NBA Accreditation and Teaching and learning in Engineering (NATE)

By Prof. N J Rao, Prof K Rajanikanth   |   IISc Bangalore, MSRIT
Learners enrolled: 2846
The quality of Teaching and Learning in Engineering has come to be an important issue in India to all stakeholders including teachers, students, parents, Managements, University, AICTE, NBA, and Industry, especially after the introduction of new Accreditation Process introduced by NBA in 2015. The quality of learning of the graduating engineers determines the quality of their placements. While there was significant research in the last few decades in our understanding of how people learn, there have not been many intersections of this knowledge with the instructional practices at institutions of higher learning. The dominant instructional method still remains lecturing. Industry, Regulatory Bodies and Accreditation Agencies in India want the engineering graduates to attain a set of Program Outcomes (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) which are discipline agnostic and a set of Program Specific Outcomes identified by the Department offering the program. The curriculum of a program decides the nature of learning experiences, including the courses, projects, internships, and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Working and aspiring engineering teachers
PREREQUISITES : Degree in Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Educational Institutions, Corporate Training 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Faculty Domain - Fundamental
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : OBE and Accreditation 
Week 2 : Outcomes and Cognition 
Week 3 : Knowledge Categories, and Affective and Psychomotor Domains 
Week 4 : Course Outcomes 
Week 5 : Course Design, ADDIE and Analysis Phase 
Week 6 : Design Phase 
Week 7 : Development, Implement, and Evaluate Phases 
Week 8 : Surveys (Key Words
Week 9 : Instruction Design 
Week 10 : Instructional Approaches 
Week 11 : NBA Criteria 1 to 3 
Week 12 : NBA Criteria 4 to 10 

Books and references

1. Anderson L.W. and Krathwohl D.R. et.al. (Eds.), 2001, A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Longman
2. William Spady: “Outcome–Based Education: Critical Issues and Answers”, American Association of School Administrators. 1994 

Instructor bio

Prof. N J Rao

IISc Bangalore
N.J. Rao ,Previously the Chairman of CEDT (Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, IISc during 1981 1996, and Chairman, Department of Management Studies during 1998 2006, and superannuated as Professor at CEDT in July 2006. Presently a Consulting Professor at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, a member of several committees associated with NBA, and a member of the Core Committee that defined the new Accreditation processes of NAAC. Research areas included Control Systems and System Dynamics. Present research interests include higher education, pedagogy and education technologies, particularly assessment and metacognition. Presently working with Department of Higher Education, Kerala for improving quality of learning in Higher Education Degree Colleges, and several engineering colleges for curriculum design, pedagogy and quality of learning. Has designed and has been conducting a wide range of faculty development programs on NBA Accreditation, Curriculum Design, Course Design, OBE, and Assessment. Offered MOOC programs TALE (Teaching and Learning in Engineering) and TALG (Teaching and Learning in General Programs) through NPTEL.

Prof K Rajanikanth

Prof K Rajanikanth Former Advisor, Principal, Professor in Information Science & Engineering - M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT).

Academic Qualifications:
  B E (Electrical): Govt College of Engineering, Ananthapur,
  Sri Venkateswara University
  M.E & Ph.D: School of Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Academic Experience (Reverse Chronological Order):
  Advisor (Academics & Research), MSRIT, Bangalore
  Principal, MSRIT, Bangalore
  Vice Principal, MSRIT, Bangalore
  Professor & Head, MSRIT, Bangalore
  Professor & Head, Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal
  Senior Scientific Officer, Center for Electronics Design and Technology, IISc, Bangalore
  Scientific Officer, Center for Microprocessor Applications, IISc, Bangalore
Industrial Experience:
  Chairman and Technical Director, Electro Systems Associates Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.
  Services to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi:
  Former Member: Academic Senate, Staff Recruitment Committee, VIAT Implementation Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee, Finance  Committee, Investment Sub-Committee.
  Former Chairman: Board of Studies in Computer Science / Information Science/ MCA, Research Review Committee in Computer Science etc.
  Continuing to serve VTU in various committees.
  1.As Technical Director of ESA, designed and developed a variety of Microprocessor / Microcontroller Based Products which are presently being used widely in the country; developed several Custom-Designed systems for ADA, BPL. IPA etc; and developed several developmental tools for industrial applications.
  2.Technical Consultant for MSRIT project on Life Cycle Cost Estimation for Defence Equipment for DRDO.
 Publications in Several International / National Conferences & Journals

 Current Interests:
 1.Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, Computer Networks, Mobile Networks.
 2. Engineering Education

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
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.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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