Archive for December, 2011


National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning is one of the best online resources for leaning from the best faculty in India.  Another  online resource which is http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm is also  very popular. Recently MIT started a Free Online Certificate course MITx & STANFORD started Open classroom for free to a virtual community of learners around the world .

For preparing GATE, there are courses for almost all subjects. Following list courses can be pretty useful for your preparation, apart from the standard textbooks itself. Main advantage is you can fast forward the things you know, while repeatedly listen concepts that are difficult .

Subject Lectures Teacher
 Theory of Computation 42 Prof. Kamala Krithivasan
Data Structures and Algorithms 36 Prof. Naveen Garg
Discrete Structures 40 Prof. Kamala Krithivasan
Computer Networks 40 Prof. Sujoy Ghosh
Computer Architecture 38 Prof. Anshul Kumar
Design and Analysis of Algorithms 34 IIT B Faculty
Software Engineering 39 IIT B Faculty
Database Design 43 Prof. Srinath, Prof. Janakiram
Digital Circuits and Systems 40 Prof. S Srinivasan
Mathematics II 24 IIT Roorkee
Numerical Analysis and     Computer Programming 38 Sunil Kumar
Programming and Data Structure 32 Dr. P.P. Chakraborty
Computer Organization 33 Prof. S. Raman

I loved the way Prof. S  Srinivasan  teaches Digital circuits and system , absolutely amazing way to explain things.

There are many other courses not mentioned here that you might want to try too. Best of  Luck .


Hey all …i hv got  IIT-Bombay  through  GATE-2011 CS….i have few suggestions and tips for all next year aspirants…1) please use standard books only…

2) don’t change the books or dont use multiple books as it may create confusion because of change in language only…if u think u are too good in concepts then only use multiple books for a subject…

3) rather than completing the course one time please complete the course more number of time…i hv completed my course 6 times in 3 months(provided you are a conceptual learner and already finish all your ground work at least one time ) …like first finish everything in 1 month then in 20 days..then in 15 days..then in 10 days…and at last finish everything in just 2 days…just make a pyramid kind of thing…because it is said ” Karat karat abhyaas te jadmati hot sujaan”

4) prepare your own notes..it will help u a lot…start making it from today only…one day it will be a book…i was making it since last 1 year slowly slowly and now its a whole book for gate…

5) i don’t think coaching is required…but if u feel u wont be able to takeout sometime for study then surely invest in it, it will definitely help…well i didnot had problem in continuous study so i didnt try any coaching…

6) Refer some standard coaching correspondence material for questions only along with last 15 years Gate papers…it will help …

7) Try standard questions with which are having standard and authentic answer…

8) if u think quest is very difficult just hold the pen and keep trying…i solved two 2 marks quest because of this…

9) internet is the best resource but remember it may or may not be authentic…even wikipedia info is not authentic….

10) you may repeat the quests which u r solving after some time..they are just for practice… i solved whole notes & materials 3 times…

11) try more and more numericals…

12) dont waste your time by asking quest from your friend…search the solution by yourself…

13) be prepare for silly mistakes it happens with everybody…you can only minimize them…i attempted 81 marks paper and i hv got 75 marks….i was expecting 80% accuracy by marks…but i hv got 92% accuracy…that is only because of i was very carefull…i started my preparation on 12 Nov 2010 just after diwali..and have given…10-12 hrs per day without any coaching…because of some family problem i cudnt give time for 20 days…so i think 3 months are well enough for GATE…and remember very important thing…there is NO shortcut of success….

for making notes….if u feel a perticular quest is solved by a trick or by a gud concept only then note down that concept or trick…note down exceptions only to make short notes this will help…and about the books

i have followed all standard books like Korth for DBMS, galvin for OS, Forouzan for networking, Lipchuz and narsing deo and wikipedia for DS, pankaj jalote for SE, william staling for CO, morris mano for Digital logic, and best book for TOC…KLP mishra…i will suggest not to change the books specially wen exam is near…

 Thanks All.