Accreditation to be made mandatory for all varsities and colleges

Source: The Hindu via PwC – EdLive

To enhance the quality of higher education, the UGC has decided to make accreditation mandatory for all universities and colleges coming under its purview. All universities, institutions of higher learning and colleges in the country in future have to obtain accreditation certificates from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, to get funds from the UGC for various academic and research programmes.

Speaking on the sidelines of the recently held NAAC accreditation award ceremony, UGC Chairman (acting) Ved Prakash said, “An order will be issued soon to make accreditation mandatory for all universities and colleges to come under the UGC. The rule to make accreditation mandatory will be soon vetted by the Human Resource Development Ministry. The accreditation helps an institution to identify its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities. All educational institutions coming under UGC must obtain accreditation once in three years.”

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