The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is planning to align the evaluation and accreditation course of in increased schooling with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
‘The System of Assessment and Accreditation in India’, a White Paper draft ready by NAAC, says the system of evaluation and accreditation in India should be aligned to the National Education Policy 2020 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
“A robust system of accreditation should be created, based on the principles of transparency, self-disclosure, handholding, mentoring, incubation, and ongoing quality improvement. The manual for assessment may contain two parts, one exclusively covering the General Education component, and the other covering the Specialised Education component. HEIs (higher education institutions) are to be assessed and accredited in a binary mode while units/programmes can be assessed and graded,” it says, including that the evaluation method must shift from the “input-driven mode to assessing the outcomes of education.”
“Technology-enabled, real-time formative assessment needs to be introduced to reduce the burden of HEIs in data collection. A Multiple-Accreditation-Agencies model needs to be developed carefully so as to meet growing needs,” it provides.
S.C. Sharma, Director of NAAC, instructed TheHindu, “Karnataka is the first State which implemented the NEP. In the coming years, other States will also follow. So, our executive chairman has asked us to map to our seven criteria with NEP 2020 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030. This is helpful as higher education should cater to all sections of people, like socio-economic disadvantaged groups, and autonomous colleges, multidisciplinary colleges, all the matrix should be captured in an effective manner”.
Now, the perform of NAAC is monitoring of high quality compliance of the HIEs. But the proposed features are high quality enhancement, high quality upkeep, evaluation and accreditation.
In future, as an alternative of graded accreditation of HEIs, binary accreditation of HEIs and graded accreditation of educational packages/constituent items will come. The focus of evaluation and accreditation might be primarily based on studying outcomes.
Criteria for evaluation and accreditation might be perform and outcome-based on common educatedness, abilities/talents for specialised schooling, contribution to analysis/innovation, says the White Paper.