National Accreditation Board for Education and Training is one of the constituent Board of Quality Council of India. The NABET mandate has been steadily increasing since past few years. Initiating from the accreditation of management systems trainings and auditor registrations, NABET has enlarged its scope in recent years. National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) is trying to match its progress with Sologan of QCI i.e. " Working for National Well Being."
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 mechanism for accreditation of vocational training organizations and for skill assessment bodies. NABET is the first organization in the world to offer accreditation of consulting organizations in various conformity assessment areas, Hospital Accreditation etc. Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant accreditation scheme has been developed which has been adapted as minimum requirement by Ministry of Environment and Forest.
Five distinct verticals in the following areas have been formulated to provide focused strategic direction to the activities of the Board. These relate to accreditation of:
Apart from the fact that currently it is mandatory for organizations which prepare EIA reports for obtaining environmental clearance, to get accredited under the Scheme, some of the other advantages are –
EIAs are essentially multi-disciplinary activities where inputs are required from specialists having knowledge of the industry/sector for which EIAs are to be carried out as well as in functional areas like land use, air pollution control, air quality modeling, water pollution control, noise and vibration, ecology and bio-diversity, socio economic aspects, risks and hazard management etc.