Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology has become the first college in the country, having NBA and NAAC accreditation, to achieve the autonomous status. Disclosing this, Dr Rajneesh Arora, vice-chancellor, Punjab Technical University (PTU) said that there are about 3,588 engineering colleges and only 54, including ACET, have been given an autonomous status by UGC.
On the significance of this status, he said, "Students will be greatly benefitted by the industry oriented syllabus and it will help the college to have a practical learning approach. It will not just save time in updating syllabus but will also ensure a transparent and timely result. Owing to all these liberties, students will be all the more prepared and geared up for better placements".
Dr. Arora also stressed the importance of quality education as that is the only criterion for an engineering college to make its mark among all the colleges.
Dr RS Bawa, vice-chancellor, Chandigarh University, said that ACET has established itself in the technical field and has become the one-stop solution for technical excellence.
"Now after becoming autonomous, ACET will be empowered to create its best possible syllabus based on industry needs. And all these privileges will directly benefit the students," he said.
Amit Sharma, chairman and CEO, ACET, said that since the college is also NBA and NAAC accredited, it will give added benefit to the students who aspire to study or work abroad since these accreditations are deemed valid by more than 17 top countries in the world.