KU ready for re-accreditation: Prof Riyaz Punjabi
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 30: The Kashmir University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Riyaz Punjabi, on Tuesday stressed on maintenance of internal quality vis-à-vis academic and administration arenas in the University.
“Maintenance of internal quality in any institution is must and the university is no exception to this,” he said at a high-level meeting of university officials.
“Internal quality is the lifeline of the university. We must maintain and review it if we want to progress and excel and meet the national or international standards,” he added.
Prof Punjabi was chairing the review meeting of the Internal Quality Assurance for re-accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). “We are ready for the NAAC re-accreditation. We are in the final stage of meeting all the requirements and benchmarks set by the NAAC for re-accreditation of the University,” he said, adding the University has already requested the NAAC authorities to go for its re-accreditation.
He said it was important to sensitize the stakeholders about the significance of internal quality assessment for betterment in the academic and administration sectors.
“It is the continuous appraisal of our work that helps us introspect and improve wherever required. This holds true for academics, administrators and non-teaching staff members alike,” he said.
The meeting was organized by the University’s Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA).
The Director DIQA, Prof Mushtaq Qureshi, apprised the members about its progress vis-à-vis submission of re-accreditation report to the NAAC. “Our focus is on the institutionalization of quality assurance at all levels,” he said, adding the DIQA is sensitizing the faculty about the NAAC requirements and accreditation benchmarks.
Prof Qureshi said the Directorate was in the process of publishing the Annual Report 2008-09 and profile of NAAC-DIQA.
The KU Registrar, Prof S Fayyaz Ahmad, asserted that university was marching ahead in the academic and administrative sectors.
The meeting was attended by senior KU officials including the Dean, Academic Affairs, Prof A R Yousuf, Controller of Examinations, Prof A M Shah besides officials from Budget, Recruitment, Development, and Engineering sections.
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