NEW DELHI : Union Government has constituted a committee for strengthening the assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions. The mandate of the Committee is to prepare a road map for the National Accreditation Council envisioned in the National Education Policy, 2020. Education Ministry said, the committee will be headed by Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur, and Chairperson, Standing Committee of IIT Council.
India has one of the largest and most diverse education systems in the world. Accreditation plays a vital role in making quality assurance an integral part of the functioning of Higher Educational Institutions. Accreditation also assists Higher Educational Institutions to understand their strengths and weaknesses through an informed review process. It also serves as a source of reliable information for the students, employers, and society regarding the quality of education being offered in the Institution.