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Course Outcomes and Programme Outcome: Backbone of Outcome Based Education

Volume 7 - Issue 5

Geeta Deswal*, Kumar Guarve, Ashwani Dhingra, Bhawna Chopra, Rohit Kamboj and Priyanka Kriplani

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    • Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, India

    *Corresponding author: Geeta Deswal, Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, City Center Road, Yamuna Nagar-135001, Haryana, India

Received: July 31, 2018;   Published: August 10, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001563

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One of the main features in Outcome-Based Education (OBE) is the consideration and evaluation of the course outcomes. The Outcome based Education (OBE) has been one of the major concern of most academic institutions in India, mainly among the Pharmacy institutions as the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has made it compulsory for programme accreditation. Course outcomes are the parameters that the student is expected to achieve at the time he or she completes the course. Each course under the bachelor programme has its own set of course outcomes. At the end of each course, the course outcomes are assessed and evaluated to check whether it has been attained or not. This paper aims to provide a method for the assessment of attainment of course outcomes for Pharmacy Programme as per need of NBA. NBA requires specific evaluation techniques and assessment methods for measuring the attainment of Course Outcomes and Programme Outcomes. Accordingly this paper describes the evaluation method used to calculate the Programme outcomes via direct assessment of the Course Outcomes and indirect methods.

Keywords: OBE; NBA; Assessment; Attainment

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