science and Engineering
9.        Information  and  Communication  Technologies  (ICT)  based  tools  and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education.
10.      Ethicsand values in Engineering profession
The paper in General  Studies  and Engineering  Aptitude  will include Knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected from an engineering graduate, without special study.
Questions from all the 10 topics mentioned above shall be set. Marks for each Topic may rangefrom 5% to 15% of the total marks in the paper.

Contents for syllabi of both the Papers togetherfor Stage-I objective type
Paper–II and separately for StageII Conventional type Paper-I and Paper II
1.  Building Materials:
Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic   Admixtures,   Timber,   Bricks   and   Aggregates:   Classification, properties and selection criteria;
Cement:   Types,  Composition,   Properties,   Uses,  Specifications   and
various  Tests; Lime & Cement  Mortars and Concrete:  Properties  and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning  of aggregates and methods of mix design.
2.  Solid Mechanics:
Elastic  constants,  Stress,  plane  stress,  Strains,  plane  strain,  Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
3.  Structural Analysis:
Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments  and  shear  force,  concept  of  bending  and  shear  stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom  system;  Suspended  Cables;  Concepts  and use of Computer Aided Design.
4.  Designof Steel Structures:
Principles   of   Working   Stress   methods,   Design   of   tension   and compression  members,  Design  of  beams  and  beam  column connections, builtup sections, Girders,Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
5.  Designof Concrete and Masonry structures:
Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations,  Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials  and  methods;  Earthquake   resistant  design  of  structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
6.  Construction Practice, Planning and Management:
Construction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of   works;   Tendering   Process   and   Contract   Management,   Quality Control, Productivity,  Operation Cost;   Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.

1.  Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power: (a)         Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow:
Fluid properties;  Dimensional  Analysis  and Modeling;  Fluiddynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.
(b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power
Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
2.  Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data  analysis;  Streams  and  their  gauging;  River  morphology;  Flood, drought and their management;Capacity of Reservoirs.
Water  Resources  Engineering  :  Multipurpose  uses  of  Water,  River
basins  and  their  potential;  Irrigation  systems,  water  demand assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their  design;  Concepts  in  canal  design,  construction  &  maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.
3.  Environmental Engineering: (a)  Water Supply Engineering:
Sources, Estimation, qualitystandards and testingof water and their
treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical   and   biological   characteristics   and   sources   of   water, Pollutants  in  water  and  its  effects,  Estimation  of  water  demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.
(b) Waste Water Engineering:
Planning  & design of domestic waste water, sewage collection  and disposal;  Plumbing  Systems.  Components  and  layout  of sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge  management  including  treatment,  disposal  and  reuse  of treated  effluents;  Industrial  waste  waters  and  Effluent  Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.
(c)  Solid Waste Management:
Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management  system;  Disposal  system,  Beneficial  aspects  of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.
(d) Air, Noise pollution and Ecology:
Concepts & general methodology.
4.  Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering :
(a) Geo-technical  Engineering:  Soil  exploration   planning  &  methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and interrelationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance,   Earthpressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo-synthetics.

(b)Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity,settlement  analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis,Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.
5.  Surveying and Geology:
(a) Surveying:    Classification    of   surveys,    various   methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges,road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves.
(b) Geology: Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.
6.  TransportationEngineering:
Highways Planning & construction methodology, Alignment and geometric  design;  Traffic  Surveys  and Controls;  Principles  of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.
Tunneling   Alignment,  methods  of  construction,  disposal  of  muck,
drainage, lighting and ventilation.
Railways Systems Terminology, Planning, designs and maintenance practices; track modernization.
Harbours Terminology, layouts and planning.
Airports Layout, planning & design. ooOOOoo

Contents for syllabi of both the Papers togetherfor Stage-I objective type
Paper–IIand separately for StageII Conventional type Paper-I and Paper II
1.  Fluid Mechanics:
Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy,   Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.
2.  Thermodynamics and Heat transfer:
Thermodynamicsystems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth,  First and Second  Laws of Thermodynamics;  Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic  cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures.
Modes of heat transfer,Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat  transfer,  Radiative  heat  transfer    Radiation  heat  transfer  coefficient;   boiling   and   condensation,   Heat   exchanger   performance analysis
3.  IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning:
SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics   and   testing   of   IC   Engines;   Fuels;   Emissions   and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices,  Other  types  of refrigeration  systems  like  Vapour  Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.
4.  Turbo Machinery:
Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines,  velocity  diagrams,  Impulse  and  Reaction  principles,  Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines,   Reciprocating   and   Rotary   Compressors      Theory   and Applications
5.  Power Plant Engineering:
Rankine  andBrayton  cycles with regeneration  and reheat,  Fuels and their properties,  Flue gas analysis,  Boilers,  steam  turbines  and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators   and cooling towers their theory and design, types and applications;
6.  Renewable Sourcesof Energy:
Solar  Radiation,  Solar  Thermal  Energy  collection    Flat  Plate  and focusing  collectors  their  materials  and  performance.  Solar  Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic  Conversion;  Harnessing  of Wind Energy,  Biomass and Tidal Energy Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.

7.  Engineering Mechanics:
Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Dynamics;   Stresses   and   Strains-Compound   Stresses   and   Strains, Bending  Moment  and  Shear  Force  Diagrams,   Theory  of  Bending Stresses-Slope   and   deflection-Torsion,   Thin   and   thick   Cylinders, Spheres.
8.  Engineering Materials:
Basic Crystallography, Alloysand Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous  and  Non  Ferrous  Metals,  Non  metallic  materials,  Basics  of Nanomaterials,  Mechanical  Properties  and  Testing,  Corrosion prevention and control
9.  echanisms and Machines:
Types  of  Kinematics  Pair,  Mobility,  Inversions,  Kinematic  Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration  Analysis of Planar Mechanisms,  CAMs with uniform   acceleration   and   retardation,   cycloidal   motion,   oscillating followers;  Vibrations  –Free  and  forced  vibration  of  undamped  and damped   SDOF  systems,   Transmissibility   Ratio,  Vibration   Isolation, Critical  Speed  of Shafts.  Gears Geometry  of toothprofiles,  Law of gearing, Involute profile, Interference, Helical, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear  Trains Simple,  compound  and  Epicyclic;  Dynamic  Analysis  Slider crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating  masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircrafts, Governors.
10. Design of Machine Elements:
Design for staticand dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the SN diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as  riveted,  welded  and  bolted  joints.  Shafts,  Spur  gears,  rolling  and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels.
11. Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering:
Metal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining and machine tool operations,   Limits,   fits   and   tolerances,   Metrology   and   inspection, computer  Integrated  manufacturing,   FMS,  Production   planning  and Control, Inventory control and operations research – CPM-PERT. Failure concepts and characteristicsReliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition,  Fault Detection, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Noise Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.
12.     Mechatronics and Robotics:
Microprocessors  and Microcontrollers:  Architecture,  programming,  I/O,
Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Sensors and actuators,   Piezoelectric   accelerometer,   Hall   effect   sensor,   Optical Encoder, Resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control Systems- Mathematical modeling of Physical systems,   control  signals,  controllability   and  observability.   Robotics, Robot Classification,  Robot Specification,  notation;  Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot

Contents for syllabi of both the Papers togetherfor Stage-I objective type
Paper–II and separately for StageII Conventional type Paper-I and Paper II

1.  Engineering Mathematics


Matrix theory, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, system of linear equations, Numerical methods for solution of non-linear algebraic equationsand differential  equations,  integral  calculus,  partial  derivatives,  maxima  and minima, Line, Surface and Volume Integrals.   Fourier series, linear, non- linear and partial differential equations, initial and boundary value problems, complex   variables,   Taylor’s   and   Laurents   series,   residue   theorem, probability   and   statistics   fundamentals,    Sampling   theorem,   random variables, Normal and Poisson distributions, correlation and regression analysis.
2.  Electrical Materials
Electrical Engineering Materials, crystal structures and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials basics, properties and applications; ferrities,   ferromagnetic materials and components; basics of solid   state   physics,   conductors;   Photoconductivity;   Basics   of   Nano materials and Superconductors.
3.  Electric Circuits and Fields
Circuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Nortons, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, transient response of DC and AC networks,  Sinusoidal  steady state analysis,  basic filter concepts,  two-port networks,   three   phase   circuits,   Magnetically   coupled   circuits,   Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions,  Amperes  and Biot-Savart’s  laws; inductance, dielectrics, capacitance; Maxwell’s equations.
4.  Electrical and Electronic Measurements:
Principles of measurement, accuracy,precision and standards; Bridges and potentiometers; moving coil, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments,  measurement  of voltage,  current,  power,  energy  and power factor, instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multimeters, phase, time and frequency measurement,  Q-meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders,  error analysis,  Basics of sensors, Transducers,  basics of data acquisition systems
5.  Computer Fundamentals:
Number systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data represenation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking,   virtual   memory,   file   systems;   Elements   of   programming languages, typical examples.
6. Basic Electronics Engineering:
Basics   of   Semiconductor   diodes   and   transistors   and   characteristics, Junction  and field effect transistors  (BJT,  FET and MOSFETS),  different types of transistor  amplifiers,  equivalent  circuits and frequency  response; oscillators and other circuits, feedback amplifiers.

1.  Analog and Digital Electronics:
Operational amplifiers characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi-vibrators,  sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, basics of filter circuits and applications, simple active filters; Microprocessor basics- interfaces and applications, basics of linear integrated   circuits;   Analog   communication    basics,   Modulation   and   demodulation,  noise and bandwidth,  transmitters  and receivers,  signal to noise ratio,  digital  communication  basics,  sampling,  quantizing,  coding,  frequency and time domain multiplexing, power line carrier communication systems.
2.  Systems and Signal Processing :
Representation  of continuous  and  discrete-time  signals,  shifting  and  scaling operations,  linear,  time-invariant  and causal  systems,  Fourier  series representation  of continuous  periodic signals, sampling  theorem,  Fourier and Laplace transforms, Z transforms, Discrete Fourier transform, FFT, linear convolution,  discrete  cosine  transform,  FIR  filter,  IIR  filter,  bilinear transformation.
3.  Control Systems:
Principles  of  feedback,  transfer  function,  block  diagrams  and  signal  flow graphs, steadystate errors, transforms and their applications; Routhhurwitz criterion, Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, root loci, lag, lead and leadlag compensation,  stability  analysis,  transient  and  frequency  response  analysis, state  space  model,  state  transition  matrix,  controllability  and  observability, linear state variable feedback, PID and industrial controllers.
4.  Electrical Machines :
Single  phase  transformers,  three  phase  transformers   connections,  parallel operation,  auto-transformer,   energy  conversion  principles,  DC  machines  types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Induction motors principles, types, performance  characteristics,  starting  and speed  control,  Synchronous machines   performance,  regulation,  parallel  operation  of  generators,  motor starting, characteristics and applications, servo and stepper motors.
5.  Power Systems :
Basic power generation concepts, steam, gas and water turbines, transmission line models and performance, cable performance, insulation, corona and radio interference,  power factor correction,  symmetrical  components,  fault analysis, principles   of  protection   systems,   basics  of  solid  state  relays  and  digital protection;  Circuit breakers, Radial and ring-main  distribution  systems, Matrix representation   of  power  systems,  load  flow  analysis,  voltage  control  and economic operation, System stability concepts, Swing curves and equal area criterion. HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts, Concepts of power system dynamics, distributed  generation,  solar and wind power, smart grid concepts, environmental implications, fundamentals of power economics.
6.  Power Electronics and Drives :
Semiconductor  power diodes, transistors,  thyristors,  triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of operation, triggering circuits, phase control rectifiers, bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled, principles  of choppers  and inverters,  basis concepts  of adjustable  speed  dc and ac drives, DC-DC switched mode converters, DC-AC switched mode converters,  resonant  converters,  high  frequency  inductors  and  transformers, power supplies.

Contents for syllabi of both the Papers togetherfor Stage-I objective type
Paper–IIand separately for StageII Conventional type Paper-I and Paper II
1.  BasicElectronics Engineering:
Basics of semiconductors;  Diode/Transistor  basics and characteristics; Diodes  for  different  uses;  Junction  &  Field  Effect  Transistors  (BJTs, JFETs,  MOSFETs);  Transistor  amplifiers  of different  types,  oscillators and other circuits; Basics of Integrated Circuits (ICs); Bipolar, MOS and CMOS ICs; Basics of linear ICs, operational amplifiers and their applications-linear/non-linear;  Optical sources/detectors;  Basics of Opto electronics and its applications.
2.  BasicElectrical Engineering:
DC circuits-Ohm’s  &Kirchoff’s  laws, mesh and nodal analysis,  circuit theorems;  Electromagnetism,  Faraday’s  & Lenz’s laws, induced  EMF and its uses; Single-phase AC circuits; Transformers, efficiency; Basics- DC   machines,   induction   machines,   and   synchronous   machines; Electrical power sources- basics: hydroelectric,  thermal, nuclear, wind, solar; Basics of batteries and their uses.
3.  Materials Science:
Electrical  Engineering  materials;  Crystal  structure  &defects;  Ceramic materials-structures, composites, processing and uses; Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties and uses; Magnetic materials,  basics,  classification,  ferrites,  ferro/paramagnetic  materials and components;      Nano materialsbasics, preparation, purification, sintering, nano particles and uses;   Nanooptical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity,uses.
4.  Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation:
Principles of measurement,  accuracy, precision and standards; Analog and   Digital   systems   for   measurement,   measuring   instruments   for different applications; Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems,  errors,  statistical  analysis  and  curve  fitting;  Measurement systems for non-electrical quantities; Basics of telemetry; Differenttypes of transducers and displays; Data acquisition system basics.
5.  Network Theory:
Network graphs & matrices; Wye-Delta transformation; Linear constant coefficient differential equations- time domain analysis of RLCcircuits; Solution  of  network  equations  using  Laplace  transforms-  frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; 2port network parameters-driving point
&  transfer  functions;       State  equations  for  networks;  Steady  state sinusoidal analysis.
6.  Analogand Digital Circuits:
Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS and FETs; Diode circuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits; Analysis/design of amplifier- single/multi-stage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers,  wave shaping,  A/D-D/A  converters;  Boolean Algebra& uses; Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits;     Basics     of     multiplexers,     counters/registers/     memories
/microprocessors, design& applications.

1.  Analogand Digital Communication Systems:
Random signals, noise, probability theory, information theory; Analog versus digital communication & applications: Systems- AM, FM, transmitters/receivers,   theory/practice/   standards,   SNR   comparison; Digital   communication   basics:   Sampling,   quantizing,   coding,   PCM, DPCM, multiplexing-audio/video; Digital modulation: ASK, FSK,PSK; Multiple  access:  TDMA,  FDMA,  CDMA;  Optical  communication:  fibre optics, theory, practice/standards.
2.  Control Systems:
Classification of signals and systems; Application of signal and system theory; System realization;  Transforms&  their applications;  Signal flow graphs, Routh-Hurwitz  criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode  plots; Feedback systems-open   &close   loop   types,   stability   analysis,   steady   state, transient and frequency response analysis; Design of control systems, compensators,  elements  of lead/lag  compensation,  PID and industrial controllers.
3.  Computer Organization and Architecture:
Basic   architecture,   CPU,   I/O   organisation,   memory   organisation, peripheral devices,trends; Hardware /software issues; Data representation& Programming; Operating systems-basics, processes, characteristics, applications; Memory management, virtual memory, file systems,  protection  &  security;  Data  bases,  different  types, characteristics and design; Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
4.  Electro Magnetics:
Elements   of   vector   calculus,   Maxwell’s   equations-basic   concepts; Gauss’,   Stokes theorems; Wave propagation through differentmedia; Transmission Lines-different types, basics,Smith’s chart, impedance matching/transformation, S-parameters, pulse excitation, uses; Waveguides-basics, rectangular types, modes, cut-off frequency, dispersion,  dielectric  types;  Antennasradiation  pattern, monopoles/dipoles, gain, arrays-active/passive, theory, uses.
5.  Advanced Electronics Topics:
VLSI technology:   Processing, lithography, interconnects,packaging, testing; VLSI design: Principles, MUX/ROM/PLA-based design, Moore & Mealy   circuit   design;   Pipeline   concepts   &   functions;   Design   for testability, examples; DSP: Discrete time signals/systems,  uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses; Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems.
6.  Advanced Communication Topics:
Communication networks:Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security; Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, types, analysis,protocols (TCP/TCPIP); Microwave & satellite communication:  Terrestrial/space  type LOS systems, block schematics link calculations,system design; Communication satellites, orbits, characteristics,   systems,   uses;  Fibre-optic   communication   systems, block schematics, link calculations, system design.