All uncovered higher education institutions of JK to get NAAC accreditation: MHRD

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SRINAGAR: In a day-long workshop held here on Friday, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, Ishita Roy, announced that there shall be a special dispensation to enable all the un-covered Higher Education Institutions of the state to get their NAAC Accreditation which in turn shall qualify them for financial assistance.
A one-day workshop was organised by the Department of Higher Education in collaboration with National Higher Education Resource Centre on the roadmap for quality enhancement in Education Institutions of J&K at SKICC here which was attended by Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, top government officials, Vice Chancellors of state Universities and college principals.
Subrahmanyam highlighted the importance of knowledge improvement of quality education. He said that the present dispensation is holding education as a topmost priority and will provide full support to higher education institutions for the enhancement of quality education in the State.
Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, in her welcome address, highlighted the available opportunity and possible challenges which might be encountered in the pursuit of the targets of quality enhancement and excellence.
She stressed upon the participants to set short, medium and long-term targets and also devise a road map for achieving the set targets.
Chairperson National Higher Education Resources Centre and National Coordinator Rusa, Prof B. Venkatesh, said that the pass outs from institutions of the State should continue to excel in the ever-changing demands of the market by focusing on the promotion of innovation, research, entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Issues like GER, NAAC Accreditation, teacher training, filling up of vacant positions, bridging infrastructure gaps, introduction of skill-enhancing programmes, creation of enabling environment, strengthen of extracurricular aspects were thoroughly discussed.