C is a popular programming language which is commonly used by scientists and engineers to write programs for any specific application. C is also a widely accepted programming language in the software industries. This beginner’s guide to computer programming is for student programmers to effectively write programs for solving numerical problems. All that is required of a beginner programmer is not experience in computing but interest in computing. The programs illustrated in the book have been accumulated, experimented and tested by the author during his teaching of the subject to a few thousand students in over a decade. In addition, numerous problems are adapted form university question papers. Short questions and answers and objective questions are an added feature. All these would build confidence of the students and those appearing for interview/viva voce in a practical lab. The special topic of the book is C graphics and animation which helps students develop simple programs to generate geometrical and graphical objects.