To meet the challenge of ensuring excellence in engineering education, the issue of quality needs to be
addressed, debated and taken forward in a systematic manner. Accreditation is the principal means of
quality assurance in higher education. The major emphasis of accreditation process is to measure the
outcomes of the program that is being accredited. In line with this Faculty of Technology of University of
Mumbai has taken a lead in incorporating philosophy of outcome based education in the process of
Faculty of Technology, University of Mumbai, in one of its meeting unanimously resolved that, each
Board of Studies shall prepare some Program Educational Objectives (PEO‟s) and give freedom to
affiliated Institutes to add few (PEO‟s) and course objectives and course outcomes to be clearly defined for each course, so that all faculty members in affiliated institutes understand the depth and approach of course to be taught, which will enhance learner‟s learning process. It was also resolved that, maximum senior faculty from colleges and experts from industry to be involved while revising the curriculum. I am happy to state that, each Board of studies has adhered to the resolutions passed by Faculty of Technology, and developed curriculum accordingly.
In addition to outcome based education, semester based credit and grading system is also introduced to ensure quality of engineering education.
Semester based Credit and Grading system enables a much-required shift in focus from teacher-centric to learner-centric education since the workload estimated is based on the investment of fl studio mobile apk time in learning and not in teaching.
It also focuses on continuous evaluation which will enhance the quality of education.
University of Mumbai has taken a lead in implementing the system through its affiliated Institutes and
Faculty of Technology has devised a transparent credit assignment policy and adopted ten points scale to
grade learner‟s performance. Credit and grading based system was implemented for First Year of
Engineering from the academic year 2012-2013. Subsequently this system will be carried forward for
Second Year Engineering in the academic year 2013-2014, for Third Year and Final Year Engineering in
the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 respectively