Editors: Sankara Narayana Rao Gedala, Saranya P.L.

Assessment, Accreditation and Ranking Methods for Higher Education Institutes in India: Current findings and Future Challenge

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-818-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-817-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810881741210101

Introduction

This reference presents information about quality benchmarks of Indian higher education institute (HEI) accreditation bodies namely, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF). The objective of the book is to enlighten stakeholders working in Indian HEIs on the recently revised accreditation and ranking processes, which are crucial to the career prospects of students. The contributors of each chapter include experienced NAAC assessors and educationalists. The authors present their own experiences in the light of the accreditation process and suggestions for the improvement of rankings in their institutes. Topics such as the student feedback system, student perception on private and public universities, student mentoring system, usage of ICT methods in teaching learning process, and integration of life skills into curriculum are discussed in this book. The information is presented in a simple, structured manner and is an informative resource for personnel involved in administrative and policy making roles in higher educational settings, with a focus on the Indian higher education system.

Foreword

Higher Education has undergone rapid changes in the recent decade. There is a lot of transformation in the methods of teaching, learning, research and out reach activities. The present teaching learning experiences are augmented by ICT enabled methods and online courses MOOCS. The quality consciousness is increasing among the stakeholders. The growth of the institutes largely depends on the level of utilization of ICT enabled procedures, adopting the current trends in global education and redrawing their academic strategic plans suiting their local needs. The curriculum of the colleges should give a space to the students for acquiring employable skills and progression to higher education and research. The colleges/universities are expected to facilitate a vibrant, evolving ecosystem of innovative ideas. The institutes must reach to this level and provide education what the today’s world demands and improve academic performance through the intelligent use of information technology to enhance learning. The students must catch up the local employment opportunities with these strategies. This book volume is a right step with this direction to share the experiences of the teachers, students and administrators in the Indian context.

I am happy to write this foreword, not only because some of the authors are experienced, friends and colleagues for more than thirty years, but also because I believe the book chapters discussed all aspects of the education institutes. I also believe that teachers at every stage of their career can enrich and strengthen their teaching by learning the discussion, presented in this book. Contributors of this book offer good examples to explore important questions and new ideas. These ideas can serve as a starting point for stake holders that will strengthen the learning experience for students and the institutions of higher education. I hope it will inspire readers.

In short, the book offers a learning experience on the institute accreditation methods, ranking procedures and innovative pedagogy. I hope that this book will become a primer for teachers, students, teacher educators and administrators to achieve a better grade.

Prof. S. Hara Sreeramulu
Ex Director Indian Institute of Information Technology, Srikakulam, A.P.
Principal Scientist MITS School of Bio-Technology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar,
Coordinator of Bio-Technology, Dr. V.S. Krishna Govt. Degree College (Autonomous),
Visakhapatnam
India

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