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Accreditation Documents

Development of Accreditation Documents

The National Board of Accreditation was, initially, set up in September, 1994, by the AICTE, in order to assess the qualitative competence of educational institutions from the Diploma level to the Post Graduate level in Engineering & Technology, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture and related disciplines. The NBA in its present form, as an independent organization, under the Societies Registration Act 1860 has come into existence w.e.f. 7th January, 2010, with the objective of assurance of quality and relevance of education, especially in technical disciplines through the mechanism of outcome based accreditation of programmes and institutions offering technical and professional education...

A. NBA evolved the following since its inception, for accreditation.

Sl. No Name of Document Applicability Authored by Validity
1. Manual of Accreditation- January, 2000
Code:NBA:All Disciplines: Dip./UG/PG: 2000
All Diploma/UG/PG Programmes in Engg./Management/ Pharmacy/Architecture/ Hotel Management/ MCA Members of the Board of NBA, Senior Academicians and Subject Experts from IITs, Universities, etc. All Programmes upto December, 2003
2. Manual of Accreditation-January, 2004 (Revised Edition)
Code:NBA:All Disciplines: Dip./UG/PG: 2004
All Diploma/UG/PG Programmes in Engg./Management/ Pharmacy/Architecture/ Hotel Management/ MCA Members of the Board of NBA, Senior Academicians and Subject Experts from IITs, Universities, etc. All Programmes upto January, 2013(except UG Engg. Programme, i.e., upto June 2009)
3. Manual for Accreditation of UG Engineering Programmes- June, 2009(Version: June, 2009)
Code:NBA:Engg: UG: 2009
Manual    SAR    Guideline
UG Engineering Programmes. The Members of the Board of the NBA and the NBA Engineering Committee comprising Prof. S.C. Sahasrabudhe, Director, DAIIIT, Gandhinagar, Prof. M.U. Deshpande, Former Professor, IIT Bombay, Prof. Gopal Ranjan, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Roorkee, Prof. Gautam Biswas, IIT Kanpur, Prof. S. Sengupta, IIT Kharagpur, Dr. V.P. Kodali, Former Director of E&I, DRDO, Sh. Ravi Kumar July, 2009 to June, 2011

B. The Accreditation Documents evolved by NBA, as an independent body.

Sl. No Name of Document Applicability Authored by Validity
1. Accreditation Manual- UG Engineering: May, 2011 (Revised and updated version of June, 2009)
Code:NBA:Engg.: UG: 2011
UG Engineering Programmes Committee comprising of Prof. Rajeev Kumar, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. A.K. Gupta, IIT Delhi, Prof. S. Narayanan, VIT, Vellore, Prof. Raj Senani, NSIT, New Delhi the Prof. T. Ramesh, NIT Warangalas Members. July, 2011 to January, 2013.
2. Accreditation Manual for B-Schools (Institution specific)
Code:NBA:Management:PG: 2013
B-Schools conducting the Management Programmes. Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Vinayshil Gautam, IIT Delhi and Prof. B.S. Sahay, IIM Raipur, Prof. M.A. Khan, SIMSREE Mumbai, Prof. K.B. Akhilesh, IISc. Bangalore and Ms. Rekha Sethi, AIMA New Delhi as members. w.e.f. January, 2013
3. Manual of Accreditation (General)January, 2013
Code: NBA:General: 2013
General Manual:HighlightingAccreditation, its process, parameters, criteria, etc. Committee comprising of Prof. S. G. Deshmukh, ABVIIITM Gwalior, Prof. P.N. Mukherjee, VESIT’S IMSR Mumbai, Prof. B.N. Ghodeswar, NITIE Mumbai, Prof. V.K. Gupta, IIM Indore, Prof. S.D. Kshirsagar, SPJIMR Mumbai,Prof. Bala Prabhakar, NMIMS’ SPTM Mumbai, and Prof. Ranjan Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata prepared the first draft for the Manual.

Subsequently, agroup of Experts consisting of Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, VRSCE Vijawada, Dr. N. Murugan, CIT Coimbatore, Dr. A. Abudhahir, NEC Kovilpatti, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran,Kalasalingam University Krishnakoil, Dr. S. Baskar, TCE Madurai, and Dr. G. Athisha, PSNACET Dindigul in consultation with Dr. D.K. Paliwal Member Secretary NBA, deliberated in detail and finalized the Manual.
w.e.f. February, 2013
4. Manual for Accreditation of UG Engineering Programmes
(Tier-I and Tier-II)
(Outcome Based Model)
Accreditation Manual for UG Programme: Tier-I System
Code:NBA:Engg.:UG (Tier-I): 2013
Code:NBA:Engg.:UG (Tier-II): 2013
UG Engineering Programmes
  • Tier-I document is meant for university departments/ autonomous institutions.
  • Tier-II document is for the affiliated institutions
A Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. V.N. Gupchup, Former Chairman, NBA with Prof. S.C. Sahasrabudhe, DAIIIT, Gandhinagar and Prof. D.V. Singh, Former Vice Chairman, AICTE to look into the suggestions of the mentors for the improvement of the Accreditation Manual for UG Engineering Programmes, May, 2011.

The Committee constituted a sub-committee for developing document for accreditation under Tier-I and Tier-II systems, consisting of following:

Prof. S. C. Sahasrabudhe, DAIIIT Gandhinagar, Prof. Ranjan Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Prof. V. Ramamurthy, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Prof. V. Lakshi Narsimhan (USA) and Dr. G.S. Yadava I.E.(I).

These documents were never implemented.
A committee consisting of Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, Dr. A. Abudhahir, Dr. S. Baskar, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran, Dr. N. Murugan, and Dr. G. Athisha in consultation with Dr. D.K. Paliwal, Member Secretary, NBA made a significant contribution in the finalization of the documents. Applicable w.e.f. February 2013
5. Manual for Accreditation of Diploma Engineering Programmes
(Tier-I and Tier-II)
Code:NBA:Engg.:Diploma (Tier-I): 2013
Code:NBA:Engg.:Diploma (Tier-II): 2013
Institutions offering Diploma Level Engineering Programmes.
  • Tier-I document is meant for university / autonomous institutions.
  • Tier-II document is for the affiliated institutions.
Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. V.K. Agarwal, NITTTR Bhopal and Prof. Onkar Singh, HBTI Kanpur, Prof. S.K. Ghosh, IIT Roorkee, Prof. A.P. Mittal, NSIT New Delhi, Prof. M.M.Sharma, G.B. Pant Polytechnic New Delhiand Prof. R.K. Dixit, NITTTR Bhopal as members prepared the draft documents.

The documents were modified, (as Tier-I and Tier-II on the pattern of UG Engineering Programmes) in consultation with the drafting Committee and experts, viz. Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, VRSCE Vijawada, Dr. N. Murugan, CIT Coimbatore, Dr. A. Abudhahir, NEC Kovilpatti, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran, Kalasalingam University Krishnakoil, Dr. S. Baskar, TCE Madurai, and Dr. G. Athisha, PSNACET Dindigul finalized the documents for the purpose of consistency.
w.e.f. April, 2013.
6. Manual for Accreditation of PG Engineering Programmes
(Tier-I and Tier-II)
Code:NBA:Engg.:PG (Tier-I): 2013
Code:NBA:Engg.:PG (Tier-II): 2013
Institutions offering PG Level Engineering Programmes.
  • Tier-I document is meant for university departments/ autonomous institutions.
  • Tier-II document is for the affiliated institutions.
Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ashwini Kumar, IIT Kanpur and Prof. Somnath Sen Gupta, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Gopal Agarwal, IIT Delhi and Prof. Uttam Pati, JNU New Delhi as members prepared the draft documents.

The documents were modified, (as Tier-I and Tier-II on the pattern of UG Engineering Programmes) in consultation with the drafting committees and experts, viz. Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, VRSCE Vijawada, Dr. N. Murugan, CIT Coimbatore, Dr. A. Abudhahir, NEC Kovilpatti, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran, Kalasalingam University Krishna Koil, Dr. S. Baskar, TCE Madurai, and Dr. G. Athisha, PSNACET Dindigul finalized the documents for the purpose of consistency.
w.e.f. April, 2013.
7. Manual for Accreditation of MCA Programme
(Tier-I and Tier-II)
Code:NBA:MCA:PG(Tier-I): 2013
Code:NBA:MCA:PG(Tier-II): 2013
Institutions offering MCA Programme.
  • Tier-I document is meant for university departments/ autonomous institutions.
  • Tier-II document is for the affiliated institutions.
Draft documents were prepared by a Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. P.S. Grover, Former Head, Dept. of Computer Science, DU, Delhi and Prof. S. Murlidharan, TCS Chennai, Prof. B.D. Chaudhary, MNNIT Allahabad, Prof. Nasib Singh Gill, M.D. University, Rohtak and Shri Alok Sharma,Genpact Delhi as members.

The documents were modified, (as Tier-I and Tier-II on the pattern of UG Engineering Programmes) in consultation with the drafting Committee and experts, viz. Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, VRSCE Vijawada, Dr. N. Murugan, CIT Coimbatore, Dr. A. Abudhahir, NEC Kovilpatti, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran, Kalasalingam University Krishnakoil, Dr. S. Baskar, TCE Madurai, and Dr. G. Athisha, PSNACET Dindigul finalized the documents for the purpose of consistency.
w.e.f. April, 2013.
8. Manual for Accreditation of UG Pharmacy Programmes:
(Tier-I and Tier-II)
Code:NBA:Pharmacy:UG (Tier-I): 2013
Code:NBA:Pharmacy:UG (Tier-II): 2013
Institutions offering UG Pharmacy Programmes.
  • Tier-I document is meant for university departments/ autonomous institutions.
  • Tier-II document is for the affiliated institutions.
Draft documents were prepared by a Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. M.R. Yadav, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara and Prof. Ciddi Veeresham, Kakatia University, Warangal, Dr. (Mrs.) P.M. D’Mello, KMK College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, Prof. V.R. Sinha, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Prof. Tarun Jha, Jadavpur University, Kolkata as members.

The documents were modified, (as Tier-I and Tier-II on the pattern of UG Engineering Programmes) in consultation with the drafting committees and experts, viz. Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, VRSCE Vijawada, Dr. N. Murugan, CIT Coimbatore, Dr. A. Abudhahir, NEC Kovilpatti, Dr. S. Rajakarunakaran, Kalasalingam University Krishnakoil, Dr. S. Baskar, TCE Madurai, and Dr. G. Athisha, PSNACET Dindigul finalized the documents for the purpose of consistency.
w.e.f. April, 2013.


The under mentioned revised documents will supersede earlier existing documents.

  Manual of Accreditation (General)
  Engineering
     Diploma
 Tier-I   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
 Tier-II   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
     Undergraduate
 Tier-I   Self Assessment Report   Guideline / 
  Evaluation Report
  Manual
 Tier-II   Self Assessment Report   Guideline / 
  Evaluation Report
  Manual
     Postgraduate
 Tier-I   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
 Tier-II   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
  Computer Application (MCA)  Tier-I   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
 Tier-II   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
  Pharmacy (UG)  Tier-I   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
 Tier-II   Self Assessment Report   Guideline   Manual
  Management(B-schools)   Self Assessment Report   Guideline / 
  Evaluation Report
   Manual