Fundamental of Outcome Based Curriculum in Engineering Education - January 2021

By Prof. Joshua Earnest   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Bhopal
Learners enrolled: 331
This course will equip all teachers, professionals and aspiring teachers to understand the very root of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) that is the Outcome-Based Curriculum Development (OBCD). This course focusses on the four distinct major components of the OBCD i.e. Curriculum Planning, Curriculum Designing, Curriculum Implementation and Curriculum Evaluation. Understanding these four components elaborately discussed in this course with relevant examples, will automatically help you to also comprehend the basic features of Outcome-Based Teaching-Learning (OBTL) and how to undertake Outcome-Based Assessment (OBA) in various situations such as classroom, laboratory, field and industry, which is the litmus test for the success of OBE.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 31 Jan 2021
End Date : 12 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 09 May 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education

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Course layout

To prepare the participants (means teachers or potential teacher) to plan for design of outcome-based engineering curricula to fulfill the need of the industry/society by comprehending different curriculum approaches. 

Module - 1:   Introduction to Curriculum Development in Engineering Education

Module - 2:   Overview of Curriculum Development Process in Engineering Education  

Module - 3:  Outcome-based Curriculum (OBC) in Engineering Education.

A variety of instructional strategies and methods will be used in this course such as, videos, power point presentations, self-learning opportunities, examples and non-examples, discussion fora, doubt clarifications, and different kinds of learning activities. You will also be getting enough opportunities to assess your own learning on various aspects of curriculum development processes especially with respect to outcome-based engineering curriculum.

Books and references

  • Gupta, B.L. and Earnest Joshua; ‘Competency-based Curriculum’, Mahamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Earnest Joshua et al; Engineering Education and Curriculum, NITTTR Bhopal, July 2009.
  • Gupta, S.K. and Earnest, Joshua;  'Engineering Diploma Curriculum NITTTR-MSBTE Model 2016; Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 16th Erie, Pennsylvania,USA 12-15 October, 2016
  • Gupta, B.L. and Earnest Joshua; 'Outcome Based Engineering Diploma Curriculum - 2012  Gujarat Experiment Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 16th Oklahoma City, USA 23-26 October, 2013 
  • Gupta, S.K.. and Earnest, Joshua; Curriculum Audit for Technical Education Institutions –; The Indian Journal of Training and Development of ISTD, New Delhi, January-March 2008; Vol.30, No.1; pp.55-64
  • Earnest, Joshua; 'ABET Engineering Technology Criteria and Competency Based Engineering Education - Proceedings of the 34th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference; Indianapolis, USA; 19-22 October, 2005
  • Earnest, Joshua; Competency–based Technical Education – An Approach for Reform –The Indian Journal of Technical Education of ISTE; New Delhi; October-December 2003, Vol.26, No.4; pp.17-23
  • Earnest, Joshua; 'How to Assess Student Outcomes in an Engineering College Laboratory? - Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Best Assessment Processes V”, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana; USA Session No.66. 24 -26 April, 2003
  • Earnest, Joshua; 'Competency-based Engineering Curricula – An Innovative Approach - Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education, at Oslo, Norway; Session No.439, 6-10 August, 2001

Instructor bio

Prof. Joshua Earnest

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Bhopal
Prof. Joshua Earnest is a Professor of Electrical Engineering in National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal. He has 6 years of experience in the industry and more than 35 years in technical education, teacher training, consultancy and research. Since 1996, he has been instrumental in introducing the outcome–based curriculum development and laboratory instruction in the engineering education system in India. He has co-authored the book ‘Competency–based Curriculum’ and several engineering education related teacher training modules at NITTTR Bhopal. From 2005, online wind power training programmes for educating engineering teachers was launched for the first time in India by him. He is the coordinator of the 2018 SWAYAM faculty development programme MOOCs in ’Fundamentals of Outcome-based Curriculum for Engineering Education’. He is the Chairman of the 2019 AICTE outcome-based model curriculum for diploma in Electrical Engineering. He is also the producer-author and E–content editor of several units of 2020 AICTE-NITTT mandatory online technical teacher training programmes available on http://nittt.ac.in/. He has also authored books – ‘Wind Power Plants and Project Development’ (2nd Ed.) for the industry and another one – ‘Wind Power Technology’ (3rd Ed.), for the university system. He has also been the wind power education consultant to several overseas Universities and organisations in Sweden, China and Namibia. He has conducted more than 500 training programmes for engineering college, polytechnic and overseas teachers including industry executives. He has coordinated several engineering educational projects published several international papers related to technology and engineering education. He is a B.Sc. (Engg.) in Electrical Engineering, an M.Tech. in Heavy Electrical Equipment, Masters in Technical Education and a Ph.D. in Technical Education. 
Contact No.: +9194065 64239, +9178989 40539
Email: joshuaearnest29@gmail.com, joshuaearnest@nitttrbpl.ac.in


He is a Professional Technical Education System Developer& Trainerand awell experienced Civil Engineerof repute. Currently, He is a Professor of Curriculum Development (For Engineering Fields) and was Dean (Academics) and served for a long time  in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NITTTR Bhopal. He is now with the department of Education and Research of  the Institute.During the 43 years of his service career, for the last 35years he has been demonstrating his expertise and professional competence, in areas like Human Resource Development, Worked on National Level Policy Aspects of Engineering/Technical Education system development,TES & Other consultancy  Projects, Design & Resources Development, Evaluation & Accreditation, Research Guidance & Coordination and course engagement,To his credit he has developed/produced more than 125 documents which include proposals,reports/ instructional and learning resources, curriculum documents, project & related documents, research reports  etc,.as a leader or key team member.
• More than 12 Post Graduate level Thesis/Dissertations have been guided / Examined by him of  teachers/students,
• He has conducted twenty (23)Research& Project based studies as main investigator/team member.
• 30 international/National /State level research papers and  have been authored in areas like Human Resources Management, Training and Development, Evaluation of Education Projects and Programmes, Systemic Reforms Research and Policy Planning in Technical Education ,Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Outcome Based Curriculum, Accreditation, Environmental Education & Management, Construction Management and Pile Foundations.
Contact No.: +919425024687
Email: vhradhakrishnan@nitttrbpl.ac.in.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative); 
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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