Accreditation & its Perceived Value by Indian Students?

Dr. Dhanya Pramod, Director, SCIT, PuneHolding a M.Sc degree from Pondicherry University and Ph.D. from Symbiosis International University, Dr. Dhanya has an experience of more than 15 years in the education field.

Getting a college degree is a costly endeavor that can cost a huge amount and requires quite a long streak of effort in every front. With all the efforts put in by understudies, how can one come to believe that the degree they’ve earned means anything? The response is: through accreditation.

What is Accreditation?

Instructive accreditation is the assessment of an instructive organization or program by a group of experts. Accreditation is a procedure where confirmation of competency and authority is checked. Accreditation guarantees that paying little mind to the establishment or office's strategic, scholarly contributions fulfill guidelines set by the certifying body. Accreditation is the way businesses, foundations, and others can believe that you have been adequately taught. It creates benchmarks that permit students to move among schools and organizations to believe that you understand what you’ve learned when you are being employed. It’s an attestation that doesn't appear to be a serious deal until you don't have it. So, what precisely is it, and for what reason is it so significant?

Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation is an extravagant word that justifies a quality check. An accredited school has experienced a check by an expert on instruction to ensure the school satisfies its guidelines and can offer students the projects they are advertising. A degree from an accredited school holds importance, whereas one from an unaccredited school or program could render to be useless. That is the reason it's imperative to check the accreditation status of your school and ensure it meets your requirements and desires before investing your energy and money.

Advantages of Accreditation

Accreditation by these overseeing bodies gives students, schools, and everyone concerned a legitimate certificate that is earned from that school. It’s an assurance against being defrauded or exploited. It additionally guarantees that the credits you get from that school are transferable to another school. On the off chance that your program doesn't qualify, or isn't perceived by the school you move to, your credits probably won't check towards your degree. Here are a few more advantages:

* Quality Education:

The nature of instruction in authorized foundations is far superior to unaccredited establishments. It enables one to hold a degree that complies with local, state, national, and proper universal prerequisites. You can't settle on a legitimate degree or any examination work if the foundation isn't certified.

* Financial Aids:

Students are just ready to get budgetary help if the organization they are going to has the accreditation from government perceived bodies, for example, the AICTE or NBA.

* Broader Understanding:

Understudies concentrating in establishments with higher accreditation grade additionally get immediate advantages. While the quality is an immediate advantage, students who apply for advanced education in remote nations, numerous organizations favor understudies who are authorized by accredited establishments.

What Changes Does Accreditation Bring?

Accreditation brings a tidal shift towards improving the general nature of learning and at the advantages, it offers the understudies. Each foundation, regardless of whether qualified or not, should grasp the accreditation system for quality improvement and streamlining forms according to worldwide guidelines.

There is a need for universities and institutes to make sustainable programs a universal practice to direct the bright minds of today for a better future


Today is the time for globalization. India is pushing forward in every stage, worldwide. This has changed the circumstances for businesses massively. Understudies are not any more kept to the limits of their home countries to look for work. They are allowed to seek the vocation of their choice in any part of the world. They can satisfy their aspiration of higher investigations in any college of the West. This move from household to worldwide point of view is unimaginable except if the understudy drops from a globally certified school. And thereby, making it increasingly important for Indian scholastic establishments to have universal accreditation.