Academic and Administrative Audit: The Criteria Considered for HEIs
4 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: August 16, 2016
The Higher Education sector in India has witnessed a tremendous increase in its institutional capacity since Independence it is one among the major areas of development, which is undergoing a fantastic change. The country is becoming a global hub for educational activities and a feeder for all kinds of international man-power requirement. There is a growing demand for, and also concern to, provide quality education with standard curriculum and globally acceptable system of education. Everywhere the idea of increasing Gross Enrollment ration, Generating more human resource with intellectual inputs are given much thrust. The NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) of India has evolved certain benchmarks for ascertaining and ensuring quality at different levels of Higher Education and for its continued sustenance. During the last ten years, Universities in India have taken serious note of these emerging needs and demands and trying to update the curriculum, design new Programs and offer better educational services while maintaining high quality. By establishing Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) and conducting External Quality Assurance checks it is possible to go for a Total Quality Management in an Academic Institution. The monitoring and evaluation of the institutional processes require a carefully structured system of internal and external introspection. Thus this paper discusses the factors considered under the Academic and administrative Audit of Higher education Institutes.
Keywords: IQAC, AAA, TQM, EQA, NAAC
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