Our MBA Program is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for a period of five years.
In India, there are two central bodies involved in accreditation: the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The NAAC was set up in 1994 by the University Grants Commission for institutional accreditation through a combination of internal and external quality assessment. The NBA was originally constituted in September 1994 to assess the qualitative competence of the educational institutions in engineering and technology, management, pharmacy, architecture, and related disciplines. The NBA in its present form came into existence as an autonomous body with effect from 7th January 2010, with the objective of assurance of quality and relevance of education, especially of the programmes in professional and technical disciplines, i.e., engineering and technology, management, architecture, pharmacy and hospitality.
NBA's process, parameters and criteria for accreditation are in line with the best international practices and oriented to assess the outcomes of the programme.
The purpose of the accreditation by NBA is to promote and recognize excellence in education in colleges and universities. 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.
Through accreditation, the following main purposes may be served:
- support and advice to institutions in the maintenance and enhancement of their quality of provision.
- confidence and assurance on quality to various stakeholders including students.
- assurance of the good standing of an institution to government departments and other interested bodies.
- enabling an institution to state publicly that it has voluntarily accepted independent inspection and has satisfied all the requirements for satisfactory operation and maintenance of quality in education.
Benefits of Accreditation
Accreditation signifies different things to different stakeholders. These are:
Benefits to Institutions:
Accreditation is market-driven and has an international focus. It assesses the characteristics of an institution and its programmes against a set of criteria established by National Board of Accreditation. NBA’s key objective is to contribute to the significant improvement of the institutions involved in the accreditation process. Accreditation process quantifies the strengths, weaknesses in the processes adopted by the institution and provides directions and opportunities for future growth. It signifies that the institutional performance is based on assessment carried out through an independent competent body of quality assessors, with strengths and weaknesses emanating as a feedback for policy-making. NBA provides a quality seal or label that differentiates the institutions from its peers at the national level. This leads to a widespread recognition and greater appreciation of the brand name of institutions and motivates the institutions to strive for more.
Benefits to Students:
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 programmes, activities and processes. It signifies that he/she has entered the portals of an Institution, which has the essential and desirable features of quality professional education.
Benefits to Employers:
Accreditation assures prospective employers that students come from a programme where the content and quality have been evaluated, satisfying established standards. It also signifies that the students passing out have acquired competence based on well established inputs.
Benefits to the Public:
Accredited status represents the commitment of the programme and the institution to quality and continuous improvement.
Catalyst for International Accreditations:
Due to accreditation from NBA, the institution’s systems and procedures get aligned with the institution’s mission and vision. All essential prerequisites for international accreditation are included in the accreditation process of NBA. Therefore, NBA acts as a catalyst for the institutions planning to acquire International Accreditation.
Benefits to Industry and Infrastructure Providers:
It signifies identification of quality of institutional capabilities, skills and knowledge.
Benefits to Parents:
It signifies that their ward goes through a teaching-learning environment as per accepted good practices.
Benefits to Alumni:
It reassures alumni that alumni are products of an institute with a higher standing in terms of learning.