Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018)

Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) at New Delhi.

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development engaged in quality assurance of the programs offered by the professional and technical institutions in India through accreditation. NBA has been accorded Permanent Signatory Status of Washington Accord since June 2014.  It has adopted internationally implemented outcome-based assessment and accreditation, to ensure that the graduates of the NBA accredited programs are globally competent and relevant.

World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA) is a biennial Summit organized by NBA, which provides a platform to stakeholders to share their knowledge and information on accreditation. NBA has already organized three Summits in 2012, 2014 and 2016 with the themes “Achieving Excellence through Accreditation”, “International Recognition of Education Qualifications” and “Quality Assurance through Outcome Based Accreditation” respectively. All these Summits were well attended (WOSA 2012 was attended by 800 participants, WOSA 2014 was attended by 850 participants and WOSA 2016 was attended by 800 participants). The deliberations were appreciated by academia, industry, and policymakers.

WOSA 2018

Continuing this tradition, NBA is organizing WOSA 2018 from 07th to 09th September 2018 at Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The focus of WOSA 2018 is on “CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN OUTCOME BASED ACCREDITATION”.

Papers have been invited on the following sub-themes:-

  • Sub-Theme 1 –   Achieving Excellence through Learning Outcomes.
  • Sub-Theme 2 –   Role of Industry in Technical Education.
  • Sub-Theme 3– Ranking and Rating of Higher Education Institutions – Do they have a Role in Quality Improvement?
  • Sub-Theme 4 – Linking Government Funding with Quality.
  • Sub-Theme 5 – Use of ICT in Accreditation in Large Jurisdictions.

The Summit will facilitate the exchange of information on various challenges being faced during the transition between input-output based accreditation to outcome-based accreditation. The discussion and global participation in WOSA 2018 will bring about new ideas and help in establishing new trends of identifying opportunities and challenges in professional and technical education worldwide. Many eminent Academicians/Industry Professionals/Policy Makers/Representatives of Washington Accord Signatories/leaders from accrediting agencies from India/abroad will participate and deliver plenary/keynote addresses.

WOSA 2018 is an opportunity for academia and the industry to explore avenues for future partnerships and to create an environment for open dialogue to facilitate mobility of students and professionals worldwide to gain international experience. The participants will gain a greater understanding of prevailing global accreditation practices.

The educational institutions will have an opportunity to interact with industry, policymakers and accreditation agencies from the globe and learn about their perspectives. It will also be a unique chance for the educational institutions to develop and fortify ties with the industry.

The industry would be able to interact with educational institutions and accrediting agencies for exchanging views on their requirements of quality manpower and accreditation parameters.

Accreditation agencies from across the world will have a common platform to share best practices, insights and to enhance their understanding of accreditation. The policy makers and regulatory bodies will have an in-depth appreciation of education systems operating in different countries and their strengths and weaknesses.

World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA) is a biennial Summit organized by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which provides a platform to stakeholders to share their knowledge and information on accreditation.

NBA has already organized three Summits in 2012, 2014 and 2016 with the themes “Achieving Excellence through Accreditation”, “International Recognition of Education Qualifications” and “Quality Assurance through Outcome Based Accreditation” respectively.

 About the NBA:

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development engaged in quality assurance of the programs offered by the professional and technical institutions in India through accreditation.

NBA has been accorded Permanent Signatory Status of Washington Accord since June 2014.

It has adopted internationally implemented outcome-based assessment and accreditation, to ensure that the graduates of the NBA accredited programs are globally competent and relevant.

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