Accreditation Edge

Why NAAC work tires you down and saps your energy ?

1. When you ask yourself and others to fake data, documents, prepare Minutes of Meetings, manufacture reports from the past years, it drains you out mentally since the inner soul and human conscious is pure in nature. It agitates. It creates disruptions, and perhaps, that leads to mental tiredness and a loss of energy.

2. NAAC and its DVV teams demand that every activity of a metric be real-time documented as it occurs. Well, that doesn’t happen in most Indian institutes, least in any part of the world. So, many institutes, particularly in the first cycle or even in other cycles, adopt a not so ethical recourse of putting the clock 5-years back and start the imagined work of writing supporting documents. If it doesn’t, it faces a possible low NAAC grade. It is per say, not recommended. If IQACs function in the desired manner, such undesirable practices can be substantially reduced. Anything done against the deep conscious is always consuming.

3. Every metric specifies certain files to be uploaded to support a response, and that requires brain, experience and superior content writing. If policies, processes, OBE system and best practices are not already made, it would require a huge effort. In some cases response requires a common template for all constituent colleges to follow for uniformity of input. Only a highly competent faculty fully aware of all dimensions and facets of the processes is able to create a desired structure/flow chart/template. Such kind, well-versed faculty are very few to find even in a large sized universities. It thus job-burns and exerts unimaginable pressure on the select-few who only pray that SSR submission ends soon and it is no secret that some wait for the SSR to finish and then put up their resignation.

By:- Prof JR Sharma. Disclaimer: These are my personal views from a practical exposure to various universities in India and are meant to create awareness in the regulatory system to bring the needed reforms.

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