The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in the year 2002 conceived and designed the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) as a long term programme for implementation in 2 to 3 phases over a duration of 10-12 years for systemic transformation of the technical education system. TEQIP Phase–I commenced in March 2003 and was successfully completed in March, 2009, covering 127 institutions. Encouraged by the highly significant achievements of Phase-I of the Programme, the Government of India has decided to implement Phase-II of the Programme through MHRD. One key component of the Phase-II Project is Implementation of Institutional reforms. Accreditation of eligible UG & PG programs is one of the key performance indicators of this project.
Accreditation of programs is one of the quality assurance mechanisms. The accreditation target to be achieved by the end of the Second Project‐Year is 60% of the eligible UG and PG programs (obtained and applied for) and 100% accreditation (obtained and applied) for the eligible UG and PG programs by the end of the Project. Institutions need to take appropriate actions to obtain accreditation of eligible PG and UG programs within the specified timeframe and also for renewal of accreditation during the Project period.
Development of processes and implementation of quality management system in line with ISO 9001:2015 will help the institution for accreditation process as wells as establishment of quality system in the institution.