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Bill soon to make accreditation for institutions compulsory

A new legislation is on the anvil to make it mandatory for all educational institutions to obtain accreditation for quality, the Rajya Sabha was informed today .

india Updated: Dec 11, 2009 15:20 IST

A new legislation is on the anvil to make it mandatory for all educational institutions to obtain accreditation for quality, the Rajya Sabha was informed today .

Replying to supplementary during Question Hour, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said the draft of the legislation will soon be placed before the Cabinet for approval. It may be introduced in Parliament during the Budget session.

All education institutions, aided or un-aided, giving degrees, diplomas or certificates would be mandatorarly accredited for quality, he said.

Stating that no education system in the world is unregulated, Sibal said experts in the field would be appointed to oversee the regulation of education sector in India.

Government would not dominate the new system that would be transparent and disclosure based, he said. All institutions
would be required to disclose details like departments, facility and infrastructure on their website.

On the recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission, Sibal said the Government has not accepted the
report in to to.

A bill to reorganise higher education was being debated and was likely to be introduced in Parliament during the
Budget session, he added.