CO-PO Terminologies Used

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Program Outcomes (POs)

Program outcomes describe what students are expected to know and would be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Course Outcomes(COs)

Statements indicating what a student can do after the successful completion of a course. Every Course leads to some Course Outcomes. The CO statements are defined by considering the course content covered in each module of a course. For every course there may be 5 or 6 COs. The keywords used to define COs are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Program Specific Outcomes

Program Specific Outcomes are statements that describe what the graduates of a specific engineering program should be able to do.

PO Evaluator

All the courses together must cover all the POs (and PSOs). For a course we map the COs to POs through the CO-PO matrix and to PSOs through the CO-PSO matrix as shown below. The various correlation levels are:

“1” –Slight (Low)Correlation

“2” –Moderate (Medium)Correlation

“3” –Substantial (High)Correlation

“-” indicates there is no Correlation

Program Educational Objectives:

PEOs are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments in five years after graduation that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Program Specific Outcomes: PSOs are statements that describe what the graduates of a specific engineering program should be able to do

PO Attainment

The Program Outcomes (POs)/Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs) are the qualities that must be imbibed in the graduates by the time of completion of their program. At the end of each program, the PO/PSO assessment is done from the CO attainment of all curriculum components.

CO Attainment

For the evaluation and assessment of CO’s and PO’s, rubrics are used. In each course, the level of attainment of each CO is compared with the predefined targets, if is not the course coordinator takes necessary steps for the improvement to reach the target. With the help of CO against PO/PSO mapping, the PO/PSO attainment is calculated by the programme coordinator.

Direct Assessment

The knowledge and skills learnt by the student are assessed directly from their performance through internal assessment and external assessment processes.

  • External assessment- Performance of student is recorded in university theory exams, laboratory exams and project evaluation.
  • Internal assessment- Performance of student is recorded through class assignments and tutorials, internal assessment tests, laboratory assignments, seminars and project progress review and evaluation.

Indirect Assessment

This includes feedbacks from all the stakeholders such as student feedback, exit survey, alumni feedback, parent feedback, employer feedback and performance in extra co-curricular activities. Feedbacks are designed to assess the attainment of course outcomes by the engineering student.