Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating
(Online Survey)
Nath B
Fall 2013, 16:198:552:01 — Computer Networks (index #37030)
Enrollment= 25, Responses= 25

Part A: University-wide Questions:
Student Responses Weighted Means
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Section Course Level Dept
1. The instructor was prepared for class and presented the material in an organized manner 1 0 1 4 19 0 4.60 4.60 4.51 4.52
2. The instructor responded effectively to student comments and questions 1 0 1 3 20 0 4.64 4.64 4.56 4.56
3. The instructor generated interest in the course material 1 0 5 2 17 0 4.36 4.36 4.38 4.34
4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward assisting all students in understanding course material 1 0 3 2 19 0 4.52 4.52 4.55 4.57
5. The instructor assigned grades fairly 1 1 3 2 18 0 4.40 4.40 4.44 4.46
6. The instructional methods encouraged student learning 1 0 5 4 15 0 4.28 4.28 4.30 4.25
7. I learned a great deal in this course 1 0 3 5 16 0 4.40 4.40 4.34 4.30
8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject matter and wanted to take this course 0 1 6 6 12 0 4.16 4.16 4.19 4.19
9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the instructor as 0 0 3 5 17 0 4.56 4.56 4.43 4.41
10. I rate the overall quality of the course as 0 0 2 4 19 0 4.68 4.68 4.42 4.38

What do you like best about this course?:

Every class was a source of motivation for me , every class thought me something new and something exciting. The course contents are awesome and the instructor is very good. Its worth all the time and efforts.

Learning about what networks are made of (dns server, load balancer, switch, app server) and the role of each in contributing to user experience.

Prof Badri not only teaches very well but he inspires the students. The concepts are presented in such an organized manner that anybody can understand. I'm glad I took this course!

The zeal shown by the professor towards the course.

the content is comprehensive

The course is very good. And professor covered various research papers along with the basics that help us to get a wider picture of the overall course.

The professor's enthusiasm about the latest technologies in Networking rubs off on us. He generates interest in the subject.

computer network is exactly the topic that i am interested in.

Focus on new concepts

Give a very systematical background about networks as well as the trends of this area.

A lot of modern techniques and trends of internet are introduced by the professor in class.

If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

I would like to go a little slow on explaining the hardware papers /algorithms and try to be a little slow with the contents. I would rather go fast with the charts and statistics contents.

I would make it clearer what paper readings were due each week and put better links to papers on the website. A lot of the links are broken.

I'd give more assignments and probably allocated an entire week for SDN

May be some more practicality by implementing the routing like BGP.


The topics are varied, so to cover all the topics and papers, I would have to take up a extra lecture i.e. instead of single lec per week, I would have to give up aoter day (may be or 1:20 ours an o 3 hours), so that I could include man f he topics along wit examples for thorough understanding of the project.

it will be better if there are more contents about SDN.

I'll give more chance to do project, so that students could have more hand-on experience.

Maybe more practice and less theory

In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

He motivated me to participate in the Juniper Networks SDN competition, and my team achieved 3rd position.

Great source of information towards SDN,Data center networking

from paper reading, got to know the state of art tech of internetworking

This course has help me understand various topics such as datacenters topology, DTCP, multipath, BGP, SDN various design schemes implemented by reading out the papers. The course has helped me out understand all these concepts very well and know the ongoing trends in today's world, which I think is most important for us.

the topics in class are those that i am strongly interested in

Generated interest to focus on current trends in technology


I don't have much foundation in networks, but this class gives me a better view of the modern networks other than the traditional network knowledge.

Other comments or suggestions::

Sir, I would like to work with you in your research projects , I will be sincere and will accord my best efforts.

One of the best Professors I've ever had! Thank you Badri


The pace was somewhat fast, but since we need to cover many topics, it explains. So if possible, please arrange p for extra leces o cover all the topics very thoroughly and include some more examples in some important concepts.

I would not have the class at 8:40 in the morning. :)

maybe, class time could be changed to a time slot other than early morning.

Answer the email a little bit more faster.

Good course.