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India Education Diary | Thursday, January 28, 2016 |

New Delhi: The GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT) at Rajam, Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has become the first institute in the state to receive accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under tier-1 category for its six B Tech programs. Among these, three programs – Mechanical, Chemical and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) programs– are accredited for five years, while three others – Civil, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) programs – are accredited for two years.Commenting on the achievement, Dr. C.L.V.R.S.V. Prasad, Principal, GMRIT, said: “GMRIT is the only institute in Andhra Pradesh to get accreditation for five year duration under tier-1 for three of its programs. NBA has offered 5-year accreditation to only 17 programs in the country of which, three are from GMRIT, which is indeed a unique credential of GMRIT. With the Tier-1 accreditation of these programs our graduates will be for “substantial equivalency” in several countries including USA and UK.”
In compliance with Washington accord, graduates of NBA Tier-1 accredited programs from GMRIT will be globally recognized by the other signatory countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK and US as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering in those countries.NBA is an autonomous body that periodically evaluates technical institutions and programs according to specified norms and standards recommended by AICTE council. In India several programs offered by the institutes, such as Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, National Institute of Technology, deemed-to-be universities, etc.,  are eligible for accreditation under Tier-I system of NBA. As a part of accreditation process, NBA expert team visited the campus during September 4-6, 2015 and evaluated all the six departments – Chemical, Civil, CSE, ECE, EEE and Mechanical departments.GMRIT was certified A-Grade accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grant Commission (UGC) for the subsequent second time. An ISO 9001:2008 certified institute, it has achieved many prestigious accolades including, “Outstanding Engineering Institute South” award by the Vijayavani National Education Leadership Awards, “AAA+ Grade“ by Career 360 magazine, among top 100 T schools in India” by Dataquest,  “Best college in Engineering from the State of Andhra Pradesh-2015” by VIT University, Vellore among others.GMRIT was established under GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) a Corporate Social Responsibility arm of GMR Group, to bring internationally benchmarked superior technical education to the door steps of the rural youth. – Courtesy

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