Malnad College of Engineering as an autonomous institution ensures that the curriculum enables our students to meet the ever evolving global requirements as well as contribute to regional development. The curriculum is revised every year by conducting regular meetings of the Academic Council, Board of Studies and Industrial Advisory Board. The syllabi prepared by members of the Internal Board of Studies of each department are presented before the External Board of Studies. The External Board of Studies of each department consists of well- experienced academicians from premier institutes, experts from industries and distinguished alumni. This ensures that the curriculum enables the students to acquire a strong knowledge base in the field of the programme as well as be familiar with the cutting edge technology that the industry demands. The suggestions from the experts are incorporated to frame the final curriculum and will be approved in the Academic Council
The curriculum is designed adhering to the twelve Program Outcomes proposed by National Board of Accreditation. Program Educational Objectives, Program Outcomes, Program Specific Outcomes are defined for each program and Course Outcomes are defined for each course. At the end of the course, attainment of both Course outcome and Program Outcome are evaluated and suitable measures are taken to improve attainment.
In addition to the engineering courses, courses like Language Skills, Analytical Ability Development, Aptitude Reasoning Development etc are included in the curriculum by which at the end of the course, students will be groomed to be ready to face the expectations from the recruiters. While framing the syllabi utmost care is taken to ensure that after completing the programme, students will be able to compete in exams like GATE, IES etc. The curriculum warranties the student to be a successful societal member and scholar/ professional/ entrepreneur to excel in their career. To improve student’s employability skills, industry-driven courses, internships and projects are included in the curriculum.
Elective system allows students in final year and pre-final year students to opt the courses as per their choice. From the academic year 2022-23, the elective system is implemented from the first year onwards. Moreover, Open-Elective Courses were introduced to enable students pursuing a degree in one programme to be familiar with the courses related to other programmes also which will enhance the inter-disciplinary interest of students.
In addition to improving the skills of students to meet global standards, measures have been taken to ensure local and regional relevance in the curriculum. In this regard, Balake Kannada and Samskrithika Kannada courses are mandated in the curriculum. Moreover, students are encouraged to take projects that solve the societal problems in the locality. The academic flexibility in view of autonomy of the institute ensures in introducing advanced courses as per the trends to make the students be ready with any sort of challenges once they are into the professional field.