OS basics from a good ole’ teacher

By : |April 30, 2003 0

BANGALORE: A new book titled ‘An Introduction to Operating Systems: Concepts and Practice‘, written by eminent academician, Professor P.C.P.Bhatt, was released here by BITES (the Board for Information Technology Education Standards), a non-profit society set up by the Government of Karnataka.

The book is published by Prentice-Hall of India. Professor Bhatt is a faculty at the IIIT-B (Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore). In the past, he has held several prestigious positions including the Chairman of Computer Science Department, IIT Delhi.

Speaking at the release of the book, Prof. P C P Bhatt said, ‘ As we all know, operating systems can be very tricky. I have written this book with the motive of making the basic concepts of operating systems very clear and easy to understand for students… As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. I hope this book achieves the motives with which it was written.’

Prof Bhat is among those early second generation computer science teachers whose students today are big names in the IT industry. His three decade in computer education include stints at IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur. Prof Bhat is himself the first student of another of early India’s pioneers — Prof V Rajaraman.

Eminent academicians like Prof. H N Mahabala, Prof. V Rajaraman, Prof. K.R.S. Murthy (Chairman of BITES), Vice-chancellor of Visweswaraiah Technological University (Belgaum) Prof. K. Balaveera Reddy, S Sadagopan (Director of IIIT-B), were present at the occasion.

Addressing the gathering comprising mainly of computer science teachers from across the state, Prof. V Rajaraman said, ‘It’s not often that one’s first student writes his first book. I am very happy because Bhatt was my first student and he has chosen to do this even though he is a bit late in the game. I hope this serves as an inspiration for other people to write such books.’

Also present at the function were Karnataka IT & BT secretary Vivek Kulkarni Secretary and Asoke K. Ghosh, Chairman & Managing Director, Prentice Hall of India.

A mentoring session with Prof. Bhatt for faculty members of VTU-affiliated Colleges teaching or handling the Operating Systems (OS) subject was also conducted.

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