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Union Education Minister chairs session on accreditation, ranking systems



Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently chaired a brainstorming session on the latest developments in the accreditation and ranking systems. Former ISRO Chairman Dr Radhakrishnan K Koppillil, senior officials from UGC, AICTE and NETF were also present during the session.

Their discussion included transformative reforms to strengthen HEIs (higher education institutions) across India. “The need for adopting a transparent, accountable, objective, method-driven system of assessment, accreditation and ranking of HEIs through a technology platform was discussed,” the Ministry of Education informed through a series of tweets.

Focusing on ease of doing business, varied parameters for different categories of institutions was deliberated upon, aligning with the vision of NEP 2020, aiding in making informed choices of institutions/programmes by students. Online suggestions from the public domain have started, it added.