Programme Outcomes (PO), Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO) & Course Outcome (CO)
The Institution offers programmes sanctioned by the University of Calicut and the broad framework of the National Policy on Education and Global standards are incorporated in the University Curriculum. Accentuating the knowledge and learning process is the fulcrum of higher education. Broadening the horizon of academic learning by incorporating various participatory mechanisms to shape a new dawn in higher education is an ongoing effort of our Institution.
The academic learning efficacy of any programme and courses depends on the Programme Outcomes and Course Outcomes. The college has developed its POs and COs with a particular view taking into consideration the mission and goals of the programmes. For all the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the POs and COs are drafted following discussions with all the stakeholders.
The programmes offered by College cater to multiple interests of the student community and also at building the human capital needed by the society and nation. The programme outcomes and course outcomes are primarily designed at imparting knowledge and skills which is critical for building students’ competence and personality. These learning outcomes focus on values and ethics along with enhancing their interpersonal communication skills. The POs/COs are thus in keeping with the prime motto of the college i.e. empowering students and preparing them to be catalysts of change
Evaluation of Programme and course outcomes by the Institution
Course outcomes identify the unique knowledge and skills expected to be gained from a given course. Programme outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do upon the completion of a specific program. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behavior that students acquire. Programme specific outcomes are what the students of a specific programme should be able to do at the time of studying in the programme. Programme outcomes and programme specific outcomes are attained through the attainment of course outcomes.
The course outcomes are measured through syllabus, completion of syllabus, continuous evaluation (internal evaluation), and setting up of question paper, evaluation, and result. At the departmental level the heads of the department and the teachers who are engaged in any class strive to complete the courses in time and in some cases extra classes are conducted for the students who they identify as relatively average. The 75 percent of compulsory attendance to qualify for writing the examination of the courses is adhered to ensure students participation in the class. The attendance is also tied with marks.
The programme outcome/programme specific outcomes are measured by taking the aggregate result of all courses in a given programme of an individual student, and then the average performance of all the students in a given programme.