Operating System (2140702)   Old Code : 140702

4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Data structures( stack, queue, linked list, tree, graph), hashing, File structures, Any structured Programming Language (like C)


As a core subject of Computer Engineering/Information Technology, this course enables to understand importance of Operating System, its functionalities to manage resources of Computer and Peripherals, program development and its execution. Student will be made aware of Process Management, Memory Management, File Management and I/O Management in detail, which will be useful to them for Large Application Development in engineering field with emphasis given to Linux type of Open Source Operating System.

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

  1. Operating System Concepts (8th Edition) by Silberschatz, Peter B. Galvin and Greg Gagne, Wiley-Indian Edition (2010).
  2. Modern Operating Systems (Third Edition) by Andrew S Tanenbaum, Prentice Hall India (2008).
  3. Principles of Operating Systems by Naresh chauhan, Oxford Press (2014).
  4. Operating Systems by D.M. Dhamdhere, Tata McGraw Hill 2nd edition.
  5. Operating Systems (5th Ed) – Internals and Design Principles by William Stallings, Prentice Hall India, 2000
  6. UNIX Concepts and Applications(4th Edition)– by Sumitabha Das, Tata McGraw Hill.
  7. Unix Shell Programming – by Yashwant Kanetkar, BPB publications.

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.