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ERIC Number: EJ884328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Accreditation System for Technical Education Programmes in India: A Critical Review
Prasad, G.; Bhar, C.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n2 p187-213 May 2010
This paper gives an overview of the Indian technical education system with regard to both its quantitative and qualitative scenario and upholds the value of accreditation in quality improvement and quality assurance of educational programmes. The paper presents a comparison of accreditation systems being followed in some important countries, including India, that are signatories or provisional members of Washington Accord. It also looks into the reasons of the sparse level of accreditation work completed by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) since its inception. While mentioning strengths of the NBA accreditation system, the paper points out some shortcomings in the policy, self-assessment questionnaire, criteria, weightage assigned to criteria and rating scheme followed by NBA. Some important recommendations have also been made to render the accreditation system more effective and acceptable to various stakeholders of the technical education sector in India. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India