Ministry of Education Forms Committee to Strengthen Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions

The panel will be led by K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur.

The panel will be led by K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur.

The Ministry of Education has set up a high-level panel to strengthen the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions, officials announced on November 4, 2022.

The panel will be led by Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur. He is also Chairman of the ITI Council Standing Committee.

“The mandate of the committee includes strengthening the assessment and accreditation processes and preparing a roadmap for the National Accreditation Council envisaged in the National Education Policy, 2020. India has the one of the largest and most diverse education systems in the world,” said a senior education ministry official. the official said.

“Accreditation plays a vital role in making quality assurance an integral part of the operation of higher education institutions. Accreditation helps institutions understand their strengths and weaknesses through an informed review process, facilitating thus the identification of internal areas for planning and resource allocation by them,” the official said.

Other committee members include Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Assam; Bharat Bhasker, Professor, IIM, Lucknow and Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.

“The accreditation status of any higher education institution serves as a reliable source of information for students, employers and society regarding the quality of education offered at the institution,” the official said.