National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) proves to be a stimulator for brightening up the future of students said Jagannath Patil, acting adviser at NAAC and president of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN).
Addressing a two-day workshop at the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Shivaji University, Patil said that every educational institute in the nation must go for NAAC, not because it has been made mandatory by the UGC. The accreditation has a contributing role in brightening the future of students. He further added that, it is actually the institute's responsibility to opt for the NAAC assessment. The grade of an institution denotes the standard of quality as set by the accreditation agency. If a college fits the bill, NAAC's goal of quality education is fulfilled.
Adding more emphasis to its importance, the acting advisor said that a three-year course from an 'A' grade institute in India is considered equivalent to a four-year programme abroad.