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.
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.
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.