From the Vice-Chancellor

NAAC vide its circular F.4-27/2012 (DS) dated March 30, 2012 has stated that it is in the process of revising the Manuals for Universities, Autonomous Colleges and Affiliated Colleges.

A number of Expert Group Meetings and Brainstorming sessions with academics have been held and the Draft Manuals are uploaded on the NAAC website for comments / suggestions from the general public.

The Draft Manuals (pdf) will be available on the website till 15th April 2012 after which NAAC will consolidate all the inputs received and upload the final versions for use by institutions during the first week of May 2012.

Among the many challenges that higher education faces today the  world over, one of the most important is that of achieving and maintaining standards. How do institutions uphold academic excellence even as they grapple with the imperative to democratize university education? Clearly, there are no short cuts or quick

fix solutions. Each institution must come up with innovative answers that address the various players in higher education:  students, faculty, staff, support services, and even neighborhood communities.

The National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in Bangalore is an organization that can help us in this regards, by establishing standards and evaluating institutions in an independent and rigorous manner. We were one of the first to voluntarily subject ourselves to a NAAC evaluation, and having gone through one reaccreditation in 2008 and got the A+ grade with a score of 3.89 out of 4, we are due for the next evaluation in March 2013. More>>


From the Chairperson

Greetings from the NAAC preparatory Committee!

Let me give you a little background to the reaccreditation we are seeking for the second time at the University of Hyderabad.

This note is based on the presentation I made on 19 March 2012 at NAAC Preparatory meeting convened by the Vice Chancellor; it is now being sent to a larger audience following suggestion made by several colleagues. More>>