इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

Accreditation Norms of NIELIT


  • Definition of Accreditation
  • Who all can apply
  • What criterion is applicable for accreditation
  • General Instructions for applying
  • Procedure for accreditation :
    • A prospective Training Partner applies online- is issued a Temp ESDM ID
    • Fill the forms for providing information
    • Once the data is verified (by physical inspection or by verification), a E-TPi is issued
    • MOU to be signed
  • Start training
  • Why Accreditation?

    Education plays a vital role in the development of any nation. Therefore, there is a premium on both quantity (increased access) and quality (relevance and excellence of academics programs offered) of higher education. Like in any other domain, the method to improve quality remains the same that is, finding and recognizing new needs and satisfying them with products and services of HIGH standards.

    ESDM accreditation is a quality assurance scheme for technical education. It is open to all AICTE/NCVT/DGET/NABET/other approved Institutions and those centers which are already empanelled/accredited by ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC or private institutes and which provide technical education to students.

    Accreditation is a process of quality assurance and improvement, whereby a program in an AICTE/NCVT/DGET/NABET /other approved or already approved ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC Institutions will be critically appraised to verify that it meets the Norms and Standards desired for the ESDM courses. Accreditation provides quality assurance that ensures that the academic aims and objectives of the course are honestly pursued and effectively achieved by the resources currently available, and that the Institution has demonstrated capabilities of ensuring effectiveness of the educational program(s).

  • Who can apply for Accreditation

    Taking into consideration the large network of technical education in the country, ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC will offer accreditation at two levels- Class A and Class B. Under Class A accreditation the existing AICTE/NCVT/DGET/NABET/ other approved Institutions will be approved for the ESDM courses on a self-accreditation model. Under Class B accreditation Private Training Institutions or the already approved ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC Centers will be accredited for the ESDM courses they wish to take on for training the students.

  • Criterion for accreditation:

    Existing AICTE/NCVT/DGET/NABET/other approved Institutions only: Any of the already approved/accredited AICTE/NCVT DGET/NABET Institutions can take up the Class A accreditation. These Institutions will be required to submit Self-Certification documents and Statements as per Annexure-A and Annexure-B. However the course specific Lab facility/equipment will be physically verified.

    Private Training Institutions Or Existing ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC recognized Institutions: Private Training Institutions independently operating in Vocational Space or all of the already empanelled/recognized ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC centers are eligible to conduct the ESDM courses. These will be placed in Class B category and will be required to submit documents and Statements as per Annexure-B. In order to verify the facts placed in this Form a physical verification of premises as well as related infrastructure is mandated.

  • Requirements and Eligibility of the Institutions

    • Institution should be AICTE or NCVT or ESSCI/ NIELIT/ TSSC or DGET or other accredited/approved or Private Institute
    • An existing ITI or Polytechnic or any other Non-AICTE approved college with requisite training facilities may apply for being considered for accreditation in ESDM sector if all other facilities in both the education and skills are available as per requirements.
    • Institutions should be in operation since 2012.
    • All existing Institutions shall be set up under one of the following :
      • A Society registered under the Registration of Societies Act 1860 through the Chairman or Secretary of society or
      • A Trust registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1950 or any other relevant Acts through the Chairman or Secretary of the trust or
      • A company established under Section 25 of Companies Act 1956.
      • Central or State Government / UT Administration or by a Society or a Trust registered by them.
      • The above bodies as mentioned in a, b, c may be a body formed under Public Private Partnership (PPP) or under Board of Trustees mode through an officer authorized by Central or State Government / UT Administration.
      • Private partnerships
    • Training Institutions set up/affiliated by Government of India
      • ITIs/ITCs affiliated to NCVT
      • Institutions approved by Councils under Central Government like AICTE
      • College/ Institutes affiliated to a University set by Central or State/ UT Government or recognized by UGC
      • Schools / Institutes approved by Central or State Boards of Secondary Education (or equivalent) or Boards of Technical Education.
      • Any other institute set up by Central or State/ UT government
    • Training institutions set up by private companies to meet the skilled manpower requirement for in-house needs or for the Electronics sector
    • The applicants shall not use name of the technical Institution in such a way that the abbreviated form of the name of the technical Institution becomes IIM or IIT or II Sc or NIT or AICTE or UGC or MHRD or GOI or ESSCI or NIELIT or TSSC. The applicant shall also not use the word(s) Government, India, Indian, National, All India, All India council, Commission anywhere in the name of the technical Institution and other names as prohibited under the Emblems And Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950. Provided that the restrictions mentioned above shall not be applicable, if the technical Institution is established by Government of India or its name is approved by the Government of India.
    • The head of the particular centre of the Institution conducting "this program" shall be the "Centre Head" of the Institute where courses are conducted. One person of the institute shall be appointed as "Coordinator for Courses.
    • Institution should have the basic facilities of infrastructure like permanent structure for class rooms and laboratories.
    • The basic amenities like well ventilated classrooms and laboratories of size at least 15x20 sqft (i.e. at least 300sq ft), drinking water, toilets (separate for men and women), well equipped labs (as per course requirements), electricity connection and solutions to take care of power outages.
    • Library facility with sufficient number of reference books along with the latest magazine including magazines on relevant subjects.
    • The Institute should have ownership or lease of requisite land/building in its name.
    • Furniture for all the classrooms/labs/A-V room/library/ staff rooms etc.
    • Availability of recommended hardware, software, text books, reference books and in-house content development facility, Audio-video facilities.
    • Area Requirements (minimum)
      Requirement/Level L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
      Space Classroom 120 sqf 120 sqf 120 sqf 120 sqf 120 sqf
      Lab 150 sqf 150 sqf 150 sqf 150 sqf 150 sqf
    • Faculty Requirements (minimum)
      Requirement/Level L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
      Faculty Theory 1 Diploma / B.Tech 1 Diploma / B.Tech 1 Diploma / B.Tech 2 Diploma / B.Tech 2 Diploma / B.Tech
      Lab 2 ITI 2 ITI 2 ITI 2 Diploma 2 Diploma

      The faculty qualification and experience criteria will be as per Annexure-C.

    • Admissions Procedure & Fees
      • The institute shall publish in their brochure & website the details of this ESDM scheme and the specialization offered and approved intake in respective specialization.
      • The institute shall invite applications giving advertisement in newspapers and publishing the same in the institute's website
    • Initially Accreditation will be given for each course for a period of two years. Same will be extended to next two years on the basis of performance of the Institute in the last two Examinations. Criteria for renewal of ESDM Accreditation for each course is as below :
      • At least 60% pass percentage in the previous examinations held during the last 2 years in the course whose renewal is sought
      • If Institute have accreditation for more than one course and is eligible for one (two or more) and not for other(s), then average pass percentage in the last two examinations of all the courses of that institute should be 65% for renewal of accreditation of all its courses in that Institute.
  • General Instructions for Applying for Accreditation

    A willing Institution would require to apply for accreditation to function as a ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC recognized Centre on a prescribed Application Form. Format for Application Form is placed at Annexure-A and Annexure-B.

    An Institute can apply for accreditation to function as a ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC recognized Centre for ESDM courses in the online application for accreditation

    • For on-line application, the Application Form duly filled in with relevant and correct information.
    • Incomplete application forms will be liable for rejection.
    • Application Form should be attested and certified by the controlling/Management Board or owners themselves.
    • An Application Form should be accompanied with a Processing Fee of an amount Rs 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) in case of the AICTE/NCVT/ DGET/NABET approved Institutions and also for the already existing NIELIT / ESSCI / TSSC approved Institutes.
    • For each course accreditation, separate drafts of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) each should be submitted.
    • In case of already existing ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC approved Institutes/private Institutes an Inspection Team, of three members, has to visit the premises to conduct the Inspection of infrastructure etc. The charges for the Inspection Team visit will be Rs 10,000/- per visit and a maximum of 5 ESDM courses can be got approved/vetted during one visit. Therefore it implies that if an Institute wishes to apply for recognition of 7 courses then two Inspection Teams will conduct inspection, as a Team can vet only maximum of 5 courses in every visit. Thus the total charge for recognition of 7 courses will be 2000x7+10,000+10,000=Rs 34,000/-+ 5000(processing fees)=Rs 39,000/-.
    • Before applying for the course the Institutes are expected to ensure that they have well equipped laboratories as per the ' List of minimum laboratory equipment mentioned in each course list under the ESDM Scheme.
    • Application Forms without the requisite fees will be rejected.
    • Fees paid are non-refundable under any circumstance.
  • Procedure for Accreditation:

    The basic procedure for accreditation will include the following:

    • After receiving the application for accreditations, a preliminary screening will be done to ensure eligibility for accreditation and necessary documents attached.
    • The eligible Institutions will be allocated unique/special code number called the Temp ESDM ID.
    • All the eligible applications will be scrutinized by a three member Screening Committee for ESDM Courses according to the laid down criteria for accreditation.
    • The AICTE/NCVT/ DGET/NABET approved Institutes are exempted from inspection and self-certification method is adopted for accreditation. However for private centers, The Inspection Team (IT) will do a site-visit.
    • The Inspection Team will submit its report and its recommendations after inspection.
    • The recommendations of the Inspection Team will be considered by the ESDM Training Recommendation Committee (ETRC) and if the recommendations are found suitable the Committee will approve and grant provisional accreditation to the applicant institution.
    • After accreditation the Institution is granted 'ESDM Training Partner ID' (E-TPi), which will be used in all future correspondence. The government recognized Institutes are also issued 'ESDM Training Partner ID' (E-TPi) too.
    • Once accreditation is granted, for both the categories, the Institution is required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC. The MoU will list out the terms &conditions for operating working as an Accredited Institute for the ESDM Courses for ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC.
  • Responsibilities after Accreditation:

    • An accredited Institute can start to run the ESDM courses.
    • The Institutes enrolling students in ESDM courses will be expected to closely follow the guidelines set under the Notification (Notification number: F.No.1 (17)/2012-HRD(Vol. II) Dated 31.10.2013 ) of the Govt of India for the said Scheme.
    • The interaction with the Industry in the local area is very important. The most important outcome of the ESDM training is the employment of the student. The training partners are expected to ensure maximum employment of their students.

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