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Central Universities should have mandatory accreditation with NAAC, internal quality assurance cell

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New Delhi: The Union Government has initiated a host of measures to improve quality of education, promote research and innovation, faculty development in  Central Universities under Ministry of HRD. These include mandatory accreditation of Universities with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), periodic updation of curriculum and liberal financial support under the schemes of University with Potential for Excellence.

 The Minister of State (HRD) Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey yesterday (16 December 2016) informed in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question that in a meeting held with the Vice Chancellors of Central Universities at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 6th October, 2016, the issues relating to improvement of quality of education,  promoting research and innovation, faculty development, collaboration with the industry and research laboratories, effective use of technology in teaching learning process, mandatory accreditation, etc. were discussed at length.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated the following schemes, regulations, guidelines, programmes for the improvement of quality and standards in the Central Universities:

Mandatory accreditation of Universities with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Periodic updation of curriculum

Prescription of minimum qualification for appointment of teachers and other academic staff

Establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Introduction of Semester System

Introduction of choice-based credit system

Introduction of Faculty Recharge programme to augment research and teaching resources

Liberal financial support under the schemes of University with Potential for Excellence.

 

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