B.E. – INFORMATION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
The department offers a 4-Year Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) program in Information Science and Engineering with an intake of 120 students. The program is autonomous and is affiliated to Visvesvarya Technical University (VTU). Permanent affiliation has been granted for the program by VTU for 6 years starting from 2010 -11. The B.E Program has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under the Tier-1 scheme (Equivalent to Washington Accord) in the year 2014.
Given the autonomous nature of the program, several committees such as Board of Studies (BOS), Board of Examiners (BOE), Departmental under Graduate Committee (DUGC) and Advisory Committee coordinate the activities of the program. Stake holders such as Students, Faculty, Academicians, Alumni and Employers are part of these committees.
Designing the Program Curriculum
- The Program co-ordinator identifies courses with reference to IEEE, ACM and other guidelines.
- The Program co-ordinator identifies a course co-ordinator in consultation with DUGC.
- Course co-ordinators identify course outcomes in discussion with the program co-ordinator and DUGC.
- The course co-ordinator outlines the content, Teaching Learning Methods and Assessment methods for each course in discussion with the DUGC.
- The DUGC presents the course curriculum to the Board of Studies (BOS) following which relevant changes are incorporated.
- Then Curriculum is presented to the Academic Council for approval
The department has adopted measures to implement innovative teaching and learning processes. There is emphasis on keeping courses current with respect to global trends.
- Updating of Curriculum as per industry/global requirements: The syllabus is periodically revised to accommodate the changing needs of the industry.
- Improving student skills through course projects and case studies: The principles of outcome based education are implemented via learning methodologies such as course projects, case studies, seminars, take-home assignments, debates and hands-on training.. These expand the student capabilities for analysis, decision making and self learning.
- Implementation of Rubrics for better evaluation/assessment tools: Traditional evaluation methods have been replaced by Rubrics evaluation to assess the overall capabilities of the students. Importance is placed on inculcating and evaluating communication skills, presentation skills, project skills, self development skills, ethics behavioural skills and usage of tools for computing practices. Surveys from alumni, employers, Programme exit and course exit provide statistics are used to assess the Course Outcomes/ Program Outcomes/Program Educational Objectives.