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        What is Accreditation ?
 Literally, Accreditation means Recognition
  and guarantee of minimum quality.
 For NBA, it means the process of quality
  assurance in technical education field.
            Objectives of NBA

1. To encourage the institutions to
   continually strive towards the attainment
   of excellence.
2. To identify the strength and weakness of
   their programmes.
3. To assist the institutions in improving the
   quality and effectiveness of their
    Comparison of NBA with ISO 9001:2000

1. ISO 9001:2000 is the standardization of Quality
   Management System (QMS) of an organization.
2. ISO 9001:2000 certifies the QMS whereas NBA
   certifies the Quality.
3. QMS is the coordinated activities in an
   organization which focus to improve the quality.
4. ISO 9001:2000 is based on eight
   standardization clauses whereas NBA
   accreditation is based on eight quality criteria.
      Eight Standardization Clauses for
               ISO 9001:2000
1.   Scope
2.   Normative Reference
3.   Terms and Definitions
4.   Quality Management System
5.   Management Responsibility
6.   Resource Management
7.   Product Realization
8.   Measurement, Analysis and Improvement
       Eight Quality Criteria and Weightages
              for NBA Accreditation
1.   Organization and governance [80]
2.   Financial resources, allocation &utilization [70]
3.   Physical resources (central facilities) [50]
4.   Human resources (faculty & staff) [200]
5.   Human resources (students) [100]
6.   Teaching-learning processes [350]
7.   Supplementary processes [50]
8.   R&D and interaction efforts [100]
                               TOTAL = 1000
     How was the NBA Constituted ?

• For overseeing the growth and quality of
  technical education in the country, the All
  India Council for Technical Education
  (AICTE), was established by an Act of the
  Parliament in 1987.
• In order to assess the qualitative
  competence of educational institutions the
  National Board of Accreditation (NBA) was
  set up by AICTE in 1994.
             Mission of NBA

• To periodically conduct evaluation of
  technical Institutions and to make
  recommendations to AICTE regarding
  recognition or de-recognition of the
  institution or programme.
          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.
 Bench marks of global requirements
 A national platform to attract better student intake.
 Appraise yourself of your own facilities
 Vendor of human capital to world-class employers
        What does Accreditation signify ?
 FOR THE PARENTS, it signifies that 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 inputs
 FOR AICTE, it signifies that the institutional
  performance is assessment through a competent
  body of Quality assessors, with it’s Strengths &
      Accreditation signify ? (cont’d)
  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.
 FOR THE INSTITUTION, it signifies its strengths,
  weaknesses and opportunities for future growth.
  What is the difference between AICTE
   approval and NBA Accreditation ?
                Approval of AICTE
 Assurance of Compliance to AICTE Norms and
 Ensure prior approval by the State Government
  and University.
 Avoid imbalance in supply of qualified
               Programmes by NBA
 Assessment by peer groups of NBA experts, for
  qualitative criteria, through a visit to the
  institution and making relevant
  recommendations to the NBA.
 What is NBA's Quality Grading Format ?

NBA has a two-part grading system:
          Accredited and Not accredited.

 More than 650 marks     - Accredited
 Less than 650 marks     - Not Accredited.
 Between 650 -750 - Accredited for a period
  of 3 years.
 More than 750 - Accredited for a period of
  5 years
    What is the Composition of visiting
          Accreditation Team ?
• The Visiting Accreditation Team consists of a
  chairperson and two programme experts
• One of them being from industry or end-user
• The team members are either senior
  academics or engineers
• The Chairperson once the Accreditation Team
  is constituted is an autonomous authority
• The programme Expert are responsible for
  assessing the individual programmes
      How is assessment done ?

 The Chairperson and the programme
  experts in consultation with the institution,
  agree to details of the visit based on NBA
 The Team carries out physical verification of
  infrastructure facilities, records, interviews
  faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry and
  any other activity deemed necessary and
  ensure transparency
 What is not the purpose of Accreditation ?

• Not to find faults with the institution, but to
  assess the status-ante of the performance.
• Not to denigrate the working style of the
  institution and its programmes but to provide a
  feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.
• Not to demarcate the boundaries of quality but
  to offer a sensitizing process for continuous
  improvement in quality provisions.
• Not to select only institutions of national
  excellence but to provide the benchmarks of
  excellence and identification of good practices.
  What happens if there is no Accreditation ?
 The Accreditation process has been developed as
  a tool for Quality Assurance in technical education.
 Without it, is not possible
   To sustain the present institutional growth rate.
   To correct existing imbalances in generation of
     quality technical manpower.
   To ensure that the institute has the necessary
     resources for qualitative technical education.
   To ensure the institutional products meet
     industry requirements.
      What is the process of Accreditation ?
1.    Institution obtains the manuals of Accreditation along with the
      Application form.
2.    The institution responds to the two part Questionnaire.
      Part I - About Institution and Part II - About Individual
3.    NBA's Secretariat scrutinises the application for adequacy of
      information, relevance and eligibility for accreditation
      seeks suitable dates for visit by the Accreditation Team.
      constitutes the Accreditation Team.
      prepares brief for the members of the team.
4.    Accreditation Team visit's the institution and makes
5.    Team Recommendations are presented to the Sectorial
6.    The NBA considers the recommendations of the Sectorial
7.    The results are placed in the EC of AICTE for information.
8.    The results are notified and published in the Directory of
      Accredited Programmes of institutions.
 What is the composition of National Board
             of Accreditation ?
 Chairman of the Board                                        1
 Representatives from Industry R&D establishments and eminent
  educationist                                                 7
 President of Institution of Engineers (India) (Ex-officio)   1
 President of Pharmacy Council of India (Ex-officio)          1
 President Council of Architecture (Ex-officio)               1
 Chairman/Vice Chairman, UGC with background of
  Science/Technical Education) (Ex-officio)                    1
 President Association of Management Schools (Ex-officio)     1
 Representative of IIT Council nominated by the Chairman of IIT
  Council from amongst Council members) (Ex-officio)           1
 Representative of MHRD not below Joint Secretary level Govt. of
  India with background of Science / Technology) (Ex-officio) 1
 Member Secretary (AICTE Ex-officio)                          1
 The Chairman, AICTE may co-opt additional members to the Board.
  Who can apply for Accreditation by NBA ?

You can
 If your institution and the programmes are
  approved by the AICTE
 If at least 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
 Management
 Architecture
 Pharmacy
 Hotel management and Catering Technology
 Town and Country Planning
 Applied Arts and Crafts

   ORGANISATION AND GOVERNANCE                   - 80
   HUMAN RESOURCES (STUDENTS)                    - 100
   TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESSES                   - 350
   SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESSES                       - 50
   R&D AND INTERACTION EFFORT-                   - 100

                               TOTAL           - 1000

 A. Planning and Monitoring
 B. Recruitment Procedure & its Effectiveness
 C. Promotional Policies/Procedure
 D. Leadership
 E. Motivational Initiatives
 F. Transparency
 G. Decentralization and Delegation &
    participation of faculty
 H. Constitution of GC/GB
           AND UTILIZATION (70)

II.1 Budget allocated to the Institution & Utilization
• Recurring budget
• Non-recurring budget
II.2 Budget allocated to the Department & Utilization
• Recurring budget
• Non-recurring budget

A Student’s Hostel (Men & Women)
B Power back up:
C Reprographic facilities
D Bank, Post Office
F Counseling and Guidance, Language Lab.
G Medical Facility
H Internet Facility
I Canteen
J Transport
           IV. HUMAN RESOURCES (200)
                (FACULTY & STAFF)
IV.1 Faculty (160)
A Numbers, Student Faculty :Ratio, Cadre ratio
     Avg. experience, faculty retention, Turnover
B Qualifications
C Participation of faculty in Institutional development/
     Departmental development/ Academic matters/
     Student’s Development/ Self growth
D Implementation and Impact of Faculty
     Development initiatives
E Analysis and Follow-up of Performance appraisal
F Service rules, pay package, incentives
      IV. HUMAN RESOURCES (cont’d)

IV.2 Support Staff (40)
A Numbers
B Qualification/ skills
(Lab., Office, Computer centre etc.)
C Skill upgradation
                   Dept. Files Managed By
                  Jayasree N.R & Shereefa

1.1  List of Department Faculty & Supporting staff
1.2  Bio data of department faculty
1.3  Bio data of supporting staff
1.4  Self appraisal of faculty
1.5  Recruitment procedures of faculty & supporting staff
1.6  details of faculty & supporting staff doing Higher
1.7 Participation of faculty in short term courses
1.8 Department organized faculty development programs
1.9 Attendance Register of faculty & lab staff
1.10 Time table
1.11 Leave details of faculty & supporting staff

A Student admissions
B Academic results
C Performance in competitive examinations
D Placement
             V. HUMAN RESOURCES: STUDENTS (100)
                     Dept. Files Managed By
                  Sajeena Khadar & Sajeena M.K

1.1    List of students in the department
2.2    Selection and admission criteria of students
2.3    Admission policy for lateral entry (List of students)
2.4    Students data cards-S8
2.5    Students data cards-S6
2.6    Students data cards-S4
2.7    Students data cards-S1S2
2.8    Details of University results
2.9    List of students passed GATE examinations
2.10   List of students admitted to P.G. courses
2.11   Placement details

A Delivery of syllabus, contents
B Contents beyond the syllabus
C Academic calendar
D Continuous evaluation procedure
E Utilization of Laboratories/
F Information access facilities
G Student centric learning initiatives
H Students feedback
                     Dept. Files Managed By
        Sameer, Nafeesa, Thasneem, Haseena P.Y & Smitha

3.1    Scheme & syllabus
3.2    Participation of dept. faculty in syllabus revision
3.3    Directions from quality management cell (ISO 9001:2000)
3.4    Course calendar (Working days per month & semester)
3.5    Semester teaching plan
3.6    Attendance details of the students
3.7    Monthly attendance shortage report
3.8    Details of internal evaluation procedure
3.9    Series test question papers
3.10   Sample of series test answer books
3.11   Sample of assignments
3.12   Details of feedback from students
3.13   Consolidated sessional marks of students
                   Dept. Files Managed By

3.14   University question papers
3.15   Details of University result analysis
3.16   Details of laboratories and workshops
3.17   Details of computer facilities in the department
3.18   Sample of lab fair records
3.19   Sample of lab rough records
3.20   Department library details
3.21   Details of instructional materials
3.22   Details of course file kept by each faculty
3.23   Details of final year (S7/S8) student’s seminar reports
3.24   Seminar reports for 2006, 2005, 2004
3.25   Details of final year (S7/S8) student’s project reports
3.26   Project reports for 2006, 2005, 2004
3.27   Purchase details of the department
3.28   Details of University examination

A Extra & co-curricular activities
B Personality Development initiatives
C Professional society activities
D Entrepreneurship Development
E Alumni Interaction
F Ethics
G Students Publications/ Awards
                        Dept. Files Managed By
                         Jaseela and Sajina. P
4.1    EEE Association activities
4.2    Details ISTE activities
4.3    NSS activities
4.4    Students achievements & participation (National level seminars,
       paper presentation, circuit design contests, quiz etc.)
4.5    Participation of students in sports and games
4.6    Participation of students in fine-arts
4.7    Minutes book of semester wise P.T.A meeting of the dept.
4.8    Minutes book of semester wise meeting of students, teachers &
       group tutor
4.9    IEEE activities
4.10   EECC activities
4.11   Details of ALUMINI activities
4.12   Details of National level technical symposium (conducted by the
       dept. in April-2003)
4.13   Details of students educational tour

A Budget for in house R&D activities and its
B Academic/ Sponsored/Industrial research
  and development
C Publications and Patents
D Industry participation in developmental and
  student related activities
E Continuing Education (organizing &
F Consultancy and Testing
G Students’ Project Work
                   Dept. Files Managed By
                     Renuka, & Nishada

5.1  Details of industry institute interaction
5.2  Details of industrial visit
5.3  Industrial training details
5.4  Details of industrial projects
5.5  Details of seminars from industrial experts
5.6  Details of training and placement cell activities
5.7  Employment details
5.8  Details of entrepreneurship development
5.9 Details of research & consultancy activities
5.10 Recognition by ISO 9001:2000
                For students
•   All teachers are available?
•   How conduct feedback
•   Computer center facilities
•   Tutorial
•   Dept library
•   Grievance cell
               Pending work
1.   Display the list of experiments in each lab
2.   Charts and cut model
3.   Staff list display board in HOD’s room
4.   Building drawing indicating dept. rooms
5.   Floor mat in machines lab
6.   National conference
7.   Society oriented programmes

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