Course Learning Outcomes Attainment in Polytechnic Institutions of India
Ever since India has become the permanent signatory member of the Washington Accord since 2014, India has started implementing Outcome Based Education(OBE) in higher technical education programs such as diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate Programs. The National Board of Accreditation(NBA) has started accrediting only the programs offering Outcome Based Education(OBE) since 2017. Outcome Based Education is an education approach that focuses on the graduate attributes/Program Outcomes a pass out student should possess after completing an academic program. Outcomes are the abilities acquired by the student at the end of the program. They are nothing but what the student should be able to do at the end of the program/Course/Instructional Unit. This paper makes a sincere attempt to assess whether the Course Outcome in terms of Student Learning Outcomes(SLOs) specified in a particular course are attained or not based on results of various examinations and mapping of CO-PO and their attainment levels.
Keywords - Course Outcomes, Curriculum, Outcome Based Education, Program Outcomes, Student Learning Outcome