January 2020 to May 2020


Course Objective: To provide a basic understanding of the concepts and techniques involved in designing control schemes for dynamic systems.


Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, one should

·      possess in-depth knowledge of concepts from classical control theory,

·      have an exposure to state space representation of dynamic systems and analysis,

·      analyze dynamic systems for their stability and performance, and

·      design controllers (such as Proportional-Integral-Derivative) based on stability and performance requirements.




1)    Katsuhiko Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice Hall.

2)    Gene Franklin, J.D. Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Prentice Hall.

3)    Benjamin C. Kuo, Automatic Control Systems, Prentice Hall.

4)    Eronini I. Umez-Eronini, System Dynamics and Control, Thomson Engineering.


NPTEL Videos:




Lecture Notes:



Mathematical Preliminaries

Transfer Function

State Space Representation

Stability and Analysis of Transient Response

Control Actions

Stability Criteria and Steady State Error Analysis

Root Locus

Frequency Response

Nyquist Stability Criterion


Handwritten Notes:


Notes for the NPTEL course


Notes for the Jan 2020 semester


Other Notes:


Root Locus Construction


Nyquist Stability Criterion








Lab Schedule


Lab Team List


Useful Links:


Pade approximation of time delay.




NOTE: Quiz 1, Quiz 2 and end semester exam would be held as per the academic calendar.