Process Followed to Identify Objectives

Objective

This file contains data about what are course outcomes (COs), what is the process to identify COs, on what parameters these COs are mapped with POs (Program outcomes). It also includes the tools and methods used for CO attainment, along with remedial measures taken if certain COs are not attained upto the requirements.

Summary

This file provides information used for CO attainment like: Direct assessemnt methods which are mid term exams, university exams, lab assessment exams, outreach activites etc. and Indirect assessment activities like- survey and feedbacks. The internal assessment weightage is given as 40% while that of external assesment it is 60%. The documentation also explains attainment of course outcomes with respect to set attainment levels. Course outcomes of every subject is given along with its mapping with POs. File provides data about last 5 years CO attainment, along with the remedial measures taken to improve course attainment outcome.

Process to identify COs

In the process to map COs with POs and PSOs, the Course Outcomes are designed in such a way so that they can fulfill the requirements of Program Outcomes and Program Specific Outcomes. The keywords used to identify COs, blooms taxonomy has been referred in conjunction with the course syllabus. The Course Outcomes are designed by Course Coordinators and finalized by Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) to achieve the Vision of the department with the help of its mission statements. In order to attain the defined COs in effective and efficient manner, course coordinators design the Lecture Outcomes in line with Course Outcome.

The following steps are used to formulate course outcome:

  • Detail study of program outcomes and Program Specific Outcomes.
  • Identification of keywords with the help of Blooms Taxonomy
  • Conjunction of keywords with the course curriculum.
  • Develop course outcomes for each of the courses in the curriculum.

Process to map COs with POs and PSOs

The strength of mapping of COs with POs and PSOs are defined at three levels:
Level#1: Slight or Low
Level#2: Moderate or Medium
Level#3: Substantial or High

Method used to define the correlation level is based on the course hours devoted to the specific Course Outcome which address the given Program Outcome. Following formula has been used to show the connection between a single Course Outcome and Program Outcome and Program Specific Outcome.

The COs-POs and COs-PSOs mapping depends on two factors: first, the learning level and second, the hours provided for that learning level. There are three learning levels are identified for this purpose.

Learning Level % of hours required
Master >=40%
Reinforce <40% and >=25%
Understanding <=25% and >=10%
Introduction Less than <10%

If hours devoted to the specific PO and PSO is to achieve Master level of learning, which is greater than or equals to 40% of total number of hours allotted to the specific Course Outcome, then the correlation level will be Substantial. If hours devoted to the specific PO and PSO is to achieve Reinforce level of learning, which is less than 40% and greater than or equals to 25% of total number of hours allotted to the specific Course Outcome, then the correlation level will be Moderate. If hours devoted to the specific PO and PSO is to achieve Understanding level of learning, which is less than 25% and greater than or equals to 10% of total number of hours allotted to the specific Course Outcome, then the correlation level will be Slight. In case the hours devoted to the specific PO or PSO is just to introduce the concept, which is less than 10%, that PO or PSO is not considered for correlation with COs.

Attainment of Course Outcomes

Methods and tools used to measure attainment of course outcomes Table: Assessment processes and Tools
Direct Assessment methods
Mid Term Exams Midterm and University theory exams are used to check up to which level the defined COs are attained.
University Exams
Lab Evaluation This is a continuous assessment to analyze students practical knowledge.
Lab Internal Assessment Midterm and University practical exams are used to check up to which level the defined LOs attained.
Lab External Assessment
Tutorial/Assignment These are methods used to test the analytical skills of the students by making them to find solutions of difficult problems.
Outcome Based Approach It is a tool used to evaluate the real time problem solving skills using techniques like case study, application based questions and mini projects.
Indirect Assessment methods
Survey It includes students feedback and semester end survey. It is used to identify the gaps in the curriculum with reference to POs, PSOs and industry perspectives. Based on the feedback short term courses, workshops, seminars etc required to bridge the gap can be organized.
Feedback

Table: CO Assessment Methodology and Tools

CO Assessment Tool Weightage Assessment Frequency Facilitator Reviewer
Mid-Term Exams 20% Twice: Mid-Term-I: In the middle of the semester (60% course coverage) Mid Term-II: At the end of semester (40% course coverage) Course Coordinator Quality Improvement Committee
University Examination 60% Once: End of semester RTU  
Tutorial/Assignment 10% Two per unit, approximately ten in a semester Course Coordinator Quality Improvement Committee
Outcome based Activities(Case Study / Application Based Approach / Mini Projects) 05% Once in a semester Course Coordinator Quality Improvement Committee
Survey And Feedback 05% Students feedback conducted twice in a semester and semester end survey is conducted at the end of semester. Quality Improvement Committee Quality Improvement Committee

Note:

Internal Assessment weightage: 40%
External Assessment weightage: 60%

Attainment of course outcomes with respect to set attainment levels

Attainment Level
S. No Tool Attainment
1 Mid Term Examinations Attainment Level 1: X% students scoring more than target% of marks Attainment Level 2: Y% students scoring more than target% of marks Attainment Level 3: Z% students scoring more than target% of marks
2 RTU Examinations
3 Tutorial / Assignment Attainment Level 1: X% students scoring more than target% of marks Attainment Level 2: Y% students scoring more than target% of marks Attainment Level 3: Z% students scoring more than target% of marks
4 Outcome based approach
5 Survey and Feedback Attainment Level 1: X% stakeholders are agreed with the attainment of COs. Attainment Level 2: Y% stakeholders are agreed with the attainment of COs. Attainment Level 3: Z% stakeholders are agreed with the attainment of COs.

Table: PO and PSO Assessment Methodology and Tools

PO Assessment Tool Weightage Assessment Frequency Facilitator Reviewer
Co Attainment 40% - Course Coordinator Quality Improvement Committee
Career Oriented Activities 20% Once: End of semester Placement Coordinator Quality Improvement Committee
Student Portfolio 20% Once: End of semester Tutor Quality Improvement Committee
Survey And Feedback 20% Twice Quality Improvement Committee, Principal Quality Improvement Committee