Programme Outcomes (POs)

Programme Outcomes (POs) are statements about the knowledge, skills and attitudes (attributes) the students should have at the end of a formal program (i.e., three-year Arts/Commerce/Mass Com. etc, Graduate program) in India. POs are broader statements that describe what the students are expected to learn and would be able to do after their Bachelor Degree. POs deal with the general aspect of graduation for a particular programme, and the competencies and expertise a graduate will possess after completion of the programme. The POs adopted by the National Board for Accreditation (NBA) for accreditation of programmes are based on initial capabilities, competence, skills, etc. These parameters are called Graduate Attributes and they vary from discipline to discipline and level to level.

Course Outcomes (COs)

POs are attained through programme specific Core Courses. These course-specific outcomes are called Course Outcomes. Course Outcomes (Cos) are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know, and be able to do at the end of each course. The COs are statements that relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviour the students acquire as they go through a specific course within a programme. The course outcomes are statements which are course-specific. They cover the core course related outcomes, and contribute to the overall attainment of the Programme Outcomes. Each course is designed to meet (about 5–6) Course Outcomes. The Course Outcomes are stated in such a way that they can be actually measured. COs are set by the institution, by consulting with the department heads, faculty, students and other stakeholders.

(Click on appropriate department to view and download the POs, and COs for specific Courses listed under each department)