Overhaul of current accreditation framework soon
Self-collected data submitted by an institute to the NAAC is likely take precedence over physical inspection as the HRD Ministry is planning to overhaul the current accreditation framework.
Following complaints of corruption, an 80 per cent weightage has been proposed for self-reported data analysed through software-based capturing and 20 per cent weightage to peer review teams.
Provisions of penalty for institutes submitting "fraudulent" information are also likely to be introduced and the number of parameters may be reduced to make the assessment more comprehensive.
The HRD ministry is also considering allowing a say of the IITs in granting accreditation to institutes. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which accredits institutes of higher education in the country, had on March 31 suspended the application process till the grading system undergoes an overhaul.