National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India)
September 30 , 2013 to October 4th, 2013

Course Content Duration and Venue Teaching Faculty
Who Should Attend Note Course Fee
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Enrolled Participants

An important initiative has been taken by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur to work with Engineering Colleges in the country to enhance the teaching skills of our faculty colleagues in core Engineering and Science subjects. This is the second phase of Teach One Thousand Teachers programme run successfully earlier by IIT Bombay under the project called ‘Empowerment of Students and Teachers through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction,’ two-week ISTE workshops are conducted during the vacation periods in summer and winter. Participating teachers attend live lectures given by IIT faculty at a remote center close to their own college, and also attend tutorial and lab sessions conducted in the same centers. The lecture transmission and live interaction takes place in distance mode using the AVIEW technology through internet, at the selected remote centers across the country. This initiative is a part of the ‘National Mission on Education through ICT,’ which is supported by MHRD. Faculty coordinators are appointed at each remote centre to handle the technology infrastructure and other operational logistics. Additionally, for each workshop there will be a Faculty to be assigned as Workshop Coordinator for that subject, who will help in conducting laboratories and tutorials at each center.

We invite expert faculty from various remote centers to a five-day ‘Coordinators’ training workshop’ which is held in IIT, at least two months before the 10 day Main Workshop. The trained Coordinators then act as Workshop Coordinators during the main workshop, liaising between the participants at their Remote Centers and IIT, from where the workshop is transmitted live. During the main workshop, the Workshop Coordinator at every center supervises the tutorials and laboratories. All the lectures and tutorial sessions are recorded at IIT. The final edited audio-visual contents, along with other course material are released under Open Source. The contents can be freely used later by all teachers and students.

Since December 2009, two-week ISTE workshops were conducted on different subjects, namely "Effective teaching/ learning of Computer Programming," "Database Management Systems," "Basic Electronics," "Thermodynamics," "Software Development Techniques for Teachers of Engineering and Science Colleges," "Heat Transfer", "Solar Photovoltaics", "Introduction to Research Methodology", "Engineering Thermodynamics" ,"Analog Electronics" and "Research Methods in Education Technology." We have reached more than 45,000 teachers and helped them to enhance their teaching skills at around 324 distinct Remote Centers across the country.

In the backdrop of the success of these workshops, we now announce another two-week ISTE workshop on Signals & Systems during December 31, 2013 to January 10, 2014 (tentative). The corresponding Coordinators' workshop will be held during 30th September to 4th October, 2013.

One week Coordinators’ Workshop

The proposed Coordinators’ Workshop, to support the above, is being organized at IIT Kharagpur from 30th September to 4th  October 2013. This workshop will provide a complete orientation to the prospective Workshop Coordinators, on the methodology to be followed in this project. This will include the delivery and interaction mechanism of live lectures through the AVIEW and the local sessions of tutorials and labs. Since the final contents are meant to be adopted by most colleges across the country, this workshop will finalize the following for the subject of Signals and Systems:

(a) Definition of common syllabus to be covered.
(b) Graded coverage from simple to difficult levels for each topic and subtopic.
(c) Nature of tutorials, keeping the above gradation and the typical examination pattern in mind; but leading to the typical advanced levels reached in such subject teaching at the top institutions of the world.
(d) Discussion of laboratory environment and the experiments to be conducted.
(e) Use of the learning management system, audio-visual equipment, editing tools.
(f) Other logistic details for conducting the main workshop.

Course Content

Tentative syllabus to be followed for "Signal and Systems," is given below:

Introduction to Signals and Systems.
Properties, Definitions and Examples of Signals.
Continuous Time and Discrete Time Linear shift Invariant Systems.
System responses, Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, DTFT and DFT.
Laplace transforms, eigen functions, Poles and Zeroes.
State-space analysis, state transition matrix.
Sampling Theorem.
Application of Signals and Systems in Filtering and Communication.
Advanced topics : Short-time Fourier Transform and Wavelets

Duration and Venue

The duration of the workshop will be five days. It will start on Monday 30th September, 2013 and will end on Friday 4th October, 2013.

Venue: Kalidas Auditorium, IIT Kharagpur.

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Vikram M. Gadre, , , Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay,

Prof. Somnath Sengupta, , Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.

Who may benefit

The workshop is likely to benefit faculty colleagues who are willing to be prospective Workshop Coordinators for the larger workshop to be held during December 31, 2013 to January 10, 2014 (tentative). They should have experience in teaching subjects like Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Network Theory and Control Systems. They should be familiar with the syllabi and examination pattern of their own college or university. It is preferable that they have some experience in running ISTE / QIP workshops.

It is mandatory that the participant's Institute is well equipped to conduct the workshop through the internet, for a minimum of 30 participants.

It is also mandatory that the participants upload a document from the Heads of their institutes to the effect that the institute is willing to conduct the Main workshop during December 31, 2013 to January 10, 2014 (tentative).


Please note that this workshop is conducted under the CEP IIT Kharagpur. Live recording of the course and other created contents will be released under Open Source through a portal. The recorded CD/DVD of the course lectures will be available for distribution, at cost, to any individual or institution. All participants are required to sign an undertaking for such release of contents contributed by them during and after the workshop. The recognition and citation will naturally be made for all contributors.

Course Fee

Since the workshop is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India), there is no course fee for participation*.

* Travel fare reimbursement will be made for up to A/C 2-tier train fare on production of tickets. Local travel up to the nearest Railway Station will be restricted to Rs 250/- each way on production of proof. Air fare can be granted ONLY if

a) The participant is eligible to travel by air strictly as per Government of India norms. (find it out from your own institute)
b) The participant is from remote regions like North-East India or Jammu & Kashmir.


Shared Guest House accommodation with standard boarding will be provided free to the participants, depending on availability, from the evening of Sunday 29th September, 2013 (arrival) to the morning of Saturday, 5th October, 2013 (departure). Due to limited number of rooms, participants are asked not to bring family members and kindly do not make such requests.

How to Apply

Those wishing to attend this course should register online  

Due to limited seats, registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email and the registration status will be updated in website. Enrolment will be strictly online.

23th August, 2013

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Address for Communication:

Admin Team,
Project "EIT", IIT Kharagpur
Vikramshila Building
Ground floor, Kalidas Auditorium
IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302
Tel: +91 3222 281497/ 281070