This book “The Learning Paradigm” is designed by Dr. Mahendra Tiwari and Dr. Amarjeet Singh as a reference book for the first course in soft computing for undergraduate and post graduate students of computer science. The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to various approaches of soft computing. This book is concise yet through in its coverage of many soft computing topics. The book covers the subject matter keeping in mind all the issues of soft computing. It introduces basic concept of natural computing, neural network, learning techniques, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithm that is necessary for understanding soft computing techniques and its applications.