NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL


  • INTRODUCTION

Education plays a vital role in the development of any nation. Therefore, there is a premium on both quantity (increased access) and quality (relevance and excellence of academic programmes offered) of higher education. Continuous improvement in the methodology for quality assessment of higher education institutions is an essential feature of any quality assurance agency. In tune with this, NAAC has undertaken the endeavor to redesign its present methodology.The NAAC has been set up to facilitate the volunteering institutions to assess their performance vis-a-vis set parameters through introspection and a process that provides space for participation of the institution.

  • BASIS

Assessment and Accreditation is broadly used for understanding the “Quality Status” of an institution. In the context of Higher Education, the accreditation status indicates that the particular Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) – a College, a University, or any other recognised Unit therein, meets the standards of quality as set by the Accreditation Agency, in terms of its performance, related to the educational processes and outcomes, covering the curriculum, teaching-learning, evaluation, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organisation, governance, financial well being and student services.

  • BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION


Accreditation facilitates...

  • Institution to know its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities through an formed review process.
  • Identification of internal areas of planning and resource allocation collegiality on the campus.
  • Funding agencies look for objective data for performance funding.
  • Institutions to initiate innovative and modern methods of pedagogy.
  • New sense of direction and identity for institutions.
  • The society look for reliable information on quality education offered.
  • Employers look for reliable information on the quality of education offered to the prospective recruits.
  • Intra and inter-institutional interactions.
  • NAAC COMMITTEE

To improve the Quality of Higher Education in our institution, a NAAC Committee was formed to encourage self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and innovations.

  • NAAC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr.P.Saravanan - Chairman
Mr.K.M.S.Syed Abudahir - Co-ordinator
Mis.Devi - Co-ordinator
Mrs.M.Kamatchi - Member
M.K.Kannabiran - Member
Mrs.B.N.Bobinath - Member

  • INITIAL STEP

The discussion on Introductory NAAC Accreditation was held on 1st October 2011 for both teaching and non-teaching staff members of N.P.R. Arts and Science College. Esteemed Resource Person Dr.S.Sumayaa Dawood, Principla, Thassim Beevi Abdul Kadar College for Women, Kilakarai, gave a long lecture for the procedures to be followed for acquiring NAAC Accreditation.

  • CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT

NAAC has identified the following seven criteria to serve as the basis of its assessment procedures:

  • Curricular Aspects
  • Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
  • Research, Consultancy and Extension
  • Infrastructure and Learning Resources
  • Student Support and Progression
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Innovative Practices

In a nutshell, documents to be obtainable prior to Self Study Report were described in a crystal clear manner.