HRD sends list of premiere engineering institutions to Kuwait following invalidation of IIT degrees

PTI
Monday, July 1, 2019

The HRD Ministry has sent a list of premier engineering institutes in the country to Kuwait authorities where thousands of Indian engineers, including IITians, are staring at possible job losses after the Gulf country decided to recognize degrees only if India's NBA approved of the courses they studied. The Public Authority for Manpower, a government body in Kuwait, had last year issued a circular asking the labour department to not give work permits to expatriate engineers unless they got no-objection certificates from the Kuwait Engineers Society.

For India, engineers were to be issued no-objection certificates only if the course had been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has since then been receiving representations from Indian engineers working in Kuwait regarding this.

"A high-level Indian delegation had visited Kuwait to understand and resolve the issue and after discussion with the Kuwait authorities, it was decided to send them lists of 'Non-NBA premier institute' and 'Institutes of National Importance' which has been sent to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait for onward submission to Kuwait authorities," a senior HRD Ministry official said. The NBA accredits engineering courses while the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredits universities and general colleges.

The decision by Kuwait authorities has also brought degrees by prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the invalidation scanner. "The IITs, IISc and JU have never taken accreditation from the NBA for their engineering courses. Many of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are yet to take accreditation for their BTech courses," the official explained.

The NBA, earlier a wing of technical education regulator All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), has been in existence since the 1990s but became an autonomous body in 2010. It has so far given accreditation to courses offered by 600 institutions among total 3,500 that teach technical courses.

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Mohan
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Is this IITs & NIT have valid NBA certificates or Govt of india is just send the list.
What about others colleges who are affiliated to AICTE. why HR of india is not taking interest.

Amit
Friday, July 5, 2019
@anto. THE dream of scores of Indian children is to enter the prestigious IITs, which is considered to be the toughest exam in the world. Don''t try to belittle these top Institutions by comparing with other institutions in the world.

KJM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Why IITians or NITians come to Kuwait - is non of our business. We do not know their situation so we do not have the right to comment.

Sureshkumar
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
How NBA eligibility can be applied to personnel who all passed out before NBA itself came into existence ( pre-1994) ? Atleast in these cases, KSE should consider and call for their interviews to assess the rich experience in their respective fields ! Anyway hope something positive will happen soon.

Husain
Monday, July 1, 2019
At least govt should post the list of all colleges that have been sent to Kuwait govt so that it shall be clear to all on Kuwait embassy website .....we don''t get correct reply at KSE..... NAAC should also be considered as an accreditation source and accredited colleges shod be considered .....

Mohammed Ali Shaik
Monday, July 1, 2019
Guys
No arguments ourselves, please unite and help each for the possible ways.

anto
Monday, July 1, 2019
@ABC IITs are not big thing.our top IIT ,bombay ranked only 172 in the world.

sunny
Monday, July 1, 2019
If govt is sending list of IIT and Nits onlt then shut down alll other engineering college if u cant support ur education system......

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Zak
Monday, July 1, 2019
When you do the same thing again and again you get the same results.We have elected the same Govt in india expect the same efforts and results .

Naive Indian
Monday, July 1, 2019
IITians coming to Kuwait for work is pathetic!! Seems they have done badly in their studies!

santhosh
Monday, July 1, 2019
Congrats to our HRD and to Embassy to make this discrimination.May be know what will be the solution for the Engineers from other colleges and universities those who are suffering with Non NBA issue.
Still our govt system not understanding the Exact problem.
Very strange approach.

JK
Monday, July 1, 2019
Indian Government should take up this matter directly with Kuwait Government on high level diplomatic discussions or directly to the World Engineering Council , as KSE is only a private and Non Profit association (KSE) and they are not even a Government Body. Such Private bodies should not be entertained for Government residency matters..

ABC
Monday, July 1, 2019
Dear Neel and Grammar police , I think from you family no one done this course , or you guys don''t have any IIT passed out friend , that why you don’t know , when Indian Ambassador call top ranking Indian , out 100 , 50 % are IITian. From Oil sector to Architecture to Mechanical sector this IITian are on top position and getting salary not lass than 9 thousand. These are the people who are giving you Jobs in Kuwait. Think this way. Now you understand what they are doing here.

IIT degree
Sunday, June 30, 2019
KOC, KNPC jobs, High packages (equivalent to euro & US countries), Laidback under the radar lifestyle (not much brain power to use), Good vacations, Proximity to Touristic countries. Equal proximity to India unlike US, UK, Australia (Small-fish-big-pond scenario).

Instead Big-fish-small-pond scenario (IIT tag- small country) - Domination, Respect, less competition within community with little hardship (servility to Citizen & second class citizen treatment), bad weather [no pain no gain]).

What more you require. Not all of them are career enthusiast. I have know IITians go to Nigeria because of the pay too..

Supposed a good deal for some if not all of them.

sunny
Sunday, June 30, 2019
why iit and nit need to come here newer less where can we get the list of th colleges given by govt as it is it is almost 1.5 yr approx where most of us have renewed visa

Neel
Sunday, June 30, 2019
I wonder !!!!
What is the need for an IITians to come to Kuwait for a job ??

Grammar Police
Sunday, June 30, 2019
what kind of losers from IITs have to stoop down to the level of having to work in Kuwait. Just wondering.

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