Manav Kataria's Blog

Interesting Courses at IIT Bombay

Summer 2010

  • SOM:
  • IDC:
    • ID 631: Product Design I – R. Sandesh,
      (25th October – 12th November , everyday) OR
    • ID 665: Design Workshop I – RAO A.G
    • ID 641: Product Planning, Strategy and Marketing – B.K.Chakravarthy
      (Every Tuesday 9:30 – 17:00, IDC Auditorium, till October 19th)
    • VC 605: Photo Communication – Sudesh Balan (7th-22nd October everyday) √ (done this earlier with Raja Mohanty)
    • ID 643: Design Issues: Looks okay – not too promising
      (Wednesday, Friday 8:30-9:25)
  • Mechanical:
    • ME621: Mathematical Methods for Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Energy:
  • Physics:
    • Non Linear Dynamics and Chaos (Awesomely Taught!) – Punit Parmananda √ (done) “Had done it earlier, will do it again!” Review: “PP is a fantastic teacher. He talks all practical stuff. Every other class is a practical application presentation by students. Awesome Course! Wanna Do it Again! Highly Recommended”

(last update: Added MG785 20th Sept; timetable for IDC Courses, et. al; 22nd July)

This is a top of the head list. This post will frequently get updated in the next 2 weeks.

Spring 2010

(Last update: formatting; 19th Jan, 0035 hrs)

Here are a few courses I might be interested in. I will keep updating this page till 2nd week of Jan 2010. MyTimeTable [PDF]


  • School of Management
    • MG693: Management of Technology – Anand Patwardan √ (done) Review: “The first class was very slow! But things caught pace and became interesting as the classes progressed. When in a good mood, AP teaches well. Missing class may not be a good idea. Recommended.”
    • MG692: Introduction to Marketing – Dinesh Sharma √ (done) Review: “Case Studies and Presentations in class. Wanted to spend more time on this course”
    • MG662: Financial Management – SN Rao
  • Mechanical
    • ME402: Mechatronics II – Gandhi Prasanna S √ (audited) Review: “The classes were slow. Found it difficult to do mechanics based assignments individually. The Lab was fun!”
  • Chemical
    • CL625: Process Identification and Modeling – Sharad Bhartiya √ (Credited) Review: “Gives you basics of statistical process modeling. Wanted to do this to improve the AirMouse/Inertial Navigation System. The Matlab assignments are very interesting. The course has a project too. SB is a fine faculty.”
  • Humanities and Social Science
    • HS700: Applied Economics (Managerial “Micro” Economics)  √ (done) Review: “Wonderful Faculty/Teaching. Recommended”
  • School of BioSciences and BioEngineering


  • Industrial Design Center
  • Chemical
    • Process Automation (recommended for System Modeling by HP)
  • School of Management
    • MG646: System Dynamics – Pankaj Dutta (Next Year)
    • MG712: Marketing Management  – Dinesh Sharma (Term2)


(Updated, 31st July)

Core / Electives

  • Electrical
    • Non Linear Dynamical Systems √ (done)
    • Electronic System Design (with Project/Lab) (ditch)
    • Digital Signal Processing and Applications (with Project) √ (done)


  • School of Management
    • Financial Accounting and Control – MG661 √ (done)
    • Cost Accounting and Control -MG663 (term2)
  • Industrial Design Center
  • Electrical
    • EE101: Introduction to Electrical and Electronics
  • Chemistry
    • Digital Control
  • Aero
    • Aero Control Lab – Prof Hemendra Arya
  • Physics
    • Non Linear Dynamics and Chaos (Awesomely Taught!) – Punit Parmananda √ (done)
      “PP is a fantastic teacher. He talks all practical stuff. Every other class is a practical application presentation by students. Awesome Course! Wanna Do it Again! Highly Recommended”



8 responses

  1. Iman

    I am the first ! On the first day of the first month of 2010!

    January 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

  2. Nikunj

    Very informative. GOOD!

    January 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  3. Lucky

    I was just going through the insti elective list….figured out 2 that are my areas of interest n passion….1 is comm-net, another this innovation n entrepreneurship…which 1 will u suggest?m in some dilemma ri8 now…so plz do opine if u may 🙂

    July 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    • Subject wise I’d say Innovation and Entrepreneurship is more generic and hence more relevant to you.

      July 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

  4. ronak

    This is the most comprehensive list, containing reviews, I have seen ever on subjects from all ranges..Needs dedication, interest & love with all fields and what not..Only Manav Kataria can do this..Found really(-> inf) informative!

    July 30, 2010 at 8:14 am

    • Glad you liked it! 🙂

      July 31, 2010 at 10:32 pm

  5. Nitin Soni

    Oh my…..damn you…u almost know a lot many dept courses…great man…u are the first person from whom i got such relevant information..

    M too looking forward for attending some courses in IDC and SOM next semester…

    Very informative…good work Manav

    September 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    • Thanks Nitin! 😉
      just added MG785 to the list.

      I am planning to attend this based on today’s feedback.

      September 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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