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India becomes permanent Signatory to Washington Accord, now among 17 countries

Updated on Tue, 17 June 2014 at 22:23 IST

Technical education and Engineering programs in India got major boost when India became permanent Signatory to Washington Accord. India is now among the selected group of 17 countries who are permanent signatories of the Washington Accord.

India received green signal at the meeting of the International Engineering Alliance of WA member countries met in Wellington, New Zealand.

Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minster of Human Resource Development, has congratulated the officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the National Board of Accreditation, and said that "this will ensure highest quality assurance standards to be implemented in our technical and engineering programmes and provide global mobility to our engineering graduates."

She also informed that "Graduates having degrees, which have been so accredited, would have substantial international equivalence of their achievement levels across the signatory nations. This will substantially enhance their employment opportunities around the world".

 
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