Kolkata: All the technical institutions and engineering colleges in the country will have to get accreditation in the next four years, said Prof Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said.He was speaking on the sideline of “National Conference on Indian Higher Education: Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Ranking” organised by Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) in a city hotel on Sunday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAICTE is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.Prof Sahasrabudhe said accreditation has been made mandatory for the institutions. “We have given four years’ time to the colleges who are yet to get their accreditation. Many of the institutions are not yet prepared. Hence, the whole process of getting the accreditation will be completed in phases,” the AICTE chairman told the reporters. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe also added: “Currently, around 15 percent of the institutions have got accreditation, while another 50 percent of the colleges must complete the process within the next two years. Hundred percent accreditation will be done within the next four years. The institutions will not get any extra facilities and funds will not also be provided to them if they do not complete the process of getting accreditation.”Prof Sahasrabudhe laid great emphasis on the quality of teaching and research. If the teachers are motivated and well trained, the quality of education will increase in leaps and bounds, the Chairman maintained. He also mentioned that four teachers training academies will be set up in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Kerala and Guwahati where teachers from various engineering colleges will be imparted training.The whole training would be divided into eight different modules. The programme will begin from the next year.Under Marga Darshan scheme introduced by the Center, various well performing institutions would be given funds to support otherneighbouring institutions helping them to enhance their infrastructure and other aspects.Current expenditure on higher education is 1.2 percent of the total GDP.