UGC issues a PARAMARSH Scheme for mentoring NAAC Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote quality Assurance in Higher Education

Jul 31, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) on July 24, 2019, has developed the Scheme of Paramarsh, a new initiative for mentoring the non-accredited institutions to enable them get accredited by 2022. The Scheme intends to promote well performing accredited institutes to mentor the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) accreditation aspiring institutions to upgrade their academic performance and get accredited. It’s a well designed scheme of mentor-mentee relationship will not only benefit the institutions but also lead to quality education to the students who are enrolling to the Indian Higher Education system. The duration of the project shall be of one year which can be extended up to two years.

Objectives:

The main objective of the scheme is to enhance the overall quality of the mentee institutions and Mentoring the Non-Accredited Higher Education Institutions to enable them to get accredited. The Scheme will be operationalized through a Hub and Spoke Model where the mentor Institutions called the “hub” is centralized and will have the responsibility of guiding the mentee institution through the secondary branches, the “spoke” which are the additional services provided to the mentee for self improvement. This allows a centralized control over operational efficiency, resource utilization to attain development of the mentee institution.

Mentee Benefits:

1. Brings about enhancement in the overall quality of the mentee institution

2. Enhances the profile of institutions as a result of improved quality of research, teaching and learning methodologies

3. Receives support in the professional development of academics

4. Increased exposure and speedier adaptation to best practices

5. Advanced point in NIRF ranking and NAAC accreditation

Mentor Benefits:

1. Additional learning acquired from experience

2. Intellectual challenge of working in different environment

3. Opportunities for increased collaboration

4. Satisfaction of helping other and see them succeed


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