In India, programs are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Other organizations that accredit programs in India include ABET.
National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
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The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) was set up by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in September 1994 in order to assess the qualitative competence of educational institutions from the Diploma level to the Post-graduate level in Engineering and Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy, Town Planning and Management. The NBA is also concerned with assessing and assuring the quality of the various constituent elements of the educational institutive infrastructure, physical resources, human resources, supporting systems like library resources, computational resources, and avenues for moulding and developing the student's personality and learning characteristics. The NBA does not accord accreditation, to the institutions as a whole, but at the programme level, e.g. the four-year under-graduate engineering degree course (after 10+2) in Mechanical Engineering (or any other branch). For NBA, accreditation is a "process of quality assurance, whereby a programme (e.g. B.E./B.Tech.) in an approved Institution is critically appraised at intervals not exceeding six years to verify that the Institution Programmes meet the norms and standards prescribed by AICTE, established by an Act of the parliament in 1987. Accreditation provides quality assurance that the academic aims and objectives of the Institution are known to be honestly pursued and effectively achieved by the resources currently available, and that the institution has demonstrated capabilities to ensure continued effectiveness of the educational programme, over the period of accreditation."
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ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities in 23 countries, including India. ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole. ABET accreditation is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process.