Database Design and Lab Course


IIT Madras under the guidance of Dr.D.Jankiram has developed a Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux(MOOL) kernel and has been integrated with Bharat Operating System Solution(BOSS) of CDAC, Chennai. Many of the Engineering colleges and universities have already signed up with CDAC for implementing BOSS-MOOL Lab in their college.

About Course:

Database Design is an online course consisting of 43 video lectures on Database modeling, design and implementation. Along with the course, there is a lab component where the student is expected to work with a full fledged Database Application and modify it as part of the assignments given in the course. The Database Application named "IIT Madras CPC Rate Contract" program is available as part of BOSS MOOL operating system.

Students have to choose one of the BLUEPRINT IT centers located at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore for the final exam and may register for this online course by filling the form provided under 'Register' tab. On registration and payment of fee to IIT Madras, a mail will be sent to student with USER ID and PASSWORD for downloading the BOSS-MOOL OS and Database Application. The video lectures may be downloaded from NPTEL site

The first assignment will be given during the 3rd week of March,2016 and the second assignment will be given during the 2nd week of April,2016. The final exam will be on May 06,2016


Student need to work on two specific assignments given as part of lab course and submit it to IIT Madras for evaluation. A final exam with objective type question paper for a duration of 2 hours will be held on the Database Design based on the video material at BLUEPRINT IT centers you have selected while registration.


At a specific schedule time in the week (1 hour) Prof. D. Janakiram and TAs will be available online for any support required for doing the assignments or doubts in the video lectures.


Rs 5000/- will be payable to IIT Madras for each student.
Draft may be drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras payable at chennai and sent to DOS lab,Room No-345, Department of Computer Science, IIT Madras, SP Road, Adyar, Chennai-600036


All students who submit assignments and appear for final exam will be given a certificate by IIT, Madras based on the marks secured by them.

1. More than 90%   Elite+Medal
2. 60% to 89%   Elite
3. 35% to 59%   Successfully Completed the Course
4. Less than 35%   Certificate of Participation
For Sample Certificate and course abstract CLICK HERE

Successful candidates in this course will have opportunity to register for online "Introduction to Cloud Computing and Big Data" course likely to be offered from last week of May

Courses Offered

Online Session for Database Design Lab

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  • Last date for payment of fee: March 10, 2016(by 5PM)

  • Final Exam on May 6th 2016

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IITM,Chennai, India 600036
P:044 2257 5366

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