Accreditation is important to improves the student enrollment in terms of quality and quantity: Prof. (Dr.) Ajay K. Sharma

IKGPTU, MRSPTU & NBA jointly organised an Awareness Webinar on “Outcome Based Education and Accreditation”

It helps the Institution in securing necessary funds & enhances employability of graduates: NBA Chairman

Jalandhar/Kapurthala/Chandigarh: “Accreditation is important to improve the student enrolment in terms of quality and quantity. It also helps the Institution in securing necessary funds and helps institutions to develop their own resources. This is the right time for state technical institutions to get accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA)”. This is the message of Vice Chancellor I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma. He was addressing the inaugural session of an Awareness Webinar on “Outcome Based Education and Accreditation”. This webinar was jointly organized by I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) & National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The aim of this webinar was to aware colleges about the benefits of NBA accreditation. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sharma also spoke about various aspects of outcome Based Education and Accreditation.

While addressing the webinar, the Chairman of the NBA Prof. (Dr.) K.K. Aggarwal stated that a certification by the National Board of Accreditation is essential for every educational organisation. It helps an institution to realise a number of benefits such as knowing its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. He said that by the NBA accreditation, institutions turn towards innovation and become capable to adopt modern methods.

During the webinar, MRSPTU Bathinda, Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Buta Singh Sidhu said quality of education is of paramount importance and the goal of education should be Enlightenment, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. He said that academic institutions are to produce quality students by providing quality education to them.

Dean Academic IKGPTU, Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Chawla introduced the resource persons and main speakers.

Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa, member secretary, NBA referred to participants about the assessment methodology, guidelines, benefits, quality initiatives, Washington Accord Membership its advantages and NBA’s future plan.

Another expert speaker for the workshop Prof. CR. Muthukrishnan, Former Deputy Director, IIT Madras, Chennai guided on key components of Outcome Based Education and Accreditation, Vision, Mission, Program Educational Objectives, Graduate Attributes and Program Outcomes.

Dr. R. V. Ranganath, Professor, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore touched the topics related to Self-Assessment Report (SAR) and also guided to prepare the SAR.