Implementation of Outcome Based Education

Preamble

The Institute is committed to a transparent and measurable outcome of the student centric curriculum framework. The Institute is not an autonomous Institute and dependent on the affiliating university on curriculum design. However, the Institute believes in implementing outcome based education. A proposal for the same was endorsed by the Institutional Board of Studies (IBOS) in its meeting scheduled on 5th of July, 2019.

Institutional Board of Studies (IBOS)

  • Dr. S. G. Gupta (Director) -Chairman
  • Dr. D. D. Gaikwad (Head, Dept. of Forensic Chemistry) – Member
  • Dr. S. G. Narwade (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forensic Physics)- Member
  • Dr. C. N. Kayte (Head, Dept. of Digital & Cyber Forensics) – Member
  • Dr. Sumedha C. Jadhav (Head, Dept. of Forensic Psychology)- Member
  • Mr. Arun D. Ghuge (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forensic Biology – Member
  • Mr. Rahul K. Bharati (Head, Department of Law) – Member
  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar (Head, Dept. of Forensic Science)- Member Secretary

Invited members:

  • Dr. Varsha Ratnaparkhe, Associate Professor, ETE, Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad

Agenda

The following agenda was set for the meeting:

  • To frame program outcomes (POs) for the Bachelor, Master and PG Diploma programs
  • To frame program specific outcomes (PSOs) for B.Sc. Forensic Science, M.Sc. Forensic Science, PG Diploma in Forensic Science and Related Law and PG Diploma in Digital and Cyber Forensics and related Law
  • To frame course outcomes (COs) for all the courses under all the four programs.

Details of the meeting

Dr. Rajesh Kumar presented the POs, PSOs and COs of various programs run by the Institutes based on the guidelines of NBA. A detailed discussion was made among the members and based on their inputs following POs, PSOs and COs was finalized on the syllabus provided by the university.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Program outcomes describe what skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.The committee tried to have a better representation of program outcomes based on the existing outcomes, which was proposed to be reviewed in every three years based on the guidelines of NBA, NAAC and the university guidelines in this regard, if any.

Bachelor Programs

The following program outcomes was endorsed by the committee for the Bachelor Program:

PO1: Basic and Discipline specific knowledge: Apply the knowledge of basic and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts in various forensic problems.

PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify and analyze forensic problems using standard methods based on scientific approach.

PO3: Modern tool usage: Understand, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern scientific techniques with an understanding of its merits and limitations.

PO4: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities  and norms of the forensic practices.

PO5: Effective Communication: Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO6: Forensic practices for society and criminal Justice setup: Understand and analyze the impact of forensic solutions to the society and criminal justice setup.

PO7: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in a multidisciplinary setting.

PO8: lifelong learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of Technological change.

Masters Programs

The following program outcomes was endorsed by the committee for the Master Program:

PO1: Basic and Discipline specific knowledge: Apply the knowledge of basic and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts in various forensic problems.

PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify and analyze forensic problems using standard methods based on scientific approach.

PO3: Modern tool usage: Understand, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern scientific techniques with an understanding of its merits and limitations.

PO4: Design/ Develop Research based solution: Design novel solution of regular or complex problems based on research outcomes.

PO5: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities  and norms of the forensic practices.

PO6: Effective Communication: Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO7: Forensic practices for society and criminal Justice setup: Understand and analyze the impact of forensic solutions to the society and criminal justice setup.

PO8: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in a multidisciplinary setting.

PO9: lifelong learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of Technological change.

PG Diploma Programs

The following program outcomes was endorsed by the committee for the Master Program:

PO1: Basic and Discipline specific knowledge: Apply the knowledge of basic and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts in various forensic problems.

PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify and analyze forensic problems using standard methods based on scientific approach.

PO3: Modern tool usage: Understand, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern scientific techniques with an understanding of its merits and limitations.

PO4: Design/ Develop Research based solution: Design novel solution of regular or complex problems based on research outcomes.

PO5: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities  and norms of the forensic practices.

PO6: Effective Communication: Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO7: Forensic practices for society and criminal Justice setup: Understand and analyze the impact of forensic solutions to the society and criminal justice setup.

PO8: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in a multidisciplinary setting.

PO9: lifelong learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of Technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The committee has designed the following PSOs for the existing program of the Institute, viz., B.Sc. Forensic Science, M.Sc. Forensic Science, PG Diploma in Forensic Science and Related Law and PG Diploma in Digital and Cyber Forensics and Related Law.

B.Sc. Forensic Science

The PSOs for B.Sc. Forensic Science program is as follows:

  • PSO1: Understand the concepts of basic and applied sciences including psychology and its applications in forensics
  • PSO2: Analyze the sample in field and laboratory test of crime exhibits with the latest norms and standards
  • PSO3: Analyze the different crime scenario and make decision regarding analysis of crime exhibits
  • PSO4: Evaluate the various results and presenting into the court of law on requirements

M.Sc. Forensic Science

The PSOs for M.Sc. Forensic Science program is as follows:

  • PSO1: Understand the basic and advanced techniques in various disciplines of forensic science.
  • PSO2: Analyze the forensic samples using basic and state-of-the-art techniques of various disciplines of forensic science.
  • PSO3: Evaluate the results of various techniques and make decisions on simple or complex forensic problems.
  • PSO4: Design and develop research based solutions of complex forensic problems.

PGD in Forensic Science and related Law

The PSOs for PGD in Forensic Science and related Law is as follows:

  • PSO1: Understand the basic concepts and principles of forensic science and its related law.
  • PSO2: Implement the concepts learnt throughout the year into various forensic problems.
  • PSO3: Examine the different crime scenarios and act according to the prevailing legal provisions.

PGD in Digital and Cyber Forensic and related Law

The PSOs for PGD in Forensic Science and related Law is as follows:

  • PSO1: Understand the basic concepts and principles of computer science and its applications in digital crime scenario.
  • PSO2: Analyze the digital data gathered from various sources in a forensically sound manner.
  • PSO3: Examine the different digital crime scenarios and act according to the prevailing legal provisions.

Course Outcomes (COs)

Course outcomes are statements indicating what a student can do after the successful

completion of a course. The committee has designed the following PSOs for the existing program of the Institute, viz., B.Sc. Forensic Science, M.Sc. Forensic Science, PG Diploma in Forensic Science and Related Law and PG Diploma in Digital and Cyber Forensics and Related Law.

B.Sc. Forensic Science

B.Sc. Forensic Science is a 3-years regular full time program of 6 semesters. In the first four semesters, there are eight papers while in the last two semesters, there are six papers.

Semester-I

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS1T1Basics of Forensic Science
2.BFS1T2Basics of Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS1T3Basics of Forensic Physics
4.BFS1T4Basics of Forensic Biology
5.BFS1T5Basics of Forensic Psychology
6.BFS1T6Basics of Digital and Cyber Forensics
7.BFS1T7Communication Skills
8.BFS1T8Indian Penal Code

BFS1T1: Basics of Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the basic concepts of crime, criminology, victimology and forensic science.
  • CO2: Understand and interpret the criminal behavior and its linkage to different crime scenario
  • CO3: Interpret various principles of forensic science and its connection to different crime scenario
  • CO4: Analyze various crime scenario and apply it into a case study
  • CO5: Classify and evaluate crime and its connections with victim and perpetrator

Semester-II

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS2T1Basics of Forensic Science
2.BFS2T2Basics of Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS2T3Basics of Forensic Physics
4.BFS2T4Basics of Forensic Biology
5.BFS2T5Basics of Forensic Psychology
6.BFS2T6Basics of Digital and Cyber Forensics
7.BFS2T7Criminology
8.BFS2T8Indian Penal Code

BFS2T1: Basics of Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand organizational setup and functioning of crime detection agencies.
  • CO2: Execute various duties of first responding officer and investigating officer at the crime scene.
  • CO3: Apply documentation techniques at crime scene of various nature
  • CO4: Execute management of crime scene of diverse nature
  • CO5: Investigate  various crime scenes.

Semester-III

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS3T1Advanced  Forensic Science
2.BFS3T2Advanced Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS3T3Advanced Forensic Physics
4.BFS3T4Advanced Forensic Biology
5.BFS3T5Advanced Forensic Psychology
6.BFS3T6Advanced Digital and Cyber Forensics
7.BFS3T7Criminal Procedure Code
8.BFS3T8Law of evidence

BFS3T1: Advanced Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of crime reconstruction, questioned documents, fingerprint and other impression evidence.
  • CO2: Classify the fingerprints into their respective classes and enhancement of fingerprints.
  • CO3: Examine questioned documents related to disputed handwriting and weigh its evidential value to fix the authorship.
  • CO4: Execute management of crime scene of diverse nature
  • CO5: Reconstruct the crime evaluating the various hypotheses.

Semester-IV

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS4T1Advanced  Forensic Science
2.BFS4T2Advanced Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS4T3Advanced Forensic Physics
4.BFS4T4Advanced Forensic Biology
5.BFS4T5Advanced Forensic Psychology
6.BFS4T6Advanced Digital and Cyber Forensics
7.BFS4T7Criminal Procedure Code
8.BFS4T8Law of evidence

BFS4T1: Advanced Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of crime scene reconstruction, development of latent fingerprint, and  impression evidence.
  • CO2: Develop latent fingerprint at various surfaces using basic as well as advanced techniques.
  • CO3: Compare fingerprints and other impression evidence based on its characteristics.
  • CO4: Identify and individualize fingerprints and other impression evidence and establishing its origin
  • CO5: Reconstruct the crime  scene of diverse nature.

Semester-V

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS5T1Applied Forensic Science
2.BFS5T2Applied Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS5T3Applied Forensic Physics
4.BFS5T4Applied Forensic Biology
5.BFS5T5Applied Forensic Psychology
6.BFS5T6Applied Digital and Cyber Forensics

BFS5T1: Applied Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of osteology, anthropology, forensic medicine, dentistry,quality management and its usage in forensics.
  • CO2: Identify early and late signs of death
  • CO3: Differentiate between bones of human and animal origin
  • CO4: Compare bones of human origin and classify according to sex, age and stature.
  • CO5: Argue the examination and results prepared by him/her in the court of law as an expert.

Semester-VI

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.BFS6T1Applied Forensic Science
2.BFS6T2Applied Forensic Chemistry
3.BFS6T3Applied Forensic Physics
4.BFS6T4Applied Forensic Biology
5.BFS6T5Applied Forensic Psychology
6.BFS6T6Applied Digital and Cyber Forensics

BFS6T1: Applied Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of forensic speaker identification, medical autopsy, injury and recent advances in forensics.
  • CO2: Classify wounds and injuries into their respective classes.
  • CO3: Compare the voice of suspects and broadly classify them into the respective speaker.
  • CO4: Operate software and hardware to record specimen voice samples in a forensically sound manner.
  • CO5: Interpret the result based on analysis of forensic voice samples.

M.Sc. Forensic Science

B.Sc. Forensic Science is a 2-years regular full time program of 4 semesters. In the first two semesters, there are six papers. For the last two semesters, the students has to opt one of the four specializations, namely, Fingerprint and Questioned Document Examination, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology, Forensic Biology, Serology and DNA Fingerprinting, Digital and Cyber Forensics and IT Security. In the third semester, one paper on “Research Methodology and Statistics” is compulsory for all, while other four papers are related to their specialization.

Semester-I

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.MFS1T1Advanced Criminalistics
2.MFS1T2Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry
3.MFS1T3Trajectory Physics and Forensic Ballistics
4.MFS1T4Cellular Biochemical & Molecular aspects
5.MFS1T5Criminal Psychology and Forensic Related Law
6.MFS1T6Forensic Computing and Offenses

MFS1T1: Advanced Criminalistics

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of crime scene investigation, fingerprint and other impressions.
  • CO2: Classify crime scenes into the respective classes and investigate it accordingly.
  • CO3: Develop,compare, classify, identify and individualize fingerprints 
  • CO4: Evaluate and examine gait pattern, ear prints, lip prints, tyre marks and tool marks obtained from the crime scene.
  • CO5: Classify and interpret different bloodstain patterns.

Semester-II

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.MFS2T1Questioned Documents & HandwritingAnalysis
2.MFS2T2Chemistry of Drugs and Petroleum Products
3.MFS2T3Motor Vehicle Crimes & Forensic Physics
4.MFS2T4Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics and Applied Forensics
5.MFS2T5Forensic aspects of Behavioral Science
6.MFS2T6Information Security, Network Forensics & IPR

MFS2T1: Questioned Documents & Handwriting Analysis

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of various types of documents, characteristics of handwriting, alterations in document, secret writings and legal provisions in document examination.
  • CO2: Compare the handwriting characteristics of various individuals.
  • CO3: Examine and interpret alterations in document
  • CO4: Analyze the documents using modern state-of-the-art instruments, such as, VSC and ESDA.
  • CO5: Defend the examination and interpretation of report in the court of law.

Semester-III

Compulsory Paper

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.MFS301Research Methodology and Statistics

Specialization in Fingerprint and Questioned Document Examination

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.MFSQD3T1Advanced Fingerprint Technology
2.MFSQD3T2Paper, Ink and Printing technology
3.MFSQD3T3Advanced Handwriting Examination
4.MFSQD3T4Document Image Processing

MFS301: Research Methodology and Statistics

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of research process, writing of research, basics on descriptive statistics, basics of inferential statistics and probability.
  • CO2: Execute literature review, select research problem, formulate hypothesis, collect data, analyze the data and test the hypothesis.
  • CO3: Author master dissertation, research paper and present the findings in a conference. 
  • CO4: Apply statistical tools to calculate central tendency, dispersion and higher statistics.
  • CO5:Test the hypothesis for both small and large samples.

MFSQD3T1: Advanced Fingerprint Technology

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand some advanced concepts of fingerprint development, origin and identification.
  • CO2: Develop  latent fingerprint using various physical and chemical techniques.
  • CO3: Compare fingerprints and classify into its respective classes.
  • CO4: Analyze palm prints and identify its origin
  • CO5: Analyze fingerprints based on ridge characteristics, poroscopy and edgoscopy.

MFSQD3T2: Paper, Ink and Printing Technology

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand concepts of paper manufacturing, composition of ink, printing process, typewriters and digital printing technology.
  • CO2: Differentiate various paper types based on both destructive and non-destructive techniques.
  • CO3: Analyze ink of written documents using spectroscopy and chromatographic techniques.
  • CO4: Examine typewritten document for its authenticity and origin.
  • CO5: Analyze printed documents for its authenticity and origin.

MFSQD3T3: Advanced Handwriting Examination

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of three-dimensional model of the nervous system and its functions in detail.
  • CO2: Explain the models of handwriting motor control.
  • CO3: Identify different neurological diseases from signs and symptoms observed through handwriting.
  • CO4: Apply basic principle of handwriting for its examination and signature verification.
  • CO5: Interpret the effects of factors, like, neurological diseases, psychotropic medication, ageing and others on handwriting.

MFSQD3T4: Document Image Processing

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of basic mathematics, MATLAB and image processing.
  • CO2: Apply image enhancement technique in both spatial and frequency domain.
  • CO3: Implement edge detection technique in an image.
  • CO4: Operate morphological filters for processing an image for better visualization.
  • CO5: Execute feature extraction technique for an image.

Semester-IV

Specialization in Fingerprint and Questioned Document Examination

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.MFSQD4T1Advanced Document Examination
2.MFSQD4T2Microscopy and Photography
3.MFSQD4T3Advanced Instrumentation
4.MFSQD4T4Forensic Pattern Recognition

MFSQD4T1: Advanced Document Examination

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of accounting, auditing, linguistics, stylistics, numismatic forgery and quality assurance in document examination.
  • CO2: Apply forensic linguistics and stylistics to determine the authorship.
  • CO3: Differentiate between genuine and forged coins.
  • CO4: Argue as an expert in the court of law for examination of document.
  • CO5: Interpret the quality parameters for document examination.

MFSQD4T2: Microscopy and Photography

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of microscopy, photography and its forensic usage.
  • CO2: Apply conventional photographic technique for document photography.
  • CO3: Examine documents using compound, stereo and comparison microscope.
  • CO4: Implement techniques of digital photography for document examination
  • CO5: Compare various photographic techniques in document examination.

MFSQD4T3: Advanced Instrumentation

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of spectroscopy, chromatography and its forensic applications.
  • CO2: Evaluate various atomic and molecular spectra.
  • CO3: Analyze and interpret experiments based on spectroscopic techniques.
  • CO4: Execute and interpret experiments based on chromatographic techniques.
  • CO5: Apply spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques in forensic document examination.

MFSQD4T4: Forensic Pattern Recognition

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the concept of pattern recognition and its applications in document and fingerprint examination.
  • CO2: Apply classification technique for data classification
  • CO3: Implement PCA for dimensionality reduction
  • CO4: Apply the techniques for enhancement of charred documents.
  • CO5: Examination of fingerprint using an automated fingerprint identification system.

PG Diploma in Forensic Science and Related Law

PG Diploma in Forensic Science and Related Law is a 1-year full time regular program. The program is a yearly program and has four theory papers. The course outcomes of all the four courses are as follows:

S. No.Paper CodeName of the paper
1.PGDF-1Crime Scenario and Criminal Justice System in India
2.PGDF-2Basics of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
3.PGDF-3Law of evidence and related laws in forensic science
4.PGDF-4Forensic Medicine and Recent Advances in Forensic Science

PGDF-2: Basics of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the basic concepts of forensic science, crime scene management, fingerprinting, questioned documents and forensic ballistics.
  • CO2: Examine fingerprints and classify it into its respective classes.
  • CO3: Execute theoretical aspects of crime scene investigation and management into real crime scene scenarios.
  • CO4: Identify individual and class characteristics of handwriting of an individual.
  • CO5: Classify firearms and ammunition into its respective classes.

PGDF-4: Forensic Medicine and Recent Advances in Forensic Science

Following are the course outcomes for this course:

  • CO1: Understand the basic concepts of forensic medicine, toxicology, analytical techniques, explosive, forensic anthropology and odontology.
  • CO2: Classify drugs and poisons into its respective classes.
  • CO3: Identify wounds and injuries of various types.
  • CO4: Examine bones and dentine to classify into animal and human origin.

CO5: Apply chromatographic technique (TLC) into various forensic problems.