Data Communication

Course Name: 

Data Communication (CS255 )


B.Tech (CSE)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Physical Layer and Media: Data and Signals, Digital Transmission, Analog Transmission, Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading, Transmission Media, Switching, Using Telephone and Cable Networks for Data Transmission. Data Link Layer: Error Detection and Correction, Data Link Control, Multiple Access, Wired LANs: Ethernet, Wireless LANs, Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual LANs, Wireless WANs: Cellular Telephone and Satellite Networks, Virtual-Circuit Networks: Frame Relay and ATM.


Behrouz A Forouzan, Data Communications and Networking, 5th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2013.
William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications, 10th Edition, Pearson, 2013.
James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking – A Top Down Approach, 6th Edition, Pearson, 2017.


Computer Science and Engineering

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Dr. Manu Basavaraju
Head of the Department
Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474053
Email: hodcse[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in


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