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ERIC Number: EJ769078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
A Study of the Post-Accreditation Scenario in the North Eastern Region of India: A Meta-Evaluation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council Processes and Procedures
Pillai, K. N. M.; Srinivas, G.
Quality in Higher Education, v12 n1 p95-106 Apr 2006
The Indian higher education system is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In spite of several built-in quality controls, such as the University Grants Commission's guidelines and the affiliating functions of the university, a deterioration in the quality of higher education was a serious concern for all stakeholders. In 1994 India established the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to ensure and enhance the quality of Indian higher education and also to play an international role as a quality assurance agency. The NAAC has been able to make its assessment and accreditation process acceptable to the institutions and academia through an intensive awareness campaign and academic interactions involving various universities, colleges, state higher education councils and other academic forums. However, it is equally important to obtain continuous feedback from the beneficiaries in the field to determine the effectiveness and enhance the efficiency of the organization. The present study shows that in the 10 years of its existence the NAAC has earned a lot of goodwill and appreciation from the academic community. Simultaneously, it also suggests a need for incessant effort on the part of the NAAC to strengthen and fine-tune its processes and procedures. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India