Friday, June 18, 2010

University preparing for re-accreditation

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The University of Kerala which was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for a five-year period ending March 20, 2008, will soon submit a request to the Council for re-accreditation.

The online Letter of Intention will shortly be submitted to the NAAC, University officials said here. As per the Councils guidelines, universities should submit the Re-accreditation Report (RAR) as per the Manual of Self Study. The manuals format is available on www.naacindia.org and in www.naac.gov.in.

A letter written by B.S. Ponmudiraj, assistant advisor of NAAC to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala on May 13, 2010, points out that a university is eligible for re-accreditation if the institution volunteers for the same through an online Letter of Intention and if the institution fulfils the Minimum Institutional Requirements (MIRs). These include the establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports.

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