“Momentous milestone”: CU has highest number of ABET accredited engineering courses among private universities of the country
CU ascends to new heights with ABET accreditation for nine engineering courses
Chandigarh: CU, which is the story of a roaring success, has achieved another marvellous feat, as the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited the university’s nine engineering programmes. It has now the highest number of ABET accredited courses among private universities in India.
This was announced by CU Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu who said this recognition is a testament to the university’s academic excellence. ABET, which is the premier global accreditation organisation of the engineering and engineering technology programs, is widely recognised as evidence that an engineering program meets the standards set by its technical profession thus helps largely to students in career prospects.
It is also globally recognized as the ‘Gold Standard’ for engineering education and signifies that a program adheres to the highest standards in preparing its graduates to work in a global workforce. At present the engineering courses of 10 universities/institutions are ABET accredited in India.
The CU’s nine engineering courses – Aerospace Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Chemical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Computer Science & Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Computer Science & Engineering (with specialisation), Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Electronics and Communication Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering) and Mechatronics Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering) – were given the accreditation by the premier accreditation body.
ABET accreditation ensures that graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to enter the profession. It also provides opportunities for the industry to guide the educational process to reflect current and future needs and enhances the mobility of professionals.
For students, the ABET accreditation is of paramount importance as it testifies that their educational experience meets the global standard and enhances the career prospects as multinational corporations require graduation from an accredited program.
CU Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu said that the ABET accreditation is endorsement of the CU’s devotion to excellence in teaching, learning and research and setting new benchmarks in higher education. “Among the 3500 engineering colleges and universities in the country, there are only a handful of institutes with ABET accreditation. However, the major milestone is that among the private universities, CU has the highest number of ABET accredited engineering courses which is nine. The institution one receives education from makes a huge difference in the career of an individual. Graduates from ABET-accredited institutions have a strong solid educational foundation that meets global standards, and hence, enhanced employment opportunities. They can lead the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and anticipate the welfare and safety needs of the public,” he said.
He further added, “Chandigarh University is committed to nurture both academic excellence and holistic development among its students. The Course curriculum at CU is designed based on real-time inputs from industry experts and academic leaders, which matches the international academic standards. The University holds recognition from prestigious national and international organizations like ABET, and AICTE.”
Satnam Singh Sandhu also mentioned, “In addition, the University also ranked in the 771-780 band in QS World University Rankings 2024, among the only 45 universities that made it to the list this year. With this, Chandigarh University became the Top-ranked Private university in India, and 20th among all public and private universities in the country. Notably, Chandigarh University also attained 27th rank in India’s top universities in the NIRF Rankings 2023.”