The impacts of globalization and rapid changes in the engineering science and technology have been a great cause of comprehensive and noticeable change in engineering fraternity, hence the institutions. Only way to incorporate such a transformation, is to modify the curriculum, preserving the consistency of engineering education. Frequent review and feedback from the experts and the freedom of autonomous status of the institution have encouraged to undertake relevant changes in the curriculum to make it versatile. Consequently the desired competencies and skills are transformed amongst the students in pursuing their preparedness to cope up with the global changes. It aims to promote self reliance and satisfaction of acquiring modern engineering concepts and multi capabilities within the students to make them model technicians.
“Curriculum is an educational program designed and implemented to achieve specified programme outcomes”
Hence, in a broad sense, a curriculum incorporates the following :
To define the purpose of education
To accept systematic planning methods
To confirm implementation strategies
To identify and to incorporate needs of industries
To follow the policy directives
To cope-up with social concerns
To aim at personality development of students
To allow future developments and challenges in emerging
science and technology.