Friday, June 17, 2005

AICTE 5 year accreditation

Out of 900+ business schools in India about 100 have applied for accreditation, out of that only about 70 or so could actually go through the entire process.Accreditation happens for either 3 years or 5 years, very few business schools obtain the 5-year accreditation – XIME is one of them. The accreditation process is rigorous and a prestigious jury comes to the campus for two days to scrutinize every iota of the college. The NBA (National Board of Accreditation) team did just that. For two days they spent going through every paper and speaking with the students, faculty (both internal and visiting), alumni, administration staff, recruiters and the management. There were a series of criteria on which we were evaluated.XIME is known to be very pragmatic in our approach and so we knew are strengths and weakness and were prepared. The team that visited us was very satisfied with what they saw, but more importantly they were extremely impressed with the student body. Subsequently in their letter to the Director Prof. Joe Philip they mentioned how the student counsel (with whom they had had a detailed meeting) were very strongly defending the institute. The NBA team was lead by Dr. Pritam Singh (Director, MDI Gurgaon)