Outcome-Based Education (OBE) had been implemented in the Faculty of Engineering since 2013, in accordance with the directives of National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, India. NBA has been accorded permanent signatory status of Washington Accord on 13 June, 2014. As per Washington Accord agreement, recognition of graduate studies in the field of engineering and technology / management programs applies only to programs accredited by NBA, Tier - I institutions.
The Washington Accord is an international agreement to mutually recognise accreditation levels as equivalent. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares its graduates.
OBE is an internationally practised educational model that focuses on the measurement of student outcomes and the implementation of corrective measures to overcome deficiencies in teaching – learning process / course delivery methods / assessment / student attitude, etc. Curriculum is designed with course outcomes (COs) to prepare the students to achieve the graduate attributes / programme outcomes (POs) and program specific outcomes (PSOs) at the point of graduation. The POs / PSOs are designed to produce graduates who are well-prepared to achieve the programme educational objectives (PEOs). The PEOs and POs / PSOs had been formulated in consultation with all major stakeholders (employers, alumni and students) to meet the demands of a challenging and globalized workplace.
Program educational objectives (PEOs) describe the career and professional accomplishments that a program would prepare the graduates to achieve in 3 to 5 years after their graduation. Three PEOs formulated for the B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program in line with the institute / department vision and mission.
Graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in engineering related fields.
Graduates engage in life-long pursuit of knowledge and interdisciplinary learning appropriate for industrial and academic careers.
Graduates contribute to sustainable development and the well-being of society.
Three defined PEOs have definable key competencies in three major areas, which are professionalism, continuous personal development and societal engagement.
|PEO||Performance Indicators||Performance Target|
|PEO1: Professionalism Graduates will establish themselves as practicing professionals in engineering related fields.||Engaged in Engineering or related work.||PEO1 is achieved if at least 50% graduates achieved at least 2 in PEO1|
|Are a member of professional bodies or professional learned societies (IEEE, IETE, IE, ISTE).|
|Applied / attained professional status.|
|Registered as a certified or qualified person in a related engineering field.|
|A consultant and technical adviser in the related field.|
|PEO2: Continuous Personal Development Graduates will engage in lifelong pursuit of knowledge and interdisciplinary learning appropriate for industrial and academic careers.||Have obtained or current pursuing postgraduate degree.||PEO2 is achieved if at least 50% graduates achieved at least 2 criteria in PEO2|
|Have obtained or currently pursuing other professional certification / qualification.|
|Participate in learning activities to keep updated / improve competency as required in careers (technical documents / seminars / courses).|
|Have published in academic/technical publications /report.|
|Are involved in R&D activities.|
|Participate in activities to further develop skills in other interest.|
|PEO3: Societal Engagement Graduates will contribute to sustainable development and the well-being of society.||Are involved in volunteerism/ community / NGO.||PEO3 is achieved if at least 50% graduates achieved at least 2 criteria in PEO3|
|Involve in charitable or philanthropic activities.|
|Are involved in environmental/sustainable development activities.|
|Involve in health and safety activities.|
Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to be able to do by the time of graduation. POs are expected to be aligned closely with Graduate Attributes.
NBA has adopted 12 program outcomes. With this in mind, the B.Tech program in engineering and technology has the following 12 Programme Outcomes (POs):
|A graduate of B.Tech program in engineering and technology will demonstrate:|
|PO1||Engineering knowledge||Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.|
|PO2||Problem analysis||Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.|
|PO3||Design / development of solutions||Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.|
|PO4||Conduct investigations of complex problems||Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.|
|PO5||Modern tool usage||Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.|
|PO6||The engineer and society||Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues, and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.|
|PO7||Environment and sustainability||Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.|
|PO8||Ethics||Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.|
|PO9||Individual and teamwork||Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.|
|PO10||Communication||Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.|
|PO11||Project management and finance||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.|
|PO12||Life-long learning||Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.|
In addition to program outcomes, the department publish two to four program specific outcomes (PSOs) based on the inherent strengths and competencies of the department. These are what the students should be able to do at the time of graduation.
Programme Specific Outcomes are what the students should be able to do at the time of graduation with reference to a specific discipline.
|A graduate of B.Tech program in engineering and technology will demonstrate:|
|PSO1||Design, develop, fabricate and commission the electrical systems involved in power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization.|
|PSO2||Focus on the components of electrical drives with its converter topologies for energy conversion, management and auditing in specific applications of industry and sustainable rural development.|
|PSO3||Gain the hands-on competency skills in PLC automation, process controllers, HMI and other computing tools necessary for entry level position to meet the requirements of the employer.|
The POs / PSOs are directly mapped to relevant courses and explicitly mapped to the course outcomes (COs) of the related courses. The POs attainment of individual students will be continuously measured throughout the period of study based on the performance in each course.
Course Outcomes (COs) are the expected outcomes of each course, and it is what student should be able to do upon the completion of a specific course. Each course has course outcomes which are explicitly linked to specific POs / PSOs. COs are assessed and evaluated through various measurement/assessment tools. At the end of the measurement, the COs attainment will directly contribute to the achievement of specific POs linked to it.
The adoption of OBE is perceived as: