The director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) HA Ranganath has made it mandatory for all institutes to put up their self-study reports (SSR) on their websites a month prior to applying for an accreditation certification.
“We frequently receive complaints about colleges not being well equipped and lacking facilities. As per NAAC 2012 guidelines, we have made it mandatory for institutes to put up their SSRs on their websites a month before applying for assessment by NAAC. Thus, all critical information about the institute would be available in the public domain, promoting transparency,” he said.
Ranganath also informed that the SSR format will soon be available in Hindi. So far the format was available only in English and was seen by many institutes, especially in interior and remote areas, as a major obstacle while applying to NAAC.
Recently, UGC has also asked all universities, institutions of higher learning and colleges coming under its purview to obtain accreditation certificates from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to get funds from it, reported Indian Express.
NAAC director also appealed to institutes to make public the reports on researches undertaken by institutes periodically. “If these reports are made public, people will know the kind of research work that is going on at the institute,” he said.