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Introduction to Internet of Things

By Prof. Sudip Misra   |   IIT Kharagpur

Internet of Things (IoT) is presently a hot technology worldwide. Government, academia, and industry are involved in different aspects of research, implementation, and business with IoT. IoT cuts across different application domain verticals ranging from civilian to defence sectors. These domains include agriculture, space, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, water, and mining, which are presently transitioning their legacy infrastructure to support IoT. Today it is possible to envision pervasive connectivity, storage, and computation, which, in turn, gives rise to building different IoT solutions. IoT-based applications such as innovative shopping system, infrastructure management in both urban and rural areas, remote health monitoring and emergency notification systems, and transportation systems, are gradually relying on IoT based systems. Therefore, it is very important to learn the fundamentals of this emerging technology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : CSE, IT, ECE, EE, Instrumentation Engg, Industrial Engineering
PRE-REQUISITES : Basic programming knowledge


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1: Introduction to IoT: Part I, Part II, Sensing, Actuation, Basics of Networking: Part-I
    Week 2: Basics of Networking: Part-II, Part III, Part IV, Communication Protocols: Part I, Part II
    Week 3: Communication Protocols: Part III, Part IV, Part V, Sensor Networks: Part I, Part II
    Week 4: Sensor Networks: Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Machine-to-Machine Communications
    Week 5: Interoperability in IoT, Introduction to Arduino Programming: Part I, Part II, Integration of Sensors and Actuators with Arduino: Part I, Part II
    Week 6: Introduction to Python programming, Introduction to Raspberry Pi, Implementation of IoT with Raspberry Pi
    Week 7: Implementation of IoT with Raspberry Pi (contd), Introduction to SDN, SDN for IoT
    Week 8: SDN for IoT (contd), Data Handling and Analytics, Cloud Computing
    Week 9: Cloud Computing(contd), Sensor-Cloud
    Week 10: Fog Computing, Smart Cities and Smart Homes
    Week 11: Connected Vehicles, Smart Grid, Industrial IoT
    Week 12: Industrial IoT (contd), Case Study: Agriculture, Healthcare, Activity Monitoring


    1. "The Internet of Things: Enabling Technologies, Platforms, and Use Cases", by Pethuru Raj and Anupama C. Raman (CRC Press)
    2. "Internet of Things: A Hands-on Approach", by Arshdeep Bahga and Vijay Madisetti (Universities Press)
    3. Research papers


    Dr. Sudip Misra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Prior to this he was associated with Cornell University (USA), Yale University (USA), Nortel Networks (Canada) and the Government of Ontario (Canada). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. He has several years of experience working in the academia, government, and the private sectors in research, teaching, consulting, project management, architecture, software design and product engineering roles.

    His current research interests includes Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Networks, Learning Systems, and algorithm design for emerging communication networks. Dr. Misra is the author of over 260 scholarly research papers, including 140+ reputed journal papers. He has won seven research paper awards in different conferences. Recently, he and his students won Samsung Innovation Award and the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition. He was also awarded the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, California, USA. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General's Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India - Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award).

    Dr. Misra was also awarded the Canadian Government's prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany. Dr. Misra has been serving the editorial boards of distinguished journals such as the International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) and the IET Wireless Sensor Systems (UK). In the past, he served as the Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of the Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer), Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley), and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, IET Communications Journal, and the Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal (Elsevier).


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 17th November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched