Bangladesh Accreditation Council

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: bac.gov.bd@gmail.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2019
Countries/regions/states of operation: Bangladesh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Chairman
First Name: Mesbahuddin
Surname: Ahmed
Phone: +8801313430992
Fax: +880248811138
Email Id: netproj2003@yahoo.com
Alternative Email Id: mesbah.ahmed@bac.gov.bd

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Member
First Name: Istiaque
Surname: Ahmad
Phone: +8801313430993
Fax: +880248811138
Email Id: istiaque71@gmail.com
Alternative Email Id: istiaque.ahmad@bac.gov.bd

Organisation Details

Bangladesh Accreditation Council
Address: Green Delta AIMS Tower (level-10), 51-52 Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka-12112
Bangladesh
Website: bac.gov.bd

Additional Contacts

Name 1: Professor Dr. Md. Golam Shahi Alam
Email 1: mgsalam21@gmail.com
Name 2: Professor Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary
Email 2: adhikaryku1958@gmail.com
Name 3: Professor Dr. S.M. Kabir
Email 3: smkabir2001@yahoo.com
Name 4: Professor A.K.M. Monirul Islam
Email 4: monirul.shagor@gmail.com

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: Applicable Only For Institutional Members
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC) is responsible for awarding accreditation to all Public and Private Higher Education institutions of the country and the academic programs thereof in order to promote quality assurance of higher education.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Mission
Bangladesh Accreditation Council will be dedicated to:

1. Enhance confidence of the stakeholders about the quality of higher education of Bangladesh by ensuring best practices in higher education institutions with integrity, transparency, accountability and credibility in accordance with internationally acceptable quality assurance (QA) practices. This will be achieved through implementation of accreditation standards, self-assessment process and monitoring of compliance.

2. Facilitating the capacity building of the higher education institutions in meeting quality assurance and accreditation standards and to make greater contribution to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the country.

Objective
Bangladesh Accreditation Council is established to accredit academic programs and higher education institutions for quality assurance in higher education. In order to achieve the vision and mission of the Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC) the major objectives of are to:

(1) Serve as a credible national and internationally recognized quality assurance and accreditation agency;

(2) Facilitate the implementation of national qualifications framework and adoption of accreditation standards at the higher education institution (HEI) and academic program levels;

(3) Provide standards, guidelines and code of best practice to the higher education institutions (HEIs) for self-assessment and developing internal quality assurance culture;

(4) Provide consultation services, organize workshop, seminar and conference to create awareness and motivate the higher education community towards accreditation and capacity building to prepare for accreditation;

(5) Provide quality assurance and accreditation services to HEIs through mentoring and training for academics and professional staff as they implement accreditation standards and engage in continual quality improvement;

(6) Assure students and public about the quality of higher education, institutional integrity and accountability through rigorous implementation of accreditation standards, external quality assessment, academic audit and monitoring;

(7) Maintain liaison and develop cooperation with credible international and regional quality assurance networks and accreditation bodies in higher education; and

(8) Maintain a capable and sustainable organizational structure.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC) is the only government approved quality assurance agency in Bangladesh.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

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