A review by Daksh Minocha, NSIT
The first semester subjects are almost to those in class 12, and this semester is simple relative to the following semesters. A compiled list is as follows:
Applied Physics by A.K. Jha
2. Mathematics I: The standard book that whole NSIT follows ‘Engineering Mathematics’ by Jaggi and Mathur.
3. Chemistry: The textbook of chemistry referred is ‘Engineering Chemistry’ by Jain & Jain.
4. Humanities: The only reference book for humanities is ‘Essays, Short Stories and One act Plays’ published by Oxford University press.
5. Manufacturing Process: The subject that most students dread, the subject that is considered the most difficult subject of the semester the reason being the endless theory in the subject. But the book on ‘Workshop Technology’ by S.K. Garg definitely eases the way through. It has got most of the theory that will be asked in the exams.
There are four practical subjects namely physics, chemistry, workshop practical and engineering drawing, the first three would be handled by the above mentioned books only. For ED, ‘Engineering Drawing’ by N.D. Bhatt would be sufficient.
Now coming on to the reference books that you’ll be requiring for the second semester, so starting from the theory subjects:
1. Principles of Electrical Engineering: For this subject ‘ Electrical Technology Vol 1 ‘ by B.L. Theraja is considered as the most suitable book, covers all the topics from syllabus and has a lot of solved examples.
2. Applied Mechanics: This is considered as the most difficult subject in this semester, but the going gets a bit easy if we study the following books –
a) ‘Strength of Materials’ by U.C. Jindal
b) ‘Engineering Mechanics Statics and Dynamics’ by A.K. Tayal.
3. Mathematics II: There’s only one book that whole NSIT refers to ‘Advanced Engineering Mathematics Vol 2’ by Jaggi and Mathur. The same book will be used in third semester as well.
4. Introduction to Programming: The C programming language, well its not as easy as everyone thinks, it really takes some hard work to score good in this subject.
The referred book is ‘Let Us C’ by Yashavant Kantekar.
5. Physics of Materials/ Physics II : This is the only subject with somewhat lesser numerical problems, the subject has mostly theory part. The book used by most of the fellas is ‘Solid State Physics’ by S.O.Pillai and ‘Modern Physics’ by Arthur Beiser
The four practical subjects are same as the theory ones with Maths being left out. So the practical part will be0 covered in these books only.
P.S. The above mentioned books would be quite helpful in doing well if not excelling in your academics.