Chandigarh: 8th July : ALPHA NEWS INDIA DESK ;—-Chandigarh College of Architecture is hosting a two day capacity building workshop on NBA accreditation, jointly with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), North Western Region(NWR), Chandigarh. The National Board of Accreditation is one of the two major bodies responsible for accreditation of higher education institutions in India, the other being NAAC. NBA accredits technical programmes which include engineering & technology, architecture, applied arts and crafts, computer applications, management, pharmacy, hospitality and tourism management. The workshop was inaugurated by Sh. Sachin Rana, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Special Secretary cum Director-Technical Education, Chandigarh Administration.
Dr.KCB Rao and Prof. (Dr.) Vikram Singh, experts of NBA conducted the workshop and enlightened the audience about the significance, role and responsibilities of the accreditation process which is now mandatory for technical institutions. Over the coming years NBA will be playing critical role in awarding degrees said the experts and stressed the need on outcome based education. 160 teachers from various AICTE approved technical institutions across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh had participated in the workshop.The National Board of Accreditation was established by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1994 and operated as an autonomous body since 2010. NBA has introduced new processes, parameters and criteria for accreditation, promoting international quality standards for technical education in India. This workshop is a precursor to the NBA application process being taken up in the college with the support of the Chandigarh Administration.