Number Theory and Cryptography

Course Name: 

Number Theory and Cryptography (CO313)


B.Tech (CSE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Elementary number theory, Finite fields, Arithmetic and algebraic algorithms, Secret key and public key cryptography, Pseudo random bit generators, Block and stream ciphers,Hash functions and message digests, Public key encryption, Probabilistic encryption, Authentication, Digital signatures, Zero knowledge interactive protocols, Elliptic curve cryptosystems, Formal verification, Hard problems, Randomness and Pseudo randomness and Testing.


1. Koblitz N., "Course on Number Theory and Cryptography", Springer Verlag, 1986.
2. Menezes A., "Handbook of Applied Cryptography", CRC Press, 1996.
3. Ivan Niven, Herbert S. Zukerman, Hugh L.Montgomery, "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers".


Computer Science and Engineering

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Dr. Shashidhar G Koolagudi

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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