Ferozepur, November 12, 2014: Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus Ferozepur is stepping towards for getting its B.Tech Degree internationally recognised across major countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, UK etc which are members of Washington Accord.
Dr. T.S. Sidhu, Campus Director, said that under the guidance of Chairman BOG Dinesh Lakra, five B.Tech courses of the institute have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). He informed that an 11 member team of NBA visited the institute for three days during 29-31 August this year and examined various aspects as per international accreditation standards regarding quality of faculty, laboratories, academics, infrastructure and other facilities.
Congratulating the faculty, staff and students for their dedicated efforts Dr. Sidhu said, shortly institute will get academic autonomy and Accreditation under TIER-I. Thereafter, Engineering Graduates of this institute will find it easier to take advantages of international prospects as their degree will be recognised internationally across major countries.
India is now a permanent member of the Washington Accord, according to which any course accredited by its National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under TIER-I will be equal in nature by all means to degree obtained from the institutions of all the signatory countries of Washington Accord such as USA, Canada, Australia, UK etc. for practicing in these countries.
Dr. Sidhu also shared that the staff, faculty and students are highly motivated by this achievement as the college achieved the accreditation for all its five departments for which it had applied. This is the first Institute in Punjab that has got accreditation after India became the signatory Washington accord. This achievement deserves special distinction in the wake of underprivileged backward location of the college being just 10KM from the Indo-Pak Border.
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