UGC launch PARAMARSH to promote quality education

University Grants Commission (UGC) launched a new
scheme as an attempt to promote good learning amongst students of higher
education. Paramarsh, a University Grants Commission scheme for mentoring
NAAC accreditation aspirant institutions to promote quality assurance in higher education is launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank.

Under the Paramarsh scheme, imminent institutions
will be mentoring colleges to achieve them high quality standards. It
would also be providing financial support to supervisory institutions with an option
to appoint an expert.  The scheme main
aim is to subjugate a national challenge of improving the quality of Higher
Education in India. Services like sharing of knowledge, information and
opportunities for research collaboration and faculty development are the major concern areas of Paramarsh scheme for Mentee Institutions.

& Spoke” model
The scheme will run under a Hub & Spoke” model called
where mentoring institute would act as a Hub will have the responsibility of
guiding the Mentee institution and the mentee institution through the secondary
branches the “Spoke” through the facilities delivered to the mentee for self-development.
It will have a centralized control over functioning, efficiency, resource
utilization to accomplish complete progress of the mentee institution. Each mentor
institute will guide five NAAC (National Assessment Accreditation Council) aspirant
colleges. The mentor institution will only be the top Indian colleges and
universities that have achieved a NAAC Score of 3.26 or an “A”
accreditation. They will share their resources and expertise with  learning institutes, which have failed to meet quality standards of NAAC score. They will also be providing proper guidance to these colleges to improve their grade or
rank. Initially 71 universities and 391 colleges have NAAC accreditation that
will mentor undermine colleges, as per guidelines issued by government in PIB (Press
information Bureau).

of NAAC Accreditation
NAAC (National Assessment Accreditation Council) was
established in 27 January 2018. It has a mission to evaluate the higher
education institute and organization to assure the quality in
terms of education, infrastructure, research, teaching & learning etc. Accreditation
of NAAC is mandatory for all the institute and organization that aims to
provide higher education to students, particularly state universities. Organizations
with top NAAC grades such as ‘A++’, ‘A+’ and ‘A’ are most sought-after
institutes for higher studies. It help student to choose the best college they
want to get admission to shape their career. Also, UGC don’t grant RUSA and financial assistance if the college or institute fails to have accredited from NAAC.
of NAAC Accreditation for Institutions
accreditation helps learning Institution to have a SWOT analysis and provides an opportunity to improve through an informed review process.
It also provides financial assistance to the institute for better development of infrastructure
assessment aids educational organizations to initiate pioneering
methods of teaching.

·       Being
one of the major accreditation agencies of the country, NAAC recommendation is
mandatory  for all the higher learning institutes.