Indian engineering schools miss out on accreditation

For those of us who have encountered excellent engineers educated in India, the recent announcement of that country's rejected application to the Washington Accord comes as somewhat of a surprise. The Washington Accord is a recognition that a country's engineering courses meet international guidelines for accreditation. Being turned down for full-fledged membership can be viewed as a slam on the quality of engineering education. Apparantly representatives of the Washington Accord visited Indian schools and gave adverse reports, causing the rejection. There are a few more details here:

This announcement seems to have caused some consternation among Indian engineers for obvious reasons:

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