Principals and coordinators of colleges from across the state during the workshop on ‘New Accreditation Framework- Quality Indicator Framework’ held on March 13. (Morung Photo)
Workshop on ‘New Accreditation Framework- Quality Indicator Framework’ held
Morung Express News
Kohima | March 13
In a step towards enhancing quality education and getting all colleges accreditated by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), a one day workshop on ‘New Accreditation Framework- Quality Indicator Framework’ for principals and coordinators of all the colleges from across the state was held today at the Capital Convention Centre Kohima.
In his keynote address, Dr. B.S Madhukar, Adviser, NAAC emphasized that quality institutions are built from the base and not from the top while urging for the need to identify small systems that need to be put in place. “Quality is about putting systems in place,” he said and asserted that institutions should have their own internal quality mechanism. Quality, he added, is a continuous process with or without NAAC.
Also dwelling on the different aspects of quality that can impact the overall growth of institutions, he deliberated on small things that are part of the quality culture. Further stating that NAAC is an external tool for quality, he stressed that the internal quality of any institution will be reflected in it. “It’s how you build quality at the core of the whole thing,” he stated and went on to add that ultimately students should be the prime focus of the quality activity.
Prof. R.C Gupta, Pro Vice- Chancellor, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Meriema in his inaugural address noted that quality in higher education is a matter of great concern. He observed that it is a sad thing that higher education is dependent on the basic and secondary education and expressed the need to groom students in that direction.
Asserting that it is the joint responsibility of the people as well as the teachers as educators of the country towards achieving quality, he said, “we must come together to build the nation.” “Let us come together to build a quality India,” he urged.
Dr. B.S Madhukar, Adviser, NAAC was the main resource person for the one day workshop, which was sponsored by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Nagaland.
Highlights of the inaugural session included welcome address by Rongsenrenla, Deputy Secretary, Higher & Technical Education while Menuokholie Kire, Joint Director & State Project Director, RUSA, Higher Education proposed the vote of thanks.