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Govt revamps accreditation format for colleges and universities

In the revised system, third party validation of data has been introduced and appropriate differences in metrics, weightage and benchmarks have been provided to universities, autonomous colleges and affiliated/constituent colleges.

education Updated: Aug 05, 2017 23:16 IST
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The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) assesses and accredits higher education institutions in India.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) assesses and accredits higher education institutions in India.(HT File Photo)

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has revamped its accreditation framework for colleges and universities.

The introduction of a Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS), onsite assessment, peer review by visiting teams, data validation and verification (DVV) and introducing system generated scores (SGS) are some of the major features of the revised framework.

The revision that became operational in July 2017 is Information Communication Technology enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust, officials said.

“The new framework is a subtle combination of system generated scores (SGS) with a combination of online evaluation (70%) and peer evaluation (30%) which would usher in a high level of transparency,” said an official.

In the revised system, third party validation of data has been introduced and appropriate differences in metrics, weightage and benchmarks have been provided to universities, autonomous colleges and affiliated/constituent colleges.

“The most significant point of the new framework is revising several metrics to bring in enhanced participation of students and alumni in the assessment process. The introduction of student satisfaction survey (SSS) is an attempt to engage students who are the main stakeholders in the quality assurance process...” added the official.