Accreditation is a process of quality assurance and improvement, whereby a programme in an approved Institution is critically appraised to verify that the Institution or the programme continues to meet and/or exceed the Norms and Standards prescribed by regulator from time to time. It is a kind of recognition which indicates that a programme or Institution fulfills certain standards.
The purpose of the accreditation by NBA is to promote and recognize excellence in technical education in colleges and universities - at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels. Institutions, students, employers, and the public at large all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through the NBA accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by the NBA's developmental approach to promote excellence in technical education. Through accreditation, the following main purposes are served:
The accreditation criteria, processes, policies, and procedures are described in manuals mentioned below.
These Manuals has been amended and the revised. These Versions of Accreditation Manual (May, 2019) will apply to accreditation visits from Augut 2019 onwards. Accreditation Manual Version May 2019 is available for download:
General Manual for Accreditation (Version: May 2019)
Manual for Accreditation of Undergraduate Engineering Programs (Tier I Institutions) (Version: May 2019)