In strict compliance with the objectives of Outcome Based Education (OBE), one of the key performance indicators of the institution is the outcome of the programs offered and courses taught. As the college is affiliated to the Bharathiar University, it takes meticulous initiatives to follow the POs and COs framed by the University. The POs and COs are displayed on the website and also in the brochure of the department.
Bharathiar University : https://nilgiricollege.ac.in/academics/po-pso-co
College Website : https://nilgiricollege.ac.in/academics/po-pso-co
Department Level Brochure : departmentbrochure.pdf (nilgiricollege.ac.in)
Apart from POs and COs mentioned by the university, the institution also has framed POs and COs by introducing certificate courses designed in tune with industry requirements. A panel of industry experts has been assisting the institution in fixing the timely requirements in the industry.
METHODS OF IMPLEMENTATION
The initial level discussion takes place with the academic advisory board on the outcomes framed by the university. In addition to that, the academic advisory body will recommend institutional-level POs and COs. The body of department heads, teachers, and invited domain experts will frame the department-level POs and COs. The same will be shared with teachers at the beginning of the academic year as part of the FDP.
The admission officer of the institution and teaching staff counselors who are engaged in the admission process explain the POs to the students. The same will be well-explained to parents and students together in the inaugural ceremony of the first-year classes. In addition to that, the COs will be explained to the students during their induction program.
ASSESSMENT OF ATTAINMENT OF POs AND COs
There are multipronged mechanisms to assess the attainment of POs and COs.
1. COMPREHENSIVE EXTERNAL EXAMINATION
Comprehensive external examinations are conducted at the end of each semester by the affiliating university to assess the attainment of credits for each course. The maximum score is 50 in which domainbased theoretical and logical questions are asked in the assessment. The answer scripts are evaluated by external subject experts from different institutions decided by the university.
2. CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Continuous Internal Assessments are carried out by the institution to assess the performance in class participation, preparations of case studies, fieldwork, participation in group discussions, term papers, performances in seminars/workshops, paper presentations, and report/content writing, etc. The attainment is assessed out of 50 marks for each course. Questions of internal exams were mapped with Course Outcomes using Bloomstaxonamy methods.
3. GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES FEEDBACK
The IQAC conducts feedback surveys among the pass-out students about the graduate attributes that include major components of POs and COs. The students can rate their attainment on a 10-point scale.
4. JOB FAIR HR REPORT
In order to help students in bagging the best jobs, the institution conducts regular job fairs for alumni and final-year students. The HR executives of different companies will submit interview reports mentioning the skill sets of candidates that are considered as the attainment of POs and COs. Feedback on CO attainment is collected from the students after each internal test. Gap analysis and gap bridging methodologies are devised and executed at the end of each semester by the faculty members engaging the concerned courses.