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May 29, 2020

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India, hosts a Webinar for more than 45,000 Higher Educational Institutions across the Country; Academicians, Professors, Faculty, Vice-Chancellors, Registrars, and Principals register their Attendance

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New Delhi / Bangaluru, May 28, 2020 — Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, interacted with Academics of more than 45,000 Higher Educational Institutions across the country today. He was speaking at a Webinar. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru had hosted it. The participants included a galaxy of Academicians, Vice-Chancellors, Registrars, Professors, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) heads, Principals, and Faculty from across the Nation.

While lauding the initiatives taken by the NAAC at this time of the Pandemic, Mr. Pokhriyal called upon the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in the country to treat the current situation as an opportunity to overcome limitations in the system. He called upon the educationists, students, and parents to switch-over to the online method and make the most of the situation so that the students’ academic session is not interrupted. He said there is an urgent need to improve and enhance the online ecosystem in India. He added that educators should contribute to increasing the reach so that online education reaches even the rural areas.

In the hour-long interaction and address, the Union Minister reflected on various issues and concerns raised by educationists related to Academic Calendar, Online Education, Examinations, Fees, Mental Health of Students, Problems of Students, Fellowships, and Entrance Examinations.

He urged all Higher Educational Institutions to take part in the NAAC accreditation process. He reiterated that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is very concerned about the well being of Higher Educational Institutions. The Minister assured of all help in furthering the academic activities of the student fraternity.

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Photo: NAAC Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) Poster for displaying at the Higher Education Institutions Campuses. The Union Human Resource Development Minister has urged all Higher Education Institutions to take part in the NAAC Accreditation Process. Image provided by NAAC.

The Union Minister asked all Universities to constitute a particular cell which will be empowered to address the issues of students related to academic calendar and examinations arising out of extraordinary circumstances due to COVID 19. He said that a task force had been created in the UGC to resolve the students’ different issues.

The Chairman, University Grants Commission, Prof D. P. Singh, also graced the occasion. Prof S. C. Sharma, Director, NAAC, coordinated the event.

Sources: NAAC. Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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