02 August, 2019
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme for Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
Aim of the Scheme
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the scheme will be a paradigm shift in the concept of mentoring of institutions by other well-performing institutions to upgrade their academic performance and enable them to get accredited by focusing in the area of curricular aspects, teaching-learning & evaluation, research, innovation, institutional values & practices etc. The scheme is expected to have a major impact in addressing a national challenge of improving the quality of Higher Education in India.
Hub and Spoke Model
This “Paramarsh” scheme will target 1000 Higher Education Institutions for mentoring with a specific focus on quality as enumerated in the UGC “Quality Mandate”. The mentor-Mentee relationship will not only benefit both institutions but also provide quality education to the 3.6 crore students who are enrolling to the Indian Higher Education system at present.
Source: The Hindu
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