Amity University, Noida has become the first university in India to secure the IET’s international Re Accreditation for six of its engineering programmes. IET accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark, awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.
The Re accreditation was awarded at the Amity University, Noida where Dr. David Jenkins – Professor from University of Plymouth, UK was the Chief Guest. Mr. Raghavan, Head of Membership & Partnership (India) presented the Accreditation Certificate to Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla – Vice Chancellor, Amity University.
Amity University – Noida, Lucknow and Dubai completed IET Accreditation Process in 2011 and applied for IET Re Accreditation in 2017 and 6 of their B.Tech including Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Nanotechnology & Mechanical streams are now re-accredited.
The accreditation will have a positive impact spreading over 5 graduating batches from 2016 to 2020. With a review in 2020, clearing which, the accreditation can be extended to another 2 years. In addition to validating the quality of the institution’s programmes, IET Accreditation also provides direct benefits to students graduating from Amity University.
It allows better International mobility, job prospects and acceptance for graduate students in foreign universities, opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well as exchanges.
With the successful completion of the Accreditation Process, Amity University, Noida & Lucknow Campuses are now the IET’s Academic Partner which gives them access to over 80 international academic partners, opening avenues for international collaboration.
The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of engineering and technology subjects. It is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney Accords, governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). Institutions with IET Accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE). Colleges in India could approach the IET to accredit their courses.
Congratulating Amity University, Mr Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, “Amity University has been working with the IET for over 8 years and this re-accreditation is a testimonial to their commitment and efforts to staying updated and relevant in a fast-changing environment. The IET Accreditation is a benchmark of international quality and we at the IET is positive about the benefits that the faculty, student, alumni and the institution at large will reap as an outcome of this reaccreditation. We look forward to continuing the support to them in this journey and I wish them every success in their endeavours.”