New Delhi: In a significant move, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has decided to grant extension of the same grade to the top ranking educational institutions which have performed consistently well during earlier assessments.
In a reformative action, NAAC has decided that institutions consistently getting the highest grade during the assessment and accreditation exercises would be granted extension of the same grade for two more years.
According to the plan, the institutions which obtained highest grade for two cycles would continue to enjoy the same grade for seven years instead of five years earlier.
As per guidelines, these institutions are required to reapply for assessment six months before the expiry of their accreditation. As per the UGC (Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2012, notified January 19, 2013, it is mandatory for a higher education institution to get accredited by an accreditation agency after passing out of two batches or six years, whichever is earlier.
Welcoming the move by NAAC, Ravi Bharadwaj, an expert on education enactments said, “I think this is a good step, and it recognises the maturing educational ecosystem of the country. This will also encourage the educational institutions to maintain high level of consistency in terms of quality and delivery of services.”
The NAAC in 2016 had assigned five universities in Orissa Grade A (Very Good). The universities which were granted Grade A are KIIT University, Centurion University, NIT Rourkela, National Law University (Cuttack) and Berhampur University. The Fakir Mohan University in Balasore was granted Grade B+ (Good).
Post News Network
14,033 total views, 10 views today
New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli was Wednesday nominated for the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin will be receiving the ‘Dilip Sardesai Award’ for best performance in bilateral series.For … Continue reading
825 total views, 825 views today
New Delhi: Continuing his brilliant form Jitu Rai clinched gold medal with yet another stirring comeback and compatriot Amanpreet Singh bagged silver in men’s 50m pistol event as India secured their first yellow metal of the ongoing ISSF World Cup … Continue reading
858 total views, 858 views today
Bangalore: India opening batsman Murali Vijay said here Wednesday that the team have put the loss against Australia at Pune behind them and are determined to script a quick comeback with a good show here. The second Test starts here … Continue reading
859 total views, 859 views today
Puri: In what would cheer the environmentalists and animal lovers, a record number of 1,208 Olive Ridley sea turtles have laid eggs along the 100-kilometre stretch from Chilika lake to Devi river mouth during the current nesting season.According to forest … Continue reading
11,044 total views, 8,829 views today