NBA Accredited UG Programs
An Expert Team conducted on-site evaluation of the Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering UG programs during 13th to 15th October 2017. The report submitted by the Expert Team was considered by the concerned Committees constituted for the purpose in NBA. The competent authority in NBA has approved the following accreditation status to all the programs applied for, as given in the table below:
|S.No .||Name of Programme (UG)||Period of validity|
|1||Civil Engineering||Academic Years 2017-2018 to 2019-2020 i.e., upto 30-06-2020|
|2||Computer Science & Engineering|
|3||Electronics & Communication Engineering|
Implications of NBA Accreditation
Accreditation is a process of quality assurance and improvement, whereby a program in an approved institution is critically appraised to verify whether the program continues to meet and/or exceed the Norms and Standards prescribed by the regulator from time to time. It is a recognition which indicates that a program fulfils desired standards.
Accreditation serves to inform
- Parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards.
- Employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice.
- Faculty, deans and administrators of the strengths, weaknesses and of ways to improve the program.
- The public that graduates are aware of societal considerations and ethical practices.
NBA Accreditation provides assurance about program quality to all stakeholders: Students, Parents, Industry and Employers, Government, Society, Management and Faculty.
The various aspects looked into while accrediting a program include
- Infrastructure: Buildings and Facilities
- Faculty: Teaching Learning
- Industry Interaction: Brand
- Employability: Placement record
- What students can do after graduation (Outcome Based Education – OBE)
- Whether the institute provides all that is necessary for a confident engineer of tomorrow
Globalization has brought in a clear shift from education as transmission of expert knowledge to education as building-learner competencies, including learning to learn and life-long learning. That means focus will have to be on understanding fundamentals very well, and learning new skills/competencies that would enable individuals to cope with the demands of the rapidly changing workplace. Hence the Institute has to prepare global engineers who will have to solve problems and shoulder challenges which are not even known today. NBA Accreditation means the Institute meets the expectations of the stakeholders in this respect.
Students can pursue B.Tech (Honors) Degree (APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)
Institutions with at least two NBA accredited B.Tech./M.Tech. programs can offer B.Tech. (Honors) Degree at the time of registration of the student for B.Tech. (Honors), in the fifth semester. The department concerned shall have at least one M.Tech. in the concerned stream, for B.Tech. (Honors) registration. This is applicable to all our NBA Accredited departments and for Students having no credit arrears and a CGPA of 8 or above at the end of the fourth semester.
Students can pursue B.Tech (HONOURS) Degree (APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)
Institutions having at least two NBA accredited B.Tech./M.Tech. programme can offer B.Tech. (Honours) Degree at the time of registration of the student for B.Tech. (Honours), in the fifth semester. The department concerned shall have at least one M.Tech. in concerned stream, for B.Tech. (Honours) registration which is applicable for all our NBA Accredited departments. B.Tech. (Honours) Degree for Students having no credit arrears and a CGPA of 8 or above at the end of the fourth semester.
In Kerala only few courses have been approved by NBA. Verify the list of NBA accredited institutions under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University’s (APJKTU) official website. Click here to see the list.