NBA Accreditation and Teaching – Learning in Engineering (NATE)

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Prof. N J Rao
Prof. K. Rajanikanth

IISc Bangalore & MSRIT

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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.


Working and aspiring engineering teachers


Degree in Engineering


Educational Institutions, Corporate Training


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 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

Additional information


IISc Bangalore & MSRIT

Total hours


Certification Process

1. Join the course
Learners may pay the applicable fees and enrol to a course on offer in the portal and get access to all of its contents including assignments. Validity of enrolment, which includes access to the videos and other learning material and attempting the assignments, will be mentioned on the course. Learner has to complete the assignments and get the minimum required marks to be eligible for the certification exam within this period.

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 9/12 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

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. (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

1 review for NBA Accreditation and Teaching – Learning in Engineering (NATE)

  1. vijay kumar

    very much required for institutional people.

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