Jamshedpur : The Jamshedpur Worker’s College, a constituent unit of Kolhan University is confident of better educational facilities and infrastructure with NAAC grading.
A three- member NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) team comprising B.K. Maheshwari, head of Botany from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Uttarakhand and Swapna H. Samel, former principal, Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Maharashtra Ratanlal Godara, vice-chancellor, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Junagadh were a part of the NAAC team.
The team applied for an accreditation for the first time since its inception. The Jamshedpur Worker’s College will be the fourth college in Jamshedpur to get a NAAC accreditation. The other three are Jamshedpur Co-operative College, Jamshedpur Women’s College, and Karim City College.
According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi all the colleges ought to get themselves accreditation from NAAC.
This would help colleges to receive grants under the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan popularly known as RUSA. The varsity itself received a NAAC accreditation early this year.
According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi all the colleges ought to get themselves accreditation from NAAC. This would help colleges to receive grants under the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan popularly known as RUSA. So far only Jamshedpur Co-operative College has applied among the 14 constituent colleges of Kolhan University.
Each college under the development plan will receive a development grant up to Rs 2 crore that would help the college administration change the existing almost non-functional structure in colleges. The Kolhan University have asked colleges should submit their proposals this year to receive the disbursement as soon as possible.
“RUSA is an excellent opportunity to the state universities to upgrade educational and research ambience of infrastructure, knowledge resources and skill development expertise to produce international quality manpower.
It should also be underscored that the upgraded colleges and universities would be mentored for high-quality research outputs with fund-associated expertise through RUSA,” said a senior official.
The team had conversation with the principal S.K. Mandal, Jamshedpur Worker’s College. Right from the vacancy of the teaching posts, number of students, number of guest faculty, model of the self funding courses, partnership with renowned institutes and campus placements in the college.
The team also asked about any unique practices which the college must have undertaken in the past few years.