JAMMU, JUNE 25: Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department (HED), Talat Parvez Rohella today held a meeting (through video conference) with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team to discuss the publication of first Analysis of Accreditation Report for Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Institutions.
The NAAC accreditation of the HEIs is mandatory for availing funds under RUSA- a flagship program of MHRD, Government of India for improving Education Quality, Standards and Equity in Higher Education in India.
In addition to this NAAC has taken initiative to publish the Analysis of Accreditation of different states and last year it selected J&K for publication of its 1st Accreditation Report.
The First meeting in this regard was held in Bangalore last year followed by 1st round of discussion held during December, 2019 in Jammu at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar in which important decisions regarding preparation of chapters were taken.
As a sequel to this meeting, 2nd round of discussions was held today and a detailed review of the manuscript of six chapters prepared so far was taken by the members.
The Commissioner Secretary deliberated in depth upon each chapter and assured full support to the Peer team for early publication of the report which is going to be first of its kind for leading higher education institutions to achieve excellence in quality and standards of education and UN Sustainable Development Goals for education.
While discussing the subject matter with NAAC peer team, the Commissioner Secretary laid emphasis on incorporating legal framework under new National Education Policy, Research Outputs and Learning Outcome in Higher Education Institutions of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was attended among others by Academic Coordinator NAAC, Dr S Srikanta Swamy; all peer team members ;Prof S P Pani, Prof H K Jani, Dr Nilofer A Kazmi, Prof Ahmad Ali, Director Colleges, Prof Yasen Ahmad Shah; Ex Director Colleges/NAAC Coordinator J&K, Prof Zahoor Ahmad Chat and Deputy Secretaries, Higher Education Department Sanjeev Rana and Vikas Dhar Bagati.