E-commerce - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the E-commerce course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC370) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamental concepts of E-commerce and E-business models, and components of E-commerce system.

Course Objectives:

The main objective of this course is to provide basic concepts of E-commerce, E-commerce Business Models, E-Payments, E-commerce Security, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and Basics of Recommendation System.



E-commerce, E-business, Features of E-commerce, Pure vs. Partial E-commerce, History of E-commerce, E-commerce Framework (People, Public Policy, Marketing and Advertisement, Support Services, Business Partnerships), Types of E-commerce: B2C, B2B, C2B, C2C, M- Commerce, U-commerce, Social-Ecommerce, Local E-commerce, Challenges in E- commerce, Status of E-commerce in Nepal, Overview of Electronic Transaction Act of Nepal

E-commerce Business Model

E-commerce Business Model, Elements of Business Model, Types of Revenue Models, B2C Business Models: E-tailer, Community Provider, Content Provider, Portal, Transaction Broker, Market Creator, Service Provider, B2B Business Models: Net Market Places (E- distributer, E-procurement, Exchanges, Industry Consortia), Private Industrial Networks (Single Firm, Industry Wide), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), EDI Layered Architecture, EDI in E-commerce, E commerce and Industry Value Chain, Firm Value Chain, Firm Value Web, Case Studies of Global and Local E-commerce Systems

Electronic Payment System

E-payment System, Online Credit Card Transaction, Online Stored Value Payment System, Digital and Mobile Wallet, Smart Cards, Social/Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payment Systems, Digital Cash/e-cash, E-Checks, Virtual Currency, Electronic Billing Presentment and Payment (EBPP) System, Auctioning in E-commerce (English, Dutch, Vickery, Double), SET Protocol, Features of SET, Participants in SET, Card Holder Registration, Merchant Registration, Purchase Request, Dual Signature, Payment Authorization, Payment Capture, Status of E-Payment Systems in Nepal, Case Studies of Global and Local Payment Systems

Building E-commerce System

E-commerce Website/Software, Building Catalogs: Static, Dynamic, Building Shopping Cart, Transaction Processing, Development of E-commerce Website/Software: Databases, Application Programs, Integration with ERP Systems, Integration with Payment Gateways, Using Open Source CMS for Development of E-commerce Applications

Security in E-Commerce

E-commerce Security, Dimensions of E-commerce Security: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Authenticity, Nonrepudiation, Privacy, Security Threats in E-commerce: Vulnerabilities in E-commerce, Malicious Code, Adware, Spyware, Social Engineering, Phishing, Hacking, Credit card fraud and Identity theft, Spoofing and Pharming, Client and Server Security, Data Transaction Security, Security Mechanisms: Cryptography, Hash Functions, Digital Signatures, Authentication, Access Controls, Intrusion Detection System, Secured Socket Layer(SSL)

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing, Online Advertisement, Ad Targeting, Search Engine Marketing, Keyword Advertising, Search Engine Optimization, Display Ad Marketing, Interstitial Ad, Video Ad, Advertising Exchanges, Programmatic Advertising, Real-Time Bidding, E-mail Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Social Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Local Marketing, Online Marketing Metrics, Pricing Models for Online Advertisements, Case Studies: Facebook Marketing Tools, Twitter Marketing Tools, Pinterest Marketing Tools, Location Based Marketing Tools: Google AdSense

Optimizing E-commerce Systems
Search Engine Optimization, Working mechinaism of Search Engines, On Page SEO, Off Page SEO, Page Ranks, Using Google Aanalytics, Social Media Analytics, Recommendation Systems: Collaborative, Content Based, Use of Recommendation Systems in E-commerce

Old Syllabus


Lab works

Laboratory Works:

The laboratory work includes developing E-commerce applications. The students are highly encouraged to use server side and client side scripting for developing the applications with categories, shopping carts, payment gateways. Students can also use open source ecommerce CMS frameworks and configure them to simulate e-commerce systems. The laboratory work for e-comerce optimization includes SEO tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics,Twitter Analytics etc. Students can also implement basic recommendation system in the e- commerce systems.