Haryana makes NBA accreditation mandatory for polytechnics
The Haryana government has decided to make it mandatory for all polytechnics in the state to have accreditation by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to ensure quality in education.

The All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE) is in the process of making accreditation mandatory at the national level by the NBA, a spokesman of Haryana State Board of Technical Education (HSBTE) said here on Tuesday.

He added that the state government has decided to make it mandatory for all polytechnics in Haryana to have an NBA accreditation.

The spokesman said that accreditation by the NBA is a quality assurance scheme for technical education and is open to all institutions in engineering and technology, management, architecture, pharmacy, hotel management and catering technology, town and country planning, applied arts and crafts in India which provide technical education to students.

The Technical Education Department, Haryana recently organised a one-day workshop on NBA accreditation at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh in which 108 participants from engineering colleges and polytechnics from the state participated, he said.

"The objective of the workshop was to acquaint them with the process of accreditation and training of all senior faculty, including the principals on accreditation, preferably by NITTTR, Chandigarh," the spokesman added.