Under this scheme the ministry had shortlisted professor from across the top level institutes in our country for mentoring unaccredited institutes to help them improve the standard of academic curriculum.
Recently UGC has launched a new scheme for the purpose of accrediting around 40,000 educational institutes in our country. Initially before launch of this scheme around 25,000 educational institutes were reported unaccredited under the process defined by NAAC ( National Assessment and Accreditation Council) but now it is compulsory to be accredited by 2022.
During the interview held on Wednesday, Prof. Dhirendra Pal Singh, the chairman of UGC said: “ Through the new scheme Paramarsh we have asked best performing institutes of the country to act as mentors of those institutes which still do not have confidence to undergo accreditation process. We want that all the 40,000-odd institutes get accredited by 2020”. UGC ( University Grants Commission) contains NAAC as its autonomous body that accredits all higher educational institutes.
The commission of UGC declared that accreditation is not compulsory for technical institutes but others must opt for accreditation from National Board of Accreditation. According to AICTE Colleges will not be allowed to offer courses if they fail to complete the accreditation.
Under this scheme the ministry had shortlisted professor from across the top level institutes in our country for mentoring unaccredited institutes to help them improve the standard of academic curriculum. The Top technical schools will be provided financial support to help others in achieving the goal. The ministry will allow Students to give feedback in order to improve the quality of education. While unveiling the model curricula for diploma courses the ministry made it mandatory for students to entail two internship and the course shall promote entrepreneurship and start-ups. The course must also advocate a two-week mandatory induction programme and credit courses on
sports and yoga for the students.
India has one of the largest infrastructure for education with around 11,000 professional schools, 39,000 colleges and more than 900 universities. However, majority of the institutes does not offer high quality of education. Thus, an improvement in the quality of education is expected to help India promote itself as an education hub for foreign students, especially from low- and middle-income countries. India aims to attract 200,000 foreign students over the next few years, more than four times the present number.