Computer Applications in Business, Gauhati University 3rd Sem Syllabus, CBCS Pattern

Gauhati University B.Com 3rd Sem Syllabus


Marks: 100 Credit: 6 Lectures: 52, Practical Lab 52

Objectives: To provide computer skills and knowledge for commerce students and to enhance the student understands of usefulness of information technology tools for business operations.

Unit 1: Word Processing 6 Lectures, Practical Lab 6

Introduction to word Processing, Word processing concepts, Use of Templates, Working with word document: Editing text, Find and replace text, Formatting, spell check, Autocorrect, Auto text; Bullets and numbering, Tabs, Paragraph Formatting, Indent, Page Formatting, Header and footer, Tables: Inserting, filling and formatting a table; Inserting Pictures and Video; Mail Merge: including linking with Database; Printing documents Creating Business Documents using the above facilities

Unit 2: Preparing Presentations 6 Lectures, Practical Lab 6

Basics of presentations: Slides, Fonts, Drawing, Editing; Inserting: Tables, Images, texts, Symbols, Media; Design; Transition; Animation; and Slideshow.

Creating Business Presentations using above facilities

Unit 3: Spread sheet and its Business Applications 12 Lectures, Practical Lab 12

Spread sheet concepts, Managing worksheets; Formatting, Entering data, Editing, and Printing a worksheet; Handling operators in formula, Project involving multiple spread sheets, Organizing Charts and graphs Generally used Spread sheet functions: Mathematical, Statistical, Financial, Logical, Date and Time, Lookup and reference, Database, and Text functions

Unit 4: Creating Business Spread sheet 12 Lectures, Practical Lab 12

Creating spread sheet in the area of: Loan and Lease statement; Ratio Analysis; Payroll statements; Capital Budgeting; Depreciation Accounting; Graphical representation of data; Frequency distribution and its statistical parameters; Correlation and Regression

Unit 5: Database Management System 16 Lectures, Practical Lab 16

Database Designs for Accounting and Business Applications: Reality- Expressing the Application; Creating Initial design in Entity Relationship(ER) Model; Transforming ER Model to Relational data model concepts; Implementing RDM design using an appropriate DBMS.

SQL and Retrieval of Information: Basic Queries in SQL; Embedded Queries in SQL; Insert, Delete and Update statements in SQL

DBMS Software: Environment; Tables; Forms; Queries; Reports; Modules;

Applying DBMS in the areas of Accounting, Inventory, HRM and its accounting, managing the data records of Employees, Suppliers and Customers.


1. The General Purpose Software referred in this course will be notified by the University Departments every three years. If the specific features, referred in the detailed course above, is not available in that software, to that extent it will be deemed to have been modified.

2. There shall be a practical examination of 100 Marks (Practical-80 Marks, Viva-10 Marks and Work Book- 10 Marks) and duration of Examination shall be 3 Hrs.

3. Teaching arrangement need to be made in the computer Lab

4. There shall be four lectures per class and 4 Practical Lab periods per batch to be taught in computer Lab.

Suggested Readings: The suggested readings and guidelines shall be notified by the university department at least once in three years based on the selected software.

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