Diploma in Advanced Software Development Methodologies (DASDM) The course is targeted towards science graduates who wish to venture into the domain of software testing and latest web technologies. 

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What is CDAC..?

Set up in 1988, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a scientific society of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, carrying out Research and Development (R&D) in IT, electronics and associated areas. As an institution for high-end R&D, C-DAC has been at the forefront of the IT revolution in the country, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies, and innovating and leveraging its expertise, calibre and skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for diverse sectors.

What is DASDM?

The DASDM course highlights include such as

  • Course is designed and developed in consultation with the domain experts of C-DAC, academia and ICT industry.
  • The course syllabus is regularly updated with the latest trends in the ICT industry.
  • The expert faculty members from C-DAC and ICT industry with extensive domain knowledge shall conduct the lectures.
  • Training centres are well equipped with laboratory.
  • The Tutorials and hands-on sessions are relevant to the standards of the ICT industry.
  • Students are provided Placement assistance and region-wise common campus placements.
  • Periodic Corporate / industry interaction will be conducted.
  • The students have to undertake a live project either at the C-DAC training centres or in the IT industry / IT organization.
  • Aptitude and Effective communication is an integral part of the syllabus for personality development of the students.
Eligibility Crieteria
• Graduates in Sciences (eg. BCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science, IT and Electronics etc))OR
• Graduates in Math or allied areas (eg. Statistics, Applied Math) OR
• Graduates in Physics or Computational Sciences / Graduates in Computing
  The candidate must have secured minimum of 60% marks in their qualifying examination.
• Any Engineering Graduate with minimum 50 % aggregate marks in their qualifying examination.
Course Fees
The total fees of the course is Rs. 70,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.

The admission to the DASDM course is through a Common Entrance Test (CET). The syllabus of the CET comprises of the following: 

Computing Awareness (20 questions)

Evolution of computers, Computer generations, Computer organization, Primary and Secondary storage, Input-output devices, Computer software, Operating systems, Data communications and computer networking, Multimedia, Classification of computers, Algorithms, Flow charts, Fundamentals of Programming

C Programming (20 questions)

Fundamentals of C Language, Data Types, Variables, Operators and Enums , Decision Making, Loop control , Control Flow Statements, Array, Function, Pointer, Structure, Union

Functional English (20 questions)

Mathematical Aptitude (20 questions)

Reasoning (20 questions)

Recommended Reference Books

The list of reference books for the various topics of CET  is given below:

1. Foundations of Computing – P. K. Sinha and Priti Sinha (BPB)

2. C in Depth by Deepali Srivastava, S. K. Srivastava 

3. The C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan / Dennis Richie

4. GRE Barrons

5. Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Agrawal

6. Any English Grammar book of High School standard

How To Register

The process of admission to C-DAC’s Diploma course begins with Registration of prospective candidates on the C-DAC website, acts.cdac.in. Upon registering, candidates will get their form number that can be used to log in and fill the CET application form online. The form number must be remembered by the candidate as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the whole admission process. Read carefully the instructions on the C-DAC website while filling the online registration and application forms.

The candidate will get the Form No. and password in his mail id. Once candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the CET application form. After filling the application form, candidates have to upload their passport size photograph.

The candidate needs to pay the CET examination fees of INR 600/- towards the Common Entrance Test using the payment gateway facility available using the credit card or debit card.

The candidates need to select the training centre for CET from the following list  training centres located in Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune and Ranchi.

Note: The study training center and CET centre shall be same for candidates so before selecting the CET centre candidates need to ensure selecting the  study centre for undergoing the training.

Placement Assistance

Project Internship

The students undergo the Project Internship of one month in different IT organizations.


The placement cell in every centre shall help the candidate in providing the Project Internship. The students have to undertake a project work in the last month of DASDM course. The placement team shall assist the students in undergoing this project work in the Companies as a internship.

We also conduct soft skill classes for the students for an overall personality development by which they improve on their communication skills, presentation skills, Aptitude, Interview techniques, group discussion skills and many other aspects of their personality. Experience during the course prepares them for a successful career thereafter.

Common Campus Placement Programme (CCPP) for students of all training centres shall be conducted in Pune region.

Course Outcome

After the completion of the course, students can work as a web developer, programmer and testing professional in the IT industry and associated service sectors.


The schedule of DASDM course admission activities  is provided in the table below:

Admission Activities Dates
Start date of Online registration Jul 26, 2019 (16:30HRS)
Last date of Online Registration and Payment of fee Aug 25, 2019  (16:30HRS)
Downloading of Admit Card Aug 27, 2019
Common Entrance Test (CET) Aug 31 & Sept 01, 2019
Announcement of result Sept 05, 2019
Last date of payment of course fees of INR 70000/-+ GST Sept 25, 2019
Certificate verification and registration Sept 25, 2019
Commencement of course Sept 26, 2019

DASDM Course Modules:

Problem Solving, Mathematical Thinking & Algorithms - 50 Hours
Problem Solving Technique(10 Hrs):
Define the problem:Identify the problem, Introduction to Problem Solving, Problem solving basics, Defining creativity v/s innovation
Find Creative Solutions using creativity tools: Effective problem solving approaches, Critical thinking and information analysis, Brainstorming, Reverse Brainstorming, Imagineering, Mind Mapping, Six Thinking Hats: A Tool to Strengthen Critical Thinking, Collaboration, , Communication, and Creativity Skills, Analyzing the situation, Gathering information, Identifying solution criteria, Decision Making Methods, Charts and Diagrams, Applying outcome-based thinking
Evaluate and Select solution :Pros and Cons, Force field analysis, Feasibility/Capability Analysis, Decision analysis, evaluating problems, Choosing among alternatives, Qualitative analysis, discussing qualitative analysis techniques, Establishing objectives, Assigning weight to objectives in order to make the best decision, Creating a satisfaction scale to choose between alternatives
Implementing Decisions: Create an action plan, Break solution into action steps, Prioritize actions and assign roles (setting priorities for taking action), Follow-up at milestones
Mathematical Thinking (20 Hrs):
Goals and objectives of Mathematical Thinking, Mediated learning & Cognitive functions, Mathematical Concept Formation & Cognitive Tools, Analysis of language – the logical combinators, implication, equivalence,quantifiers,  Working with quantifiers,  Proofs,  Proofs involving quantifiers, Elements of number theory, Beginning real analysis, Puzzles, Introduction to number bases and modular arithmetic Number Contemplation, Introduction to number bases and modular arithmetic, Recursion & Induction
Algorithms(20 Hrs): 
Introductory Concepts,Algorithm Constructs,Introduction to algorithm design techniques, Greedy algorithms, Divide-and-conquer algorithms, Dynamic programming, Backtracking algorithms, Branch-and-bound algorithms, stochastic algorithms, Analysis of different Algorithms, Complexity,Sorting and Searching Techniques, Graph algorithms
OOPS and Data Structures Using Java - 90 Hours
OOPS: Advantage of OOPs, Naming Convention, Object and class, Method overloading,Constructor, static keyword ,Inheritance, Aggregation, Method Overriding, Co-variant Return Type, super keyword, Instance Initializer block, final keyword, Abstract class, Interface, Runtime Polymorphism, Static and Dynamic Binding, Downcasting with instance of operator, Package, Access Modifiers, Encapsulation, Object Cloning
Core Java:Java Basics, Methods in java , Classes, objects, Strings and examples related to them, Arrays and Multi Dimensional arrays, Arrays examples, Java loops and conditions, Code logics with practice example, OOPS concepts, Inheritance, polymorphism, Abstraction, Types of Interfaces, Function overloading and overriding, Constructors and their usage, Super and this keywords usage,  Types of exceptions, Try catch finally Mechanism, Final variable, Java collections, Date and calendar classes
Data Structures: Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked lists,  Trees& Applications: Trees and Terminology , Tree traversals , Ordered trees , Binary trees , Complete binary trees , Search trees , Binary search trees ,Introduction to self balancing tree & variants, Implementation of Searching &Sorting algorithms: The Sequential Search, The Binary Search, Insertion sort, Bubble sort, Heap sort, Merge sort, Quick sort, Hash functions and hash tables: Hashing & Introduction to hash tables ,Hash functions ,Mapping down to 0 … M − 1 , Chained hash tables , Scatter tables ,  Open addressing,  Linear probing , Quadratic probing , Double hashing , Poisson distribution , Collision Resolution , Analysis of Hashing
Implementation of Graph data structures: Different types of Graphs, Graph Traversal Algorithms, Spanning Trees


Introduction to Computer Science Using Python - 60 Hours
Introduction to Python, Syntax, Data Types, Variables, Operators, Input/output, Control Structure, Strings, Dictionaries, Tuples and Lists, Classes & Inheritance, Function and Methods, File Handling, Modules, Functional Programming, Exception Handling, Algorithm Complexity, Searching & Sorting Algorithms,  Libraries, Access Permissions,Client scripting, Writing plugins in Python, Testing &Debugging, Task Automation with Python, Databases, Graphical User Interface

Modern Database Technologies and Data Models - 60 Hours
Database Concepts (File System and DBMS), Database Storage Structures (Tablespace, Control files, Data files), Structured and Unstructured data, SQL Commands (DDL, DML & DCL),Introduction to MySQL, Installing and Configuring MySQL, Queries in MySQL, Introduction to MySQL Programming, Dataware Housing concept , No-SQL, Data Models – XML, working with MongoDB
Database Security Principles, Authentication Bypass, Data Extraction, Advanced Identification/Exploitation, Order by/group by, Double,encoding/decoding, Injection in Insert/Update,  Injection in stored procedures


Software Engineering Tools and Techniques - 40 Hours
Software Engineering Concepts (30 Hrs):
Object Oriented Analysis and Design, UML, Software Engineering, Brief concept of Software Life Cycle Models, Agile Techniques for software development, Software Development Tools & Techniques, Software development process (SDLC) and SDLC Models, Introduction to Standards Like ISO, CMMI
Software Testing Fundamentals(10 Hrs):
What is Testing, Importance of Testing, Fundamental Test process, Types of software testing, Functional Testing: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Smoke, UAT ( User Acceptance Testing), Localization, Globalization, Interoperability. Non-Functional Testing or Performance Testing:Endurance&Load, Volume, Scalability, Usability. MaintenanceTesting:Regression and Maintenance.
Testing Approaches- Black box Testing, White Box Testing, Testing Technique –Static& Dynamic testing, Testing Process, Test Planning, Administrative Plan, Risk management, Test Focus, Test Objectives, Test Strategy
Full Stack Development - 100 Hours
Introduction to Web Development, Web Development History, Categories of Web Applications, Web Applications Characteristics, Conceptual Overview Website Development, BackEnd and FrontEnd
HTML: Intro to HTML and CSS.Doctype, Namespace, Metadata and Deprecated Tags, Images.Tables, Cellpadding and Cellspacing.Text Editors, Browsers and First Webpage, Headers, Paragraphs, Line Breaks and Horizontal Lines. Lists, Links.Create your first HTML based Web Page, Doctype, Namespace, Metadata and Deprecated Tags, Images.Internal, External and Inline CSS, Class and Id, Divs and Positioning, Text-Align, Margin and Padding, Structuring a Website,Architecture of the Web, HTTP Protocols,Introduction  to HTML5, XHTML vs HTML5, HTML5 Skeleton.
Bootstrap :Introduction to Responsive Web Design, Overview of Bootstrap, Need to use Bootstrap, Bootstrap Grid System, Grid Classes, Basic Structure of a Bootstrap Grid, Typography, Tables, Images, Jumbotron, Wells, Alerts, Buttons, Button Groups, Badges/Labels, Progress Bars, Pagination, List Groups, Panels, Dropdowns, Collapse, Tabs/Pills, Navbar, Forms, Inputs, Bootstrap Grids, Grid System, Stacked/Horizontal, Bootstrap Themes, Templates
PHP: Introduction to PHP,Working with arrays,Functions,Forms,Handling date and Times,Working with Files,Session and state management,Database operations from PHP.
JavaScript: Introduction to JavaScript, Variable, statements, Operators, Comments, constructs, Functions, expressions, Javascript console, Scope, Events, Strings, String Methods, Numbers, Number Methods, Dates, Date Formats, Date Methods, Arrays, Loops Object Prototypes, Object Oriented Programming, Javascript Validations, Security in Java Script
Jquery: Basics of jQuery, jquery selection and events, jQuery Effects, jquery traversal and manipulation, Data attributes and templates, jQuery Plugins, Jquery / Google Web Toolkit
Node.js: Introduction to Node.js, Node modules, Developing node.js web application, Event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript
AngularJS: Introduction to AngularJS, Structuring AngularJS application, MVC in AngularJS, AngularJS routing, AngularJS services
Meteorjs: Meteor – Overview, Environment Setup, First Application, Templates, Collections, Forms, Events, Session, Tracker, Packages,User Accounts, Implementing Methods, Structure, Deployment
JSON: Introduction, Need of JSON, JSON Syntax Rules, JSON Data – a Name and a Value, JSON Objects, JSON Arrays, JSON Uses JavaScript Syntax, JSON Files, JSON & Security Concerns, Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Injection Attacks ,Responsive Web Design
Introduction, the Best Experience for All Users, Desktop, Tablet, Mobile 
Ruby on Rails:Introduction to Ruby on Rails, Understand basic and advanced features, Understanding the MVC architecture,Ruby Gems for Web Development, Application Developments: Apply RESTful principles to setup Resource-based web applications, Database Access Library,Other Libraries, AJAX Library, Components, Customized URL, Error Handling, Avoid Security pitfalls and deployment problems,Programming Conventions, Understand basic and advanced features (RESTful interfaces),Server Setting (hosting/app deploy etc)
CouchDB: Introduction to  CouchDB, Installtion &configuration,Technical Overview: Details of the CouchDB technology, CouchApp,External APIs, Query Server, Fauxton,Cluster, JSON Structure,Troubleshooting
Git & Version Control:Basic Concepts, Environment setup, Life Cycle, Branches & Merging, working with local repository and Remote Repository.
Advanced Java - 80 Hours
J2EE (60 Hrs):
Introduction to enterprise Java, JDBC, Introduction of JDBC API, JDBC Architecture, JDBC Drivers Drivers, Connection, Statement , Prepared Statement and Result Set interfaces and their relationship to provider implementations,Writing JDBC Application along with DAO & POJO Layers,Stored Procedures and functions invocation, J2EE Overview, Servlets : Dynamic Content Generation, Servlets, MVC architecture, Debugging Java codes,
J2EE Security (20 Hrs) :
Working with Digital Certificates, Creating a Server Certificate,To Use keytool to Create a Server Certificate, Adding Users to the Certificate Realm,Using a Different Server Certificate with the GlassFish Server, To Specify a Different Server Certificate,Authentication Mechanisms, Client Authentication, Mutual Authentication,Enabling Mutual Authentication over SSL, Creating a Client Certificate for Mutual Authentication, Using Form-Based Login in JavaServer Faces Web Applications, Using j_security_check in JavaServer Faces Forms, Using a Managed Bean for Authentication in JavaServer Faces Applications, Using the JDBC Realm for User Authentication, To Configure a JDBC Authentication Realm, Securing HTTP Resources, Securing Application Clients, Using Login Modules, Using Programmatic Login, Securing Enterprise Information Systems Applications, Container-Managed Sign-On, Component-Managed Sign-On, Configuring Resource Adapter Security, Configuring Security Using Deployment Descriptors
Software Testing Tools and Techniques - 90 Hours
Test Design, Writing Test cases, Test procedures, Test data, Defect Management – Using Test Director, Test Reports, Problem management, Change Management, Measuring the Success/Test Metrics and defect Life cycle, Automated Testing and Tools, Automated Vs Manual Testing, Benefits of Automation, Types of Test case Management Tools, Automation Tools, Defect Management Tools.
Testing Web Applications: Introduction to JavaScript Testing, Testing Express Applications, Testing AngularJS Applications
Selenium: Introduction, Install and Configure Selenium RC, Grid, use Record/Playback Tools instead of writing test code, repurpose Selenium tests to be load and Performance tests, repurpose Selenium tests to be production service monitors, analyze the Selenium test logged results to identify functional issues and performance bottlenecks, debugging selenium tests, using Selenium in Agile Software Development Methodology, Run Selenium
Introduction to JMETER, OpenSTA, Introduction to JIRA
Mobile Testing Tools: Appium for Android and iOS,Calabash for Android and iOS Testing: Spiders, robots, and Crawlers, Search engine discovery/Reconnaissance, Identify application entry points, testing for Web Application, Fingerprint, Application Discovery, Analysis of Error Codes, Configuration Management Testing, SSL/TLS Testing, DB Listener Testing, Infrastructure configuration management testing,  Application configuration management testing, Testing for File extensions handling, Old, backup and unreferenced files, Infrastructure and Application Admin Interfaces, Testing for HTTP Methods and XST, Authentication Testing, Session Management Testing, Authorization testing, Data Validation Testing, Denial of Service Testing, Web Services Testing, AJAX Testing, Writing Reports: How to value the real risk, How to write the report of the testing, Introduction to webSAFE, Database Testing, Knowledge required for the Database Tester, Database Testing Methodologies, Structural & Functional Database Testing, DB Connections and Result sets, Running SQL queries, TestNG, Junit
Upcoming Technologies - 30 Hours
Module contents will be added as per the industry requirements

Aptitude and Effective Communication - 100 Hours
Analogy, Series Completion (Number, Alphabet, Letter Series), Coding, Decoding for Number, Alphabet and Letter, Blood Relations, Puzzle Test, Classification Type questions, Alphabet test, Order of words, Letter words problems, Logical sequence of words, Number, Ranking and time Sequence Test, Mathematical operations, Arithmetic reasoning, Logical reasoning, Statement-Arguments, Statement-Assumptions, courses of Action, Statement, Conclusions, Deriving Conclusion from passages, Fraction, Number system, Introduction to Sequences and Series, Partnership, Average, Percentage, Clock, Probability, Pipes and cisterns, Problem on streams, Time and work, Work and Wages, Problem on Trains, Problem on Speed and Velocity, Problem on Ages, Profit and loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest.
General English:
The Sentence, Subject and Predicate, Phrase and Clause, Parts of Speech, The Noun: Kinds of Nouns, The Adjective, Articles, The Verb, Mood, The Adverb, Comparison Of Adverbs, Formation Of Adverbs, Position Of Adverbs, The Preposition, Words Followed By Prepositions, The Conjunction, Some Conjunctions And Their Uses, The Interjection, The Same Word Used As Different Parts Of Speech, Composition, Analysis, Transformation and Synthesis, Analysis of Simple Sentences, Phrases, Clauses, Sentences: Simple, Compound and Complex, More about Noun Clauses, More about Adjective Clauses, More about Adverb Clauses, Analysis of Complex Sentences, Analysis of Compound Sentences, Transformation of Sentences, Transformation of Sentences, Synthesis of Sentences, Synthesis of Sentences, Synthesis of Sentences, The Sequence of Tenses, Direct and Indirect Speech, Agreement of The Verb With The Subject, Nouns and Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Preposition, Conjunctions, Order of Words, Synonyms & Antonyms, Punctuation, Spelling Rules, The Formation of Words, Figures of Speech Exercise, Verb Patterns, Question Tags, Words of Idioms & phrases, Sentence Construction, Fill up the blanks
Effective Communication:
Oral & Digital Presentation Skills, Listening Skills, Cross-Cultural Communication, Technology-enabled Communication, Confidence Building, Formal Etiquette, Body Language, Developing Positive Attitude, Personal Goal Setting & Career Planning, Job Search Process, Resumes & Applications / Cover Letters, Handling Interviews, Group Discussions, Audio Synthesis, Mock Interviews
Internship with Projects - 200 Hours

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