Initiatives to Adopt Outcome Based Education

Outcome Based Education (OBE) is a student centered natural and logical system focused on quality that necessitates a program to define out-comes and set up processes to measure and achieve them. This system of education must be thoroughly understood by both faculty and students for its effective implementation. The UOL Islamabad campus decided to shift from old “teaching-oriented” system to OBE “student centered” system in the beginning of 2018. In this regard OBE Cells were established both at university level and department level. A roadmap was devised and the target was achieved in incredibly short time. Work was done on several aspects to adopt OBE and multiple initiatives were taken to ensure a smooth transition of the system. The first step was to educate and train the faculty on OBE. Alongside a gap analysis was performed and the gaps between the current system of education and the OBE system were identified and accordingly necessary actions were taken.