Monday, December 27, 2004

The head of India's UGC acknowledges the importance of UNESCO-supported INQAAHE in improving educational quality

UGC steps up quality campaign- The Times of India:

Q. "With regard to quality, what is the present scenario regarding accreditation of universities by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)? PRASOON PANT, TIMES of India NEWS NETWORK, DECEMBER 27, 2004.

A. "NAAC's process of assessment and accreditation has been accepted quite well by the various universities across India as well as by society; in fact, 60 per cent to 70 per cent universities have been covered. NAAC has got Global Credibility Stamp by the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) - a UNESCO-supported body, of which India is a member. However, enormous backlog exists, as far as colleges are concerned." Arun Nigavekar, Chairman, Indian University Grants Commission.

No comments: