NAAC framework workshop organised

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2019 11:36:06


Staff Reporter,

A day-long national seminar on revised NAAC framework: evolving trends in quality was organised at Career College on Saturday. On the occasion, several subject experts gathered to discuss the topic. Dr Ganesh A Hegde, Deputy Advisor NAAC, Bengaluru, said, “teachers should express their words in a way that it affect the mind of students in positive way.” RJ Rao, Vice Chancellor Barkatullah University, was also present on the occasion. He said NAAC is like a doctor who test hour health and fitness to make us fit and fine. In the same way NAAC evaluate the works of institutes and motivates for better working. He further said, a teacher polish and develop the skills of students and later his student make the college and university proud with his noble deeds. He said NAAC is a self cleansing process.

Programme started with the National Anthem. The seminar was an awareness programme in quality systems in higher education focusing on affiliated institutions and taking into account NAAC framework for Assessment and Accreditation. The objectives of seminar were disseminating the revised NAAC accredited and assessment framework among the stake holders and affiliated institutes. It also aimed to build enabling capacity among the affiliated institutions for improving the quality in higher education and to promote quality culture among higher educational institutions by identifying measurement metrics, benchmarking and developing processes for attaining the intended outcomes aiming for securing NAAC accreditation. Addressing the gathering, officials said that quality and relevance of higher education has always been at the focus of every civilization and even today it is the only effective means of social reconstruction for sustainable economic development. While in indispensable to quality depend of the effective and efficient functioning of other elements of an education system. Higher education institutions can play a strategic role in seeking solutions to current global and local challenges in the field on new trends of quality as per revised guidelines by accreditation committees and thus helps in setting higher standards. On the occasion Professors said that in the era of unprecedented challenges presented by the forced of globalisation, there is a need for introspection of our commitment towards higher education. High quality and relevant higher education is able to equip students with the knowledge, skills and core transferable competences they need to succeed after their graduation and their post graduation within high quality learning environment which recognizes and support god teaching. In today’s scenario where millions of students are graduated without acquiring any vocational skills to meet the demand of the present socio-economic and technological environment, so they are not economically independent. The institutional output and industrial requirement can be filled only by inculcating the desired skills and building conceptual performance in the students. Therefore there is need for gradual improvements in quality trends which would help students sustain themselves in changing environment. Making graduates and post graduates more employable is the new mantra of education. To enhance this mantra NAAC is always putting up more efforts required to keep ahead in quality maintenance. Keeping in view the above challenges and opportunities, internal quality assurance cell (IQAC) of Career College is organizing the workshop to update with revised guidelines and to work effectively. The seminar aimed to bring together eminent academicians representing the university and college sectors and stakeholders specifically from the academia on one platform. The objective of the event was to provide a forum to academia to understand the main focus of the revision process of NAAC to enhance the redeeming features of the accreditation process and make them more robust, objective, transparent and scalable as well as ICT enabled.