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UGC can take action against several colleges

Jul 16, 2013 17:52 IST

    Many colleges fail to get accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) may face strict action by University Grants Commission (UGC). Regardless of the guidelines from the Higher Education Department, almost 100 colleges have not applied for NAAC accreditation. According to the instruction colleges have to send an online request for NAAC accreditation prior to 19 July 2013.

    An autonomous entity of UGC, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) that rate university on various factors such as teachers taught ratio (TTR), infrastructure,  students' amenities and more. The ranking in the form of grades is provided to the institute which will be valid for a period of 5 years.

    The department has developed a state-level quality assurance cell (SLQAC) in order to spread information regarding the importance of NAAC accreditation. The cell has to conduct seminars and workshop to spread information regarding 9importance of of accreditation from the NAAC.

    From state’s 353 government colleges, 80 colleges have the NAAC accreditations whereas 50 colleges have not applied yet. The benefit of NAAC is to provide the weakness, strengths and opportunities of the colleges by an informed review process. Failure of UGC grants, colleges will be unable to introduce important work in the infrastructure.

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