Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 28
The quality sustenance and sustainability in educational institutions is possible only through National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) & National Board of Accreditation (NBA). It is the responsibility of all IKGPTU affiliated colleges to ensure it. It helps the institutions to know about their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities through an informed review, said Vice-Chancellor, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Prof Ajay Kumar Sharma.
He was addressing a special workshop-cum webinar as a chief guest on the topic “The importance of NAAC & NBA Accreditation.” The aim of this webinar was to prepare directors and principals, faculty members of affiliated colleges for accreditation.
VC Prof Ajay Kumar Sharma shared his views during the inaugural session and motivated the participants & faculty members to prepare themselves for accreditation. He updated the latest development and initiatives taken by the university for the benefit of the students of University and affiliated colleges.
Director College Development Dr Balkar Singh welcomed the participants and the resource persons of the workshop. In its first session, resource person Prof Akshay Girdhar, Dean Academics, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, guided participants on the key components of Outcome Based Education and Vision, Mission, Program Educational Objectives, Graduate Attributes and Program Outcomes related to accreditation. In the second session, he talked about the necessary components. He clarified that to get UGC grants, financial aids, RUSA grants etc, accreditation is very important. He said it was made by the Government of India for all mandatory higher educational institutes. Ultimately, it offers a better direction and identity to the institute.
The resource person on the second day for the workshop was Dr Nameesh Miglani, general secretary, STEPS. He was inspired by the words, ‘Quality is not a destination; it is a continuous process to maintain the standards of institutions.’ He referred to participants about the assessment methodology, guidelines, benefits, quality initiatives, and its advantages. Around 250 participants from more than 150 colleges participated in this webinar. It was organized by the University’s College Development Department.