The University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed the approval for 167 institutes under the Paramarsh scheme to mentor over 936 institutes not accredited by the public agency. The University Grants Commission has assigned itself the target of assisting all institutions in attaining a minimum 2.5 accreditation score by the year 2022.
The higher education controller made it compulsory for all higher education institutes which were established over six years back or have at least two batches of students already graduated to get accredited either by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
University Grants Commission Scheme
The list of Universities and Colleges includes Kirori Mal College, Kamala Nehru College, and Hindu College which are affiliated with the University of Delhi. Furthermore, other included among mentors is St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, University of Hyderabad, Osmania University, Loyola College in Chennai, HR College of Commerce, and Economics (Mumbai), and Symbiosis International University (Pune).
To assist institutes to get accredited with an adequate score, the University Grant Commission inaugurated the Paramarsh scheme in the year 2019. Under this scheme, accredited, well-performing institutions will mentor the NAAC accreditation striving institutes to upgrade their educational performance and get accredited. According to the notification issued by the UGC, an ambitious target has been set for itself that institutes should get accredited with at least a 2.5 score by 2022. To achieve the target, the Paramarsh scheme has been introduced by UGC in the year 2019 for mentoring institutions to get accredited.
Over 167 institutes have been approved for mentorship so far under the Paramarsh scheme to mentor 936 non-accredited Higher Education Institutions. The UGC notification reads a well-designed initiative of mentor-mentee relationship will benefit both the institutes and also help in providing quality education for the students who are at present admitted in Indian Higher Education system.
The UGC has further asked the non-accredited institutes to get themselves accredited soon to conserve global standards and further ensure the quality of our education system.