National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

The National Board of Accrediation (NBA) was established by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) as an Autonomous body under section 10(u) of the AICTE act 1987 to conduct periodical evaluation of the technical institutions and programmes on a periodical basis according to specified norms and standards as recommended by AICTE council. It has the full authority to recognize or derecognize any technical institute / faculty or programmes offered by it. Many different diploma, degree and post graduate technical programmes and institutes offering such programmes come under the purview of National Board of Accrediation (NBA). The NBA approval of technical institutions is a process of quality assurance and it makes sure that an institute providing technical education is giving its students the quality of education for that it makes commitment. It strives to provide the quality benchmarks targeted at global and national levels in all fields of technical education.

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

The National Board of Examinations was established in 1975 to improve the quality of medical education by elevating the level and establishing standards of postgraduate examinations in Modern Medicine on an all India basis. It conducts the Screening test for Indian Nationals with foreign medical qualifications and the purpose of the screening test shall be only to qualify for his or her registration with the National Board of Examinations or any State Medical Council and qualifying the same shall not confer any other right whatsoever on a candidate. Normally, the examination is held at Delhi in the month of March every year.

National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) was set up by Government of India in 1973 as an advisory body on matters related to teacher education. In 1995, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) was conferred the status of statutory body in pursuance to the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993. It provides norms and standards for teacher’s education right from pre-school teacher education to post graduate level teacher education. It also plans, coordinates and implements innovative ways to educate teachers. Its headquarters is at New Delhi and there are four Regional Committees at Banglore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar and Jaipur to look after its responsibilities.

National Institutes of Technology

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) which are originally called as the Regional Engineering Colleges (REC) are the premier colleges of engineering and technology education in India. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in 2002 had decided to upgrade, in phases, all the original 17 Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) as National Institutes of Technology (NITs), on the lines of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). They are rated just next to the IITs in terms of student quality, research and placements. At present, there are 20 NIT's, with latest being NIT, Agartala. All the 20 NIT's offer degree courses, masters and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. The entire non-recurring expenditure and expenditure for post-graduate courses during the REC times were borne by the central government. With the flow of more funds NITs are expected to take on IITs to become the best technical institutes.

 

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