India’s Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar inaugurated Tuesday a one-day National Consultation on Revised Accreditation Framework in New Delhi.
Highlighting the importance of quality education the minster said any accreditation process or any certification or assessment process must also take into account the final product of it.
The focus of the revised framework is on the augmented use of technology, greater objectivity, and transparency of the process.
Working groups of experts have deliberated and developed the formats for universities, autonomous colleges and affiliated colleges.
The outcome of a pilot study to validate the framework and feedback by stakeholders will also be considered in National Consultation.
Nearly 100 experts including eminent educationists, current and former Vice Chancellors / Directors, Statutory Bodies, Academics, Principals of Colleges will participate in the National Consultation.
The inputs of the National Consultation would be used to fine-tune and finalise the revised Accreditation Framework which is slated to be launched from July 2017.
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