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Placements must for college accreditation

india Updated: Jan 06, 2009 00:15 IST
Swaha Sahoo
Swaha Sahoo
Hindustan Times
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The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has laid down new guidelines to accord accreditation. It will now depend on students' satisfaction and how well placed the students of that particular institute are after completing their courses.

“Out revised guidelines for NBA accreditation for undergraduate engineering programmes have become outcome based. We will look at students' satisfaction levels and the quality of graduates,” said NBA director Tabassun Haider.

The revised guidelines, applicable from January 1, come as India aims to become a full-fledged member of the Washington Accord — a grouping of ten countries formed for standardising engineering education.

A visiting team from the NBA would check the overall placement success of the institute and satisfaction and comfort level of students.