Accreditation

The Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) is a specialized accreditor for robotics technology certification. The primary purpose of AICRA accreditation is to encourage and recognize the attainment of certain professional goals and standards for robotics technology and to encourage continuous quality improvement through a voluntary and comprehensive evaluation process.

AICRA's current scope of accreditation is to accredit certificate programs in robotics & automation technology, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology-related disciplines delivered at national or regional accredited institutions across India. AICRA currently accredits a total of 13 certificate programs. AICRA also accredits the Autonomous Institutes and Clubs System at the national level, with review of all programs offered by them.

In addition to it, AICRA also provides a collaborative forum and collective voice for the community of organizations in India that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. AICRA operates to ensure that students in educational programs receive an education consistent with standards for entry to practice or advanced practice in each of their respective fields or disciplines.

At the sole discretion of the AICRA, initial accreditation is granted for a two-year period. Programs must submit to a comprehensive re-evaluation for reaccreditation which, at the sole discretion of the AICRA Board of Accreditation, is granted for a four-year period. Under certain circumstances, the AICRA Board may require either a report or a visit during the accreditation period. Only programs that are accredited and reaccredited by AICRA are permitted to use the AICRA Accreditation logo in publications, displays and on websites according to very specific guidelines. To verify the current accreditation status of a program, please refer to the published list of AICRA Accredited Programs on our website or contact the AICRA Accreditation Office.

Type of Accreditation

Under the Scheme, Colleges, Universities, Schools, Training institutes/ organizations in the non - formal sector, subject to meeting well-defined norms and criteria, are granted accreditation for conducting following specified levels of programs and conducting examinations under AICRA guidelines.

All above programs required certification test conducted by AICRA.

In addition, institutes will also be authorized to offer following certification programs to their students.

  • Advance Certificate in Embedded System
  • Certificate in Embedded with 8051/8052
  • Certificate in Embedded System with AVR
  • Certificate in Embedded System with ARM
  • Certificate in Embedded System with PIC
  • Certificate in MATLAB with Robotics
  • Certificate in Raspberry Pi
  • Certificate in UAV Technology
  • Certificate in Big Data & Hadoop
  • Certificate in Digital Marketing
  • Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI Beginners)
  • Advance Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Benefits of Accreditation

AICRA accreditation provides value to many: students, industry, faculty, academic institutions, and the public, to name a few. The AICRA Board of Accreditation, the visiting team members, and the leadership of AICRA itself are a diverse group of volunteers who represent a variety of academic and industrial institutions. Their valued perspective provides third-party confirmation of educational program quality, recognition by the profession, and the acceptability of transfer credits that is so important to students and parents. Academic institutions look for ways to distinguish themselves in their market while remaining true to their mission. Faculty is interested in identifying educational best practices that are underpinned by structured quality improvement capabilities. Industry needs access to top talent and a formal way to provide their input to the educational process because of its direct effect on professional practice. Public trust in the educational experience needs to be upheld. AICRA's accreditation program meets all of these needs.

  • Accreditation certifies quality and denotes high academic standards to students, parents, employers, faculty, the administration, and the general public that cannot be evaluated or verified in any other way.
  • The accreditation by (AICRA) signifies the quality of our program in relationship to other programs.
  • Accreditation is most important to us in the area of student placement and the development and maintenance of relationships with industry across India.
  • The accreditation process provided us with a mechanism for the faculty to move toward a common goal which included program development and improvement.
  • Accreditation assures the student that quality is an important part of the educational process.
  • Accreditation has increased professional awareness and development among the faculty
  • Accreditation identifies the program as having met rigid standards, not only in curriculum, but also in faculty knowledge and faculty experience in the industrial field.
  • We have noticed an improved placement record since our program was accredited by (AICRA).
  • Accreditation requires that the program curriculum be current and have high standards, include all of the essential elements, and maintain a competitive edge, so graduates can find employment compatible with their abilities and the demands of industry
  • Accreditation has permitted our program to attain a higher degree of acceptance within our university and with the state higher education agency
  • Accreditation has served as a catalyst to justify and obtain greater program support from the university administration.
  • Employers have selected the institution for recruitment because of our accredited program.Accreditation has been very valuable in recruiting students into our Industrial Technology program.
  • Accreditation provided us with the opportunity for a searching self-review and an external review, and it resulted in   improvement in several areas of course and curriculum development, outreach, and justification for increased equipment allocations