Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2011

NAAC accreditation methodology to be revamped

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The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has announced the formulation of a new methodology for providing accreditation to colleges by March 2012. The announcement was made by Prof Goverdhan Mehta, chairman, executive committee, NAAC. He said this at the 3rd accreditation award ceremony of NAAC held in Bangalore.

Prof Mehta also said that an exclusive website has been created to receive feedback from institutions in this regard.

“There are 196 parameters we use to accredit these institutions. NAAC has so far accredited 161 universities and 4371 colleges,” informed, Mehta.

Prof Mehta pointed out that quality was an internal matter and the primary responsibility of institutions was to provide external attributes for developing these internal qualities.

University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Ved Prakash  was the chief guest on the occasion. He shared his thoughts on the need to maintain quality in education.

“India has the largest system of higher education but its gross enrolment ratio is low. We have a long distance to go to gain world class recognition. We want places where scientific advancement takes place and which redefine the needs of education. We need to process the right kind of raw material.Any kind of investment on education is justifiable. We need to have a harmonious coexistence of public and private partnership,” he said.

Prof Prakash said that NAAC helps the nation to identify its strength and work on its shortcomings so that investments could be made to better them.

More than 760 Colleges and Universities from across the nation were accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during the NAAC Accreditation Award Ceremony.

UGC Chairman further revealed that 1,543 public institutions were to be set up and added that these were the biggest expansion plans of the nation.

He advised the Vice-chancellors and representatives of various education institutions that they should spend more time in faculty training to ensure that the same is translated to the students.

[Source: DNA, Express Buzz]