Friday, January 19, 2018

NBA accredits various engineering programs of YMCA Varsity

YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has added another feather to its cap as various engineering programs of the University have received accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The accreditation granted by the NBA to University programs reflects the quality of Technical Education being imparted by the University and strengthens the University’s vision to become globally acclaimed Institute in Technical Education.
    Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dinesh Kumar has congratulated all the staff members for this great achievement. Prof. Dinesh Kumar has expressed gratitude towards the Governor, who is also Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma for extending full support to the University due to which University has achieved another milestone to support the State Government’s mission to set high standards in Technical Education. He said that with the accreditation of various engineering programs, the graduates of this University would get ‘substantial equivalency’ in several countries including the USA and UK. 
Registrar, Dr. S.K. Sharma has also congratulated faculty and supporting staff and expressed pleasure over the achievement. 
    The NBA has granted accreditation to four Undergraduate Programmes and one Postgraduate Programme posed by the University under Tire-1 format. The accreditation has been granted to UG Programs for the period of three years and PG Program for two years. The programs which have been granted NBA accreditation includes B.Tech. in Computer Engineering, Electronics Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Master in Computers Application (MCA).
    The accreditation is in line with the Washington accord to which NBA is a signatory. In compliance with Washington accord, graduates of NBA Tier-1 accredited programs from YMCA University will be globally recognised by the other signatory countries, which include Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, UK and USA as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering in those countries.
    NBA is an autonomous body that periodically evaluates technical institutions and programs according to specified norms and standards recommended by AICTE. As a part of accreditation process, NBA expert team visited the campus during November 24 to 26, 2017 and evaluated five Departments of the University.
    The NBA Expert Team assessed the University on its parameters and key aspects during its visit and inspected all the facilities like labs, workshops, libraries and other student support services and had extensive interaction with faculty, students, alumni, parents and senior functionaries of the University, besides examining all records maintained by the University.
    It may be recalled that YMCA University, upgraded to the level of University in year 2009, was granted ‘A’ Grade accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grant Commission (UGC) in November, 2016 for the first time and recently, the University had been selected under the TEQIP-3 project.
Why get accredited? 
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.
 How will it benefit Students? 
Students, who graduate during the validity period of accreditation, will be deemed to have graduated with an NBA Accredited degree. Students studying in NBA accredited Institutions can be assured that they will receive education which is a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance and that the needs of the corporate world are well integrated into programs, activities and processes. It signifies that he has entered the portals of an Institution, which has the essential and desirable features of quality professional education.

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