NATIONAL ASSESSMENT and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore has completed the assessment work of seven universities and 48 colleges in Madhya Pradesh and provided accreditation to them.
These educational institutions have been accorded grades and thus their quality ensured. The state level Quality Assurance Coordination Committee’s meeting was held here recently under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for Higher Education, Tukojirao Pawar. It was decided during the meeting that remaining colleges would also complete the process of assessment by November 30 this year.
The seven universities that have got accreditation include the Avadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Dr Harisingh Gaur University, Sagar, Jeewaji University, Gwalior, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur and Vikram University, Ujjain.
According to the decision taken at the committee’s meeting, all the government colleges along with the private colleges receiving grants would be encouraged for assessment by the NAAC in the second phase. In the third phase action would be initiated for getting all of the remaining private colleges assessed.
Similarly, the universities and colleges, which have been accorded accreditation already, would also be reassessed. It was also decided to make available an amount of Rs one lakh per institution to each of the internal quality assurance cells for carrying out activities. The amount would be given through people’s participation committee.
The Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Dr Bhagirath Prasad and other concerning senior officers were present.