New Delhi, Sept. 18 -- Around 6,000 institutes, including B-schools and engineering colleges, will have to complete the accreditation process for all courses before 2022 to meet the minimum standard in higher education, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said on Wednesday.

This will help attract students from low- and middle-income countries to Indian institutions, it said.

Professional colleges will not be allowed to offer courses if they fail to complete the accreditation process, AICTE said.

The ministry had evaluated 942 faculty members of top engineering schools, including the Indian Institutes of Technology and the National Institutes of Technology, before shortlisting 296 professors for mentoring less-known in...