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NBA - National Board of Accreditation
National Board of Accreditation
What is Accreditation ?
Literally Accreditation means Recognition and gaurantee of minimum quality
For the NBA it means
A process of quality assurance, giving credit where it is due for some clearly visible and demonstrable strategies of academic activities and objectives of the institutions, known to be honestly pursued and efficiently achieved by the resources currently available with a potential for continuous improvement in
quality for effective growth.
Why should institutions go for Accreditation by NBA ?
If your institution and your programmes are accredited by NBA, you will
be able to identify your programmes with excellence in technical education.
be assured of conformity to good practices and bench marks of global requirements...
be able to rate your programmes on a national platform to attract better student intake.
be able to appraise yourself of your own facilities, faculty vis-a-vis performance.
be a satisfied vendor of human capital to world-class employesr and other stake holders.
How was the NBA Constituted ?
National Board of Accreditation (NBA) was constituted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), as an Autonomous Body, under Section 10(u) of the AICTE Act,1987
"To periodically conduct evaluation of technical Institutions or Programmes on the basis of guidelines, Norms and Standards specified by it and to make recommendations to it, AICTE or to the Council, or to the Commission or to the other bodies, regarding recognition or de-recognition of the institution or programme."
What are the goals of NBA ?
To develop a Quality Conscious system of Technical Education where excellence, relevance to market needs and participation by all stake holders are prime the major determinants. NBA is dedicated to building a technical education
system, as vendors of human resources, that will match the national goals of growth by competence, contributions to economy through competitiveness and compatibility to societal development. NBA will provide the Quality bench marks
targeted at Global and National Stockpile of human capital in all fields of technical education.
What does Accreditation signify ?
Accreditation signifies different things to different stake holders for the parents, it signifies tha their child goes through a teaching-learning environment as per accepted good practices.
for the students, it signifies that he has entered the portals of an institutions, which has the essential and
desirable features of Quality Professional Education.
for the employers, it signifies that the students passing out has competence based on well grounded technical
for AICTE , it signifies that the institutional performance is based assessment through a competent body of
Quality assessors, with of Strengths & Weaknesses emanating as a feedback for policy-making.
for the institution, it signifies its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for future growth.
for the industry and infrastructure providers it signifies, identification of quality of institutional capabilities and
Skills & Knowledge.
for the country, it signifies confidence in the Suitability for sustaining stockpiles of market sensitive human
capital and a pragmatic national development perspective.
for the alumni, it signifies attachment through the pride of passing out with credentials.
What is the difference between AICTE approval and NBA Accreditation ?
Approval of AICTE for new Institutions or for starting new programmes is based on
Credibility of Institutional Management and the Programme providers.
Assurance of Compliance to AICTE Norms and Standards.
Prior approval by the State Government and University or other competent authority.
Market sensitivity of programme output, to avoid imbalance in supply of qualified manpower.
Accreditation of the Institutional Programmes by NBA is based
Availability of potential for sustaining and improving upon assessment criteria
Recognition by all stake holders like the end-users, institutional products and the community at large
Demonstrated capability of the institution and programme to adhere to the qualitative criteria of Accreditation
Assessement by peer groups of NBA experts through a visit to the institution and making relevant
recommendations to the NBA.
Who can apply for Accreditation by NBA ?
If your institution and the programmes are approved by the AICTE
If atleast two batches of students have passed out of the programme.
Which programmes come under Accreditation by NBA ?
Under the provisions of the AICTE Act of 1987 all diploma, degree and post graduate programmes coming under the
following disciplines are covered under Accreditation by NBA
Engineering and Technology
Hotel management and Catering Technology
Town and Country Planning
Applied Arts and Crafts
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