JK News Today
JAMMU AUGUST 25:
Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), University of Jammu is organizing a day long ‘NAAC Accreditation and Assessment Awareness Workshop’, in collaboration with Central University of Jammu (CUJ) and supported by NAAC, Bangalore, at the University Campus here on August 27, 2018.
Dwelling upon the workshop, Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Director, Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance said here today that it is a part of the important initiative in consonance with the recently released “Quality Mandate” by University Grants Commission, which directs that all institutions of higher learning should be NAAC accredited with a minimum CGPA of 2.55 by 2022.
Dr Kilam said that the University of Jammu, being the only University in the State accredited and assessed by NAAC as “A+ Grade” in the Cycle III, has been mandated under RUSA –II (MHRD) to mentor its affiliated colleges and facilitate them in their accreditation and assessment process.
Dr. Kilam further said that the Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance, University of Jammu shall be the nodal centre to undertake initiatives and activities related to dissemination of information on quality related aspects for mentoring and handholding of the higher education institutions of the region. The thrust of the programme will be on preparing colleges for NAAC accreditation and assessment, she added.
“In the second phase, the Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), in collaboration with Central University of Jammu and NAAC, shall subsequently hold zone-wise workshops (comprising one or more districts) for the Directors of the Directorates of Internal Quality Assurance of various universities of the region and the Coordinators of IQACs of the various colleges”, Dr Kilam said.
The resource persons for the day long workshop on August 27, 2018 shall also include Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser, NAAC, former Pro Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and Dr. Ponmudiraj, Deputy Advisor, NAAC.
The workshop is being attended by Director Colleges, Higher Education Department, Goverenment of J&K, Principals of all Goverenment and Private degree Colleges affiliated to the University of Jammu and the Coordinators of NAAC and Quality Assurance of all teaching departments of the University.