International Accreditation Organization (IAO)
IAO grants Full Accreditation to
School of Management Sciences
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23rd July 2011, New Delhi, India:IAO is glad to announce that the accreditation committee has recommended "Full Accreditation" to School of Management Sciences" in the light of its overall contributions to academics, research, consulting, MDPs, EDPs, FDPs and splendid Placement Track Record and the various evidences provided by SMS Group and their overall process compliance of International Accreditation Organization i.e. IAO (

The accreditation process was initiated with the process of application followed by submission of the required information and other annexures required for the accreditation process. The Chapter President has visited the campuses on several occassions and submitted his detailed review, report and recommendations along with recommendations of various other members of the accreditation committtee for awarding Full Accreditation to School of Management Sciences. The School of Management Sciences Varanasi has been imparting world class education in the area of management and allied areas. The institute is running two campuses at Varanasi and Lucknow. The institute has delivered splendid results over the past two decades under the dynamic leadership of Late Dr. Mukund Lal (Former Professor Head and Dean of Banaras Hindu University and Dr. M P Singh, Executive Secretary, SMS Varanasi.

SMS has been established in 1995 at Varanasi which is one of the oldest cities of the world, the epicentre of Buddhist Philosophy, Sarnath and the cultural and spiritual capital of India and is approved by AICTE Ministry of HRD, New Delhi and is also affiliated to Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow. It is also recognised under section 2(f) of UGC Act. SMS is providing quality Management and Computer education of par excellence since 1995 and ranked as top A+ category Business School consecutively since 2001 by Business India Magazine. SMS offers PGDM, PGDM-International Business, PGDM-Retail Management, MCA, BBA and BCA Programs. SMS is pride of the state of Uttar Pradesh and this is reflected by the numerous awards and accolades it has received at numerous forums viz, Best Emerging B-School of Northern India and Leadership Award at World HRD Congress and Asia Brand Summit, Mumbai. SMS Group also registered its presence in the capital city Lucknow, by the name of SMS-Lucknow in the field of Management Education and SMSIT-Lucknow in the Engineering Stream. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top 30 B-Schools of the country by various magazines and rating agencies. SMS boosts one of the best and ultra modern lush green campus, embedded with wi-fi connectivity, centrally air-conditioned class rooms, seven computer labs with four hundred computer terminals, free laptop, international summer placements, international student exchange programs, foreign industrial visits and a lot more thrust on pedagogical activities to inculcate student managers with the value system that shape's them a better citizen who contributes decisively towards the progress of business world.

The Group also opened another institution at Lucknow in the same name "School of Management Sciences" and started offering Management as well as Engineering Programmes. The group as a whole has been doing a pioneering work in the area of higher and technical education setting new benchmarks of excellence in various doomain areas. The group has tied up with various foreign universities signing MOUs to provide global exposure to its students in the light of its unwavering commitment to deliver global standards of quality benchmarks in various areas.

About IAO:

International Accreditation Organization (IAO) is an international educational quality assurance agency working to enhance the standards of education around the world.Accreditation and educational quality assurance are essential factors that complete the educational ecosystem. While regional accreditation bodies have dutifully evaluated education providers on a regional scale; a body to recognize and accredit education providers on an international scale was needed in the wake of growing globalization. With more students studying at Educational Institutions or working for companies outside their home country, it was imperative to create standards that are both regionally and internationally recognized and accepted. 

The India chapter of IAO is in charge of standardizing and promoting traditional and non- traditional education in the India region. We have native members in our team who are well aware of the dynamics of India education system and possess the necessary expertise and knowledge to serve in the education field in India. 

The India chapter is responsible for organizing seminars, workshops and education expos; it also facilitates IAO in serving education institutions and other stakeholders within the India region. 

To accomplish the challenge, IAO created a unique Points Profile System by organizing the best global practices in education at one place. This evaluation criteria was developed by gathering the common educational quality assurance standards from all over the world in collaboration with regional accreditation bodies. IAO's Point Profile System works as general basis of evaluation for any education provider, regardless of its regional location. The core focus of the Points Profile System is to work as an additional international accreditation for education providers that will supplement their regional accreditation. 

The Points Profile System is a dynamic and evolving system that is continually updated in order to cater new developments in the academic world. In relation to this, IAO is also working upon a Points Profile System for students on an individual level that will increase individual acceptability and recognition of students in both educational sector and the employer market. 

IAO owes its success to its strong network and team of accreditation professionals spread in over 25 countries around the world. IAO has also collaborated with regional accreditation bodies to supplement their strict accreditation methods with its expertise of standardizing the educational environment internationally. IAO's expertise and services are also recognized by different global accreditation associations.


  • Foster excellence in education all over the world in collaboration with regional accreditation bodies through the development of criteria and guidelines for assessing educational effectiveness.
  • Encourage institutional improvement of education endeavors across  the globe through continuous self study and evaluation.
  • Ensure the confidence of educational community, the general public, and other agencies or education providers.
  • IAO has formed alliances with renowned regional accreditation bodies for the promotion and accreditation of traditional, non-traditional and vocational education in their respective regions. IAO's international accreditation supplements the regional accreditation with its expertise of Points Profile System, supported by latest technology to establish, preserve and promote the finest educational standards worldwide.

    For Further Details, Please Contact:

    Professor (Dr.) Rana Singh
    Chapter President -India
    Phone: +91- 8866971103, Mobile: +91-8800049885


    Source: By E-mail (July 24, 2011)

    Published on on July 25, 2011


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