Tier I(Washington Accord) Web based Register

National Board of Accreditation(NBA) has been accorded permanent Signatory status of Washington Accord on 13th June 2014. As per Washington Accord agreement, Recognition of programss by other signatories applies only to programs accredited by NBA that are offered by education providers accepted by NBA as Tier 1 Institutions.

Recognition of graduates of programs accredited by any signatory by registering of licencing bodies in other signatory jurisdictions is subject to the following restriction. The graduate must have completed the programme:

  • Later than the date of admission of the accrediting signatory; and
  • During the period of validity of the accreditation(which may have commenced prior to the date of admission.

Only Students who graduate during the validity period of accreditation of a course will be deemed to have graduated with an NBA accredited degree.

The following institutions are eligible to apply for Accreditation under Tier I system:
  • Institutions of National importance: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Central Universities
  • State Universities(Imparting programs in their campus itself)
  • Private Universities
  • Deemed-to-be Universities
  • Autonomous Institutions

Tier I(Washington Accord) Web based Register

National Board of Accreditation(NBA) has been accorded permanent Signatory status of Washington Accord on 13th June 2014. As per Washington Accord agreement, Recognition of programs by other signatories applies only to programs accredited by NBA that are offered by education providers accepted by NBA as Tier 1 Institutions.

Recognition of graduates of programs accredited by any signatory by registering of licencing bodies in other signatory jurisdictions is subject to the following restriction. The graduate must have completed the programme:

During the period of validity of the accreditation(which may have commenced prior to the date of admission.


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