Jan 2019: Data Base Management System

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Partha Pratim Das
Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur
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Post graduate
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20 Hours
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10 Hours
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Yes, after passing all tests.
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Databases form the backbone of all major applications today – tightly or loosely coupled, intranet or internet based, financial, social, administrative, and so on. Structured Database Management Systems (DBMS) based on relational and other models have long formed the basis for such databases. Consequently, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase etc. have emerged as leading commercial systems while MySQL, PostgreSQL etc. lead in open source and free domain. While DBMS’s differ in details, they share a common set of models, design paradigms and a Structured Query Language (SQL). In this background the course would examine data structures, file organizations, concepts and principles of DBMS’s, data analysis, database design, data modeling, database management, data & query optimization, and database implementation. More specifically, the course introduces relational data models; entity-relationship modeling, SQL, data normalization, and database design. It would also introduce query coding practices using MySQL (or any other open system) through various assignments. Design of simple multi-tier client/server architectures based and Web-based database applications will also be introduced.
  • Students from all disciplines can enroll for this course.
  • Knowledge of Programming
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
CORE/ELECTIVE: Core / Elective Course. DBMS is core in some curriculum and elective for the rest

UG/PG : UG / PG. This is a first level course. It can be taken at PG level if not covered at UG level.

DBMS is so fundamental that all companies dealing with systems as well as application development (including web, IoT, embedded systems) have a need for the same. These include – 
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Xerox
  • Yahoo
  • Google
  • IBM
  • TCS
  • Infosys
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart, etc. 

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Partha Pratim Das


Prof. Partha Pratim Das received his BTech, MTech and PhD degrees in 1984, 1985 and 1988 respectively from IIT Kharagpur. He served as a faculty in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur from 1988 to 1998. In 1998, he joined Alumnus Software Ltd as a Business Development Manager. From 2001 to 2011, he worked for Interra Systems, Inc. as a Senior Director and headed its Kolkata Center. In 2011, he joined back to Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur as Professor. Dr. Das has also served as a Visiting Professor with Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University from 2003 to 2013.
Dr. Das is currently the Head of Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, the Professor-inCharge of the upcoming Research Park of IIT Kharagpur at Rajarhat, Kolkata, and the Joint Principal Investigator of National Digital Library of India project of MHRD.
Dr. Das has taught several courses in Computer Science including Software Engineering, Object-Oriented Systems, Programming and Data Structure, Compiler Design, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Information System Design, Database Management Systems, Computational Geometry, Principles of Programming Languages, Embedded Systems, and Image Processing. Jointly with 2 others, he has also offered a course on Introduction to Design of Algorithms under the T10KT program of NME-ICT, MHRD (https://www.facebook.com/t10kt.algorithms/) to nearly 7000 teachers. Further, Dr. Das has been offering Programming in C++ and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in NPTEL-NOC. Both courses are regularly attended by thousands of students.

Dr. Das has published over 40 technical papers in international journals in areas of Digital Geometry, Image Processing, Parallel Computing and Knowledge-based Systems. In 2013 he has co-authored a research monograph titled Digital Geometry in Image Processing (CRC Press). His current interests include Human-Computer Interactions, Computer Analysis of Indian Classical Dance, Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design, Software Engineering, Compiler Technology, and Technology Enabled Learning. Dr. Das is a member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI).  

Week 1: Course Overview. Introduction to RDBMS 
Week 2: Structured Query Language (SQL) 
Week 3: Relational Algebra. Entity-Relationship Model  
Week 4: Relational Database Design
Week 5: Application Development. Case Studies. Storage and File Structure 
Week 6: Indexing and Hashing. Query Processing
Week 7: Query Optimization. Transactions (Serializability and Recoverability) 
Week 8: Concurrency Control. Recovery Systems. Course Summarization.


1. Text Books / Basic Material
      – Database System Concepts by Abraham Silberschatz, Henry F.
         Korth, and S. Sudarshan, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2010.
      – Presentations used in the Course 
2. Reference (Advanced) Material
    This is a first level course. So the textbook would be the primary resource also for the advanced chapters. In addition, some references will
    be specified for every topic during the course.

    • The exam is optional for a fee.
    • Date of Exam: April 27th 2019 (Saturday).
    • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


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