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Eligibility for Accreditation

A program must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for accreditation:

  • An engineering degree-awarding program approved by an appropriate authority, viz., the UGC or any other appropriate government body.
  • A duration of four years, after twelve years of schooling.
  • At least one cohort has graduated from the program.
  • Follows outcome-based education.*
  • Requires a minimum of 130 total credit hours.**

The following should be noted:

  • The program applying for accreditation shall do so from its own obligation.
  • Accreditation is granted only to programs and not to the institution as a whole.
  • The same program offered at different campuses of an institution must be accredited separately at each campus.
  • The degree title of a BAETE-accredited program must properly reflect the content of the education provided, including the field of specialization, and it must appear on all formal documents issued that the institution issues (e.g., transcripts, certificates of graduation, and certificates of enrollment).
  • The program and degree title(s) of non-accredited program(s) offered by the same institution must be clearly distinguishable from those of an accredited program.
  • No changes in the name/title of an accredited program shall be made without prior approval of the BAETE.

* Outcome-based education (OBE) is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system on goals (outcomes).

**Definition of Semester Credit Hour:
Lecture Classes: One semester credit hour will be awarded for a minimum of 750 minutes of formalized classroom instruction (contact hours) in a semester. Laboratory Classes: One semester credit hour will be awarded for a minimum of 1500 minutes of classroom/laboratory/studio/project/dissertation (contact hours) in a semester.