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Two-Day NAAC Awareness Programme held in Chandigarh

YS RANA | December 22, 2022 06:46 PM

CHANDIGARH: Two-day NAAC Awareness Programme was organized by the Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration on December 20-21. The first day programme was held in Sabras Auditorium of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-42, Chandigarh. Ms. Purva Garg, Secretary Education, UT Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Rajiv Kumar Gupta IAS, DPI (Colleges) Punjab and Secretary, State Board of Technical Education and Mr Amandeep Singh Bhatti, PCS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration also graced the occasion. The Programme was attended by about 500 dignitaries from Higher Education, Departments Principals NAAC Coordinators of almost 250 colleges from Chandigarh and Punjab and NAAC Coordinators from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The august gathering was formally welcomed by the Principal Prof. (Dr.) Nisha Aggarwal. Ms. Purva Garg, IAS, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration addressed the audience and spoke on the importance of NAAC and encouraged the organizations to make the best of available resources, capabilities, and opportunities for continuous improvement.

The Programme had three technical sessions. In session one, Dr. Jagannath Patil, Adviser, NAAC, Bengaluru gave an overview of RAF (Revised Accreditation Framework). In session two Dr. Shyam Singh Inda, Assistant Adviser, NAAC, Bengaluru, spoke on Data Validation & Verification (DVV), Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) and Peer Team Visit (PTV). In session three, Dr. Dalip Kumar, Registrar, Amity University, Punjab explained in detail the Quality Indicator Framework and how it becomes the cornerstone of the assessment and accreditation process of NAAC. The technical sessions were followed by informal interaction wherein the participants clarified their doubts.

A formal Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. Lakhvir Singh, NAAC Coordinator and Additional State Project Director, RUSA. It was a great initiative on the part of the Chandigarh Administration to encourage more HEIs from Chandigarh and Punjab to evaluate their quality of education, infrastructure, teaching, research and learning and qualify to apply for NAAC accreditation.

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