What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a process of quality assurance and improvement, whereby a programme in an approved Institution is critically appraised to verify that the Institution or the programme continues to meet and/or exceed the Norms and Standards prescribed by regulator from time to time. It is a kind of recognition which indicates that a programme or Institution fulfills certain standards. The purpose and impact of accreditation goes far beyond quality assurance of an Institution and its programs.
Major impacts of Accreditation system :
- Encourages quality improvement initiatives by Institutions.
- Improves student enrollment both in terms of quality and quantity.
- Helps the Institution in securing necessary funds and Enhances employability of graduates.
- Facilitates transnational recognition of degrees and mobility of graduates and professionals.
- Motivates faculty to participate actively in academic and related Institutional / departmental activities.
- Helps create sound and challenging academic environment in the Institution, and Contributes to social and economic development of the country by producing high quality technical manpower.
- A tool that stakeholders use to monitor, assess and evaluate the standards and quality of the education a student receives at a college, university or other institution of higher learning.
|Major benefits to students who gets enrolled :|
- Offers the highest quality education available;
- Strengthens consumer’s confidence, employers value degrees of an accredited program the most;
- Helps institutions to know their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, pushes them to continuously improve their programs and give them a new sense of direction, identity and targets;
- Institution/programme demonstrates accountability to the public, commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement.