"Retrospect and Prospects of Quality Enhancement of Higher Education Institutions with reference to NAAC Parameters"

Authors

Ravikumar K & Sasmitarani Samanta (Pro-Vice Chancellor), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Amiya Kumar Rath (Adviser) & B S Ponmudiraj (Adviser)
NAAC, Bengaluru, India.

Abstract

The quality measure, its sustenance and enhancement of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the form of Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) based on pre-determined parameters is one of the crucial elements of research in this article. This research paper is based on empirical data study of the NAAC accredited Central Universities in India in the Revised Accreditation Framework (RAF). The RAF has been designed and developed looking ahead of the National Education Policy 2020 (NPE, 2020) of the Government of India (GoI), Ministry of Education (MoE). NAAC as an External Quality Assurance Agency (EQAA) with its prime agenda in assessing and accrediting institutions of higher learning in India, has so far assessed about 13000 HEIs and in the last 26 years of its existence. The Performance analysis of NAAC accredited Central Universities in India in the RAF has been studied based on the seven criteria scores and the overall Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the HEIs. The study has been carried out state-wise and region-wise across the country with reference to Central Universities. The general observations and findings based on the region-wise average CGPA and the Peer Team Reports (PTRs) given by experts review as an assessment reports have also been qualitatively analysed along with the quantitative CGPA for understanding of the quality gaps in the regions across the country with special reference to seven criteria against the Central Universities in India.