राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,कालीकट

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Calicut

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Course Calendar

Certificate course in Industrial IoT/PLC-SCADA

Course : Certificate course in Industrial IoT/PLC-SCADA
Code : PC600
Starting Date : 20 April,2020
Last Date To Apply : 03 April,20
Course Coordinator :

Nagendra Babu K, STA , PC600 Coordinator , Industrial Automation (C&I Group)

0495-2287266 - Ext 247/ 215 , Mob: 9154584522/9074380671 ,   nagendra@calicut.nielit.in

Course Preamble

Stiff competition, higher quality standards and growing concerns of safety & environmental damage have pushed the Industrial sector to adapt state-of-the-art Automation Techniques for effective utilization of resources and optimized performance of the process plants. Automation applications span plant automation, discrete and batch process control, embedded machine control and manufacturing production line automation. In Industrial Automation the present trend is for closer integration of IT and OT. Operational Technology (OT) refers to computing systems that are used to manage these industrial operations. Most Industrial control systems (ICSs) fall into either a continuous process control system, typically managed via programmable logic controllers (PLCs), or discrete process control systems, that might use a PLC or some other batch process control device. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems display the process under control and provide access to control functions through Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

The focus of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is on connecting industrial assets, such as turbines, jet engines, and locomotives, to the cloud and to each other in meaningful ways. Field devices in process plants gather valuable additional data on their own condition and environment. Industry4.0 approaches like condition monitoring and predictive maintenance require this information. Both SCADA & IIoT platforms are used to increase overall productivity by integrating smart maintenance, reduce wastage, increase in efficiency and a decrease in downtime. Industrial IoT can effectively detect failures and trigger maintenance processes, autonomously reacting to unexpected changes in production. IIoT can provide ways to integrate legacy devices and legacy software seamlessly into the new technology landscape thereby improving cost and productivity. The growth of IIoT market is driven by increasing adoption of automation by small and midsized companies. SCADA along with IIoT enables monitoring, controlling, analysis and improvement of the industrial enterprise.

Course Objective

This course is aimed at equipping an Engineer /Diploma holder /M.Sc holder (in specific streams) with appropriate knowledge and skills required in configuring, programming, deploying  and operating Industrial automation systems with the use of Industrial Field Instruments, Industrial IoT,  PLCs, and SCADA/ HMI.

Course Outcome

Qualified automation engineers to meet the requirements of designing appropriate industrial automation systems.

Course Structure



Module Title

Duration (Hours)









PLC&PID Controllers &Industrial Networking







Industrial IOT&Analytics







SCADA/ HMI System Development







Total Duration/Credits





Course Contents

PLC & PID Controllers & Industrial Networking:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers & IO modules interfacing Techniques
  • Implementation of control techniques using PLCs
  • SIEMENS SIMATIC S7 controllers
  • SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional programming Software, S7-PLCSIM
  • ABB AC 500 Controller / CoDeSys
  • Programming with IEC 61131-3 Languages (LD,FBD &ST)
  • Fundamental process control techniques & Controller tuning methods
  • Introduction to Industrial Networking
  • Analog and Digital Communications on Plant Floors
  • RS232-422-485 standards & PLC to PC communication
  • HART, MODBUS, Profibus-DP and Industrial Ethernet
  • ProfiNET (SIEMENS IM151-1 High Feature, Siemens Touch Panel) and Foundation fieldbus(FF)


Industrial IoT & Analytics:

  • Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things
    • Understanding IT and OT convergence: Evolution of IIoT
    • IIoT reference architectures and design considerations
    • IIoT Architectures - Device, Network and Cloud Networks, communication technologies and protocols
  •  Industrial cloud platforms
    • Siemens IoT2040 platform and associated hardware
    • The intelligent industrial gateway to connect the field level to the IT level/cloud
    • Cloud components and services
    • NI-Compact RIO
    • How to use Node-RED node
    • Device Management, Databases, Visualization, Reporting, Notification/Alarm management, Security management, Cloud resource monitoring and management
    • Interface with industrial cloud platforms like MindSphere, IBM Whatson, and GE Predix etc..,
    • Data acquisition, storage and analytics
  • Industrial IoT security
    • Standards and Best practices
    • Hardware and Software solutions
    • Network and protocol security features


SCADA/ HMI System Development:

  • Introduction to SCADA and SCADA components
  • iFIX from GE Digital - SCADA Software
  • Network Communications protocols, Communication with RTUs
  • Data Acquisition with PLCs/RTUs
  • SCADA and Database Connectivity
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) Configuration
  • Historical data collection using SCADA software
  • Industrial Data Analytics: Use of collected data for decision making, maintenance, remote monitoring and control, etc..,
  • IIoT and edge nodes: Basics of IIoT enabled devices and applications
  • Connectivity using OPC UA: Information exchange with different layers of automation



Course Fees

Rs. 25,000/- + all taxes as applicable


BE /B.Tech Degree or Diploma passed in the following discipline:

Electrical/Electronics/Electronics&Communication/Instrumentation/IndustrialElectronics/ChemicalEngineering/AppliedInstrumentation/Control\&Instrumentation/Mechatronics/Computer Science

M.Sc in Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Industrial electronics


Important Dates

Last date for receiving completed application forms

First selection list will be prepared based on the applications received on or before 03rd April 2020.

The additional selection list will be prepared based on the applications received on or before 09th April 2020 and excluding the applicants included in the first selection list.

Publication of First selection list in our website

07th April 2020 (Candidates must verify their selection from our web site only. No other individual intimation will be send to the candidates separately)

Last date for taking provisional admission by paying the Advance fees for applicants in the First selection list

on or before 17th April 2020

Publication of additional

selection list in our website (if there are vacant seats)

13th April 2020 (Candidates must verify their selection from our web site only) No other individual intimation will be send to the candidates separately

Counseling date

20th April 2020

Payment of First installment fees for applicants in first selection list

On 20th April 2020

Payment of Advance & First installment fees for applicants in Additional selection list

On 20th April 2020

Course commencement date

On 21st April 2020

More Details

For more details like How to Apply, Placement, Hostel, etc please see the Course Calendar or Course Brochure(438 kB)

For further information if any, you may Contact the Course Coordinator : nagendra@calicut.nielit.in

0495-2287266 - Ext 247/ 215 , Mob: 9154584522/9074380671