About Us

Introduction

National Accreditation Board for Education and Training is a constituent Board of Quality Council of India. National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) in recent years has enlarged its scope of activities and is trying to match its progress with Slogan of QCI i.e. "Creating an Eco System for Quality". With the growing needs of competent personnel and credible vocational training courses in various industry sectors, NABET has been rapidly expanding its scope of services to cater to the needs of the industry. NABET has established a mechanism for the accredited certification of Educational organizations, vocational training organizations and for accreditation of skill certification bodies..

NABET is offering accreditation program for Quality School Governance in the Country, with a view to provide framework for the effective management and delivery of the holistic education program aimed at overall development of students.
Three distinct verticals in various areas have been formulated to provide focused strategic direction to the activities of the Board. These are:

Formal Education Excellence Division (FEED)

  • Accreditation of Schools
  • Awareness Workshop on School Accreditation Standard
  • School Assessments and other Quality assessment projects as per directions/agreement with State and other Govt. Depts.
  • DGE&T Field Institutes imparting training in various activities

Accreditation Division

  • To whomsoever it May Concern
  • Accreditation Division

Skill Training and Services Division

  • Accreditation of Consultant Organizations
  • Accreditation of Training Courses

Government Projects Division

  • Accreditation of Environment Impact Assessment Consultant Organizations
  • National Monitoring and Implementation Unit for Govt. of India’s M/o MSME’s Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme

Nabet Policy

National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) shall strive to provide services to its customers in accordance with the national and international standard norms & guidelines. It is committed to provide fair and equal opportunity to all the applicants with highest regard to impartiality, transparency, integrity and confidentiality. It is essential for all levels of our organization to strive for excellence and continual improvement. NABET Board will continue to strive for the international recognition of its accreditation schemes through international and regional forums like IAF, PAC etc. and through bilateral and multilateral recognition arrangements

Quality Council of India met the financial needs of NABET from the pool money received from the Government
and Industry during formation of the NABET Board. Present needs of NABET is met by the fee received from the
various accreditation schemes/programs operated from NABET

Financial Resource

Our Members

Terms of Reference of the Board

Board Structure

The Board comprises of Twenty Four members including the Chairman. The Twenty Four members represent different groups of stakeholders to ensure impartiality in decision-making and to ensure that no single interest prevails. The representation on the board is as per the details below

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Shri Premendra Raj Mehta

(Chairman - NABET Board)
Member of Chairperson of the Board
Shri Premendra Raj Mehta Design Action Group Architects and Environmental Planners

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Ms. Shalini Sharma

CII
Ex -Officio Member
Ms. Shalini Sharma Head- Higher Education, CII Confederation of Indian Industry

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Shri Shishir Jaipuria

FICCI
Ex -Officio Member
Co-FICCI Arise & Managing Director, Jaipuria Group of Institutions & Chairman, Ginni Filaments Ltd Alternate: Shri Sumeet Gupta Assistant Secretary General Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Federation House

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Shri Neeraj Arora

ASSOCHAM
Ex -Officio Member
Shri Neeraj Arora, Senior Director & Head GEM Sustainability Certification Program and National Council on Education ASSOCHAM

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Ministry of Education or Department of School Education & Literacy

Secretary nominee - not below the rank of Joint Secretary / Joint Director respectively - Ex- Officio

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Dr. S.K. Goyal

CSIR - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
Preferably from background of EIA not below the rank of Sr. Principal Scientist
Dr. S.K. Goyal Chief Scientist & Head (Professor, AcSIR) CSIR-NEERI Delhi Zonal Centre

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Dr. (Ms.) Shruti Rai Bhardwaj

Ex -Officio Member
Ministry of Environment , Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC)
Dr. (Ms.) Shruti Rai Bhardwaj Scientist E/ Additional Director Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India

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Shri Vinamra Mishra,

Ex -Officio Member
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME)
Shri Vinamra Mishra, Director (Tech & Projects) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

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Ex-Officio
School Education Department, Govt. of NCT Delhi

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Ex-Officio
School Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat

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Shri Harshit Mishra

Education Wing, Niti Ayog
Head, Education Department, Niti Ayog
Shri Harshit Mishra Deputy Advisor, Niti Aayog

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Shri Suresh Mathur

Army Public School, Dagshai
Founding Principal, Army Public School Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh
Shri Suresh Mathur

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Dr. Abhay Sinha

Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
DG, Service Export Promotion Council or his nominee not below the rank of Director
Dr. Abhay Sinha Director General Services Export Promotion Council

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Prof. Ranjana Arora

NCERT
Director or his nominee not below the rank of Joint Director
Prof. Ranjana Arora Head, DCS&D National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

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Shri Pramod Sharma

Genesis Global School, Noida
Former Principal of Genesis Global School
Shri Pramod Sharma President, Indian Public Schools Conference Trust (IPSC Trust) and former Principal of Genesis Global School and Mayo College, Ajme

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Dr. Joseph Emmanuel

CBSE
Chairman CBSE Nominee not below the rank of Joint Secretary
Dr. Joseph Emmanuel Director (Academic) Central Board for Secondary Education

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Prof. Madhav Govind

UGC
Chairman UGC nominee not below the rank of Joint Secretary
Prof. Madhav Govind Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Shri Maneet Dewan

Representative of CB’s
PQMS Quality Services Pvt Ltd.
Shri Maneet Dewan Social Edupreneur PQMS Quality Services Pvt Ltd.

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Dr. H. Chaturvedi,

Representative of Consumer Organization
Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) nominee
Dr. H. Chaturvedi,

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Dr. Vasudha Kamat


Education Expert -1
Dr. Vasudha Kamat Chairperson, Governing Board; Consortium for Educational Communication (An Inter University Centre of University Grants Commission on Electronic Media)

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Shri Aditya Natraj

Education Expert
Education Expert -2 Shri Aditya Natraj CEO – Parimal Foundation for Education Leadership Founder and Director of Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) CEO – Parimal Foundation for Education Leadership

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Shri Anurag Kundu, Chairman,

Education Expert -3
Shri Anurag Kundu, Chairman, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) Govt. of NCT of Delhi

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SG, QCI

Secretary General – QCI
Ex-Officio
SG, QCI Quality Council of India,

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Prof Dr. Varinder S Kanwar, CEO, NABET

CEO – NABET

Structure Of NABET

NABET : Organization Structure

Technical Committee

Comprising experienced professionals with proven
track record. For developing and improving the
Scheme as well as the assessment process.

Accreditation Committee

Comprising very eminent professionals established
in their fields tasked with reviewing and subsequently taking decision pertaining to the accreditation status of an organization

NABET Secretariat

it comprises a mix of senior professionals and
young technical staff co-ordinating the entire
process of assessment and accreditation

NABET Assessors

Senior and experienced professionals with relevant
experience,Carrying out technical assessment of
the applications as well as site assessment as well
as surveillance

Meet Our Leadership

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Mr. Jaxay Shah

(CHAIRPERSON, QCI)

 Mr. Jaxay Shah is the Chairperson of the Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He is also the Founder and Chairman Managing Director of the Savvy Group of Companies, a professional construction conglomerate. Furthermore, he is the former Chairman of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body of private Real Estate developers in India. As the Chairperson of QCI, he is working towards improving the quality of goods and services to help improve the quality of life of India’s 140 crore citizens. Under his leadership, QCI is working in multiple sectors such as healthcare, education, trade & commerce, energy, water, sanitation etc and engaging with 50+ central governments, state governments, and public bodies. Mr. Shah has been taking significant steps to take the quality message to the grassroots through initiatives such as the Gunvatta Sankalp in states, Quality City with the emerging cities along with Sarpanch Samvad – working with grassroots leaders to permeate the idea of quality. Additionally, he represents QCI, as a Promoter Director (Founding Member) on the board of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an open network for all the players who can sell or enable selling in an e-commerce setup. Under his leadership, CREDAI joined the ‘National Mission of Housing for All’ by launching more than 375 Affordable Housing Projects comprising 250,000 units by CREDAI member developers across the country. Mr Shah stands as an advisor and mentor at the PharmEasy Accelerator Program, which offers 1 lakh+ medicine and health products across various categories across the country. He is a Promotional Director of Kensville Golf and Country Club, Savvy Swaraaj Sports Academy, and a trustee of LAA (LD College of Engineering Alumni Association) as well as JYOT (NGO). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geo-technology and Foundation Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University. Mr. Shah is an environment and sustainability crusader and is committed towards eco-friendly construction using renewable technology for a better planet.
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Mr. Chakravarthy T. Kannan

Secretary General, (QCI)

Mr. Chakravarthy T. Kannan, Secretary General, Quality Council of India (QCI) , brings with him a distinguished career spanning leadership positions in the automotive and logistics sectors. He has led several key national organizations and global business expansion initiatives. With extensive experience as CEO of Mobility at Mahindra Logistics, where he successfully turned around complex B2B and B2C operations to achieve a positive PAT, Mr. Chakravarthy brings a wealth of expertise in strategic management and business transformation. He has also led several business transformations such as ‘Digital Product Development e-NPI’, ‘Quality Crusade’, ‘Geelantheid – a billion-dollar Global business setup’. As the founder of CATAPULT, an industry-first tech-based incubator, he has demonstrated a keen ability to drive innovation and accelerate user case maturation, earning recognition  from industry giants like Shell and Intel.

His prior roles as Business Head and Senior VP at Mahindra & Mahindra have equipped him with strategic acumen and a proven track record of spearheading global business expansion initiatives and driving organizational growth.

With his rich sea of experience, coupled with an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Ross Business School and a background in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Chakravarthy is poised to lead QCI towards new heights of excellence and innovation in quality standards

Mr. P.R. Mehta

(NABET CHAIRPERSON)

Mr. Premendra Raj Mehta is former President of Council of Architecture, India. COA is a statutory Body created by Government of India under the provision of Architects Act 1972, and it is charged with the responsibility to regulate the standards of Education and Practice of Architects, besides registering the Architects. Mr Mehta is currently a member of Technology Sub Mission of Housing for All mission of Government of India.

Mr Mehta is former member of Research Council of Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee ( CSIR-CBRI), Lalit Kala Academy and Chairman of All India Board of Architecture, Town Planning & Applied Art Education of AICTE. He has been member of National Board of Accreditation, GATE Committee of Ministry of Education and several other forums concerned with development of higher Education in India. He has also been a member of Expert Committee of Ministry of Commerce on Services.

Mr Mehta has represented India at WTO and has participated in several Bilateral and Multilateral negotiations on Market Access for professionals. He has also presented a paper of Recognition of Qualification at WTO, Geneva. He has spoken, as Key Note Speaker, at several national and International forums on subject of Architectural Education, Higher Education, Urban Design and Urban Management, General Agreement on Trade in Services, Professional Practice etc.

Extensively travelled, Mr Mehta is in active practice since 1979 and he is the Architect for the Redevelopment of Connaught Place, New Delhi. He holds post graduate qualification in Urban Design and is an Alumnus of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has been a Visiting Professor at his alma mater for over two decades.

Mr Mehta is also Director of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) known for Jaipur Foot. Over 2 million disabled persons across the globe are the beneficiary of the assistive devices provided by BMVSS, free of cost. Mr Mehta is a recipient of Helen Keller Award for service to Disabled.

Prof (Dr) Varinder S Kanwar

 (NABET CEO)

Dr. Varinder S Kanwar holds Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, M.E. in Structural Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development and BE in Civil Engineering. He carries more than 27 years of Research; Teaching and Administrative Experience. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers and senior member of IEEE, Life Member of ISTE, ICI, IGS, IRC.Dr. Kanwar holds academic and administrative positions in institutes like NIT Hamirpur, Government Polytechnic Hamirpur, Thapar University Patiala and Punjab Technical University Jalandhar. He served as the founding Registrar and further Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh (NAAC A+). He is member of various inspection committees convened to grant affiliation to the University and to assess compliance with regulatory norms, He is also on the panel of Board of Studies – Civil Engineering of various Universities. Nominated as non-official member of State Level Working Committee – Town and Country Planning Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh. He served as Chairperson as well as member in NAAC Peer Assessment Teams. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy and technology development to provide suitable sustainable solutions in problems areas such as waste minimization, reuse or recycle of waste generated.Dr. Kanwar has written 8 books, 80 research papers in national and international journals, 17 research papers in conferences, supervised 3 M.E. and 8 Ph.D. scholars, filed 10 patents out of which 3 are granted. He has completed 7, and continuing 2, Government funded research projects of more than 4 crore INR. His expertise research areas include Health Monitoring of Structures, Sustainable Environment and Alternate Construction Materials using Industrial Waste

Dr Kanwar was felicitated by Government of Himachal Pradesh for “Excellence in Promotion of Environment Conservation and Sustainable Development” in the year 2021 and 2019. He is the recipient of “Time 2 Leap awards under the category Best Professor of the Year – Socio Environment Enterprises” awarded by Hon’ble Minister of State – MSME, Government of India in 2021. He was awarded as “Outstanding Concrete Technologist 2020” by Indian Concrete Institute and Ultratech Cement Ltd. Dr Kanwar is recipient of National Builder Award by Rotary Club of India in the year 2018.National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), is a statutory board of Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body set-up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Government of India (GoI). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) is nodal ministry for QCI. NABET has 4 divisions namely as: Formal Education Excellence Division (FEED), Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), LEAN Manufacturing and Skill Training & Certification (STC). It plays a pivotal role at the national level in propagating, adoption and adherence to quality standards in education, environment protection, skill training and certification etc. that have significant bearing in improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizens of India.

Dr. Aradhana Chopra

Director & Head
STS and MSME Division
Dr. Aradhana Chopra is currently working in the capacity of Director & Head – STS and MSME Division at NABET, Quality Council of India (QCI). She bears more than 25 years of experience in various sectors including 1) Educational Administration in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Delhi (an autonomous body under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) 2) Academic Administration in Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (An Institute of National Importance, Govt. of India) 3) Director in a Premier Engineering College (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi), 4) Prof. & Dean, School of Civil Engineering in a Private University in Haryana. Besides this, she also has the experience of teaching & Research in Universities & Engineering Institutes and has guided B.Tech, and M. Tech scholars under her supervision.

Dr. Aradhana Chopra has also been appointed as a M.Tech & PhD evaluator /examiner by Jamia Millie Islamia University. In QCI, she has served in the capacity of Director & Head HR & Admin, Department and Chief Ethics Officer(CVO) for more than 5 years.

Mr. A K Jha

(Senior Director, NABET )

Mr. A K Jha is working with ‘Quality Council of India (QCI)’ since 2015 and continuing at NABET- a constituent board of QCI as Senior Director, and leading the GOI mandated accreditation schemes for EIA consultants, Exploration & Mining Consultants, Ground Water Consultants and Forest clearance consultants.
He has done his Bachelor degree in Science (Geology Honors) and Master’s degree in Geology from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Having 33+ years of experience in the field of Prospecting/Exploration, Mining and Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) studies. By profession a Geologist extensively worked for Exploration and Mining Plan and Environmental Impact Assessment studies involved in Mining and Thermal Power Plant (TPP) projects.
He has worked with premier organizations like viz. Coal India Limited for 17 years and then with INDORAMA Group in Indonesia for 8 years in the corporate project Planning division for the Coal and other mineral resources, their commercial evaluation and mining for captive Thermal Power Projects. Also worked in countries like, Nigeria, Senegal, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania etc. for acquisition and development of Mining projects for the company.
He consistently looks forward to the opportunities to expand/interact with the multidisciplinary professionals to meet the successful business objectives of QCI and work effectively with the team.

Our Team

NABET : Secretariat

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Dr. Varinder Singh Kanwar

Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. A. K. Jha

Senior Director

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Dr. Aradhana Chopra

Director

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Ms. Madhu Ahluwalia

Senior Advisor

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Dr. S.K Mishra

Director & Head RACB

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Mr.Yogesh Srivastava

Joint Director- Finance & Accounts-QCI

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Mr. Anurag Rastogi

Joint Director

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Mr. Ranvijay Bihari

Joint Director

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Mr. Jagminder Kataria

Joint Director

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Mr. Nikhil Relia

Deputy Director

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Mr.Saurabh Arora

Deputy Director

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Ms. Samra Khan

Assistant Director

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Dr. Gaurang Tiwari

Assistant Director

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Ms. Adiba Faiz

Assistant Director

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Ms. Geetika Sharma

Assistant Director

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Mr. Ankur Malik

Assistant Director

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Mr. Syed Adil Mehdi

Assistant Director

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Ms. Meenakshi Arora

Accreditation Officer

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Ms. Shivani Mishra

Accreditation Officer

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Ms. Chinmayi Salooja

Accreditation Officer

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Mr. Vipin Chander Pant

Accreditation Officer

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Ms. Kritika Sharma

Accreditation Officer

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Mr. Somil Tyagi

Accreditation Officer

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Ms.Supriya Singh

Executive Assistant

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Manila Gambhir

Executive Officer

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Mr. Sanjeev Kumar (Reception)

Executive Assistant

Our Linkages

Mutual Recognition Arrangements with ( International)

ANSI

American National Standard Institute (ANSI), USA

SQA

Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), Scotland

Mutual Recognition Arrangements with ( National)

ASQ

Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), Scotland

Geerf

American National Standard Institute (ANSI), USA

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