National Seminar on In Search of Excellence – New NAAC Framework for Management Institutions and Affiliated Colleges
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council [NAAC] has recently revised its framework for assessing quality in higher educational institutions. To disseminate information about this new framework, Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls [SVIMS], Pune organized a two day(13th & 14th October 2017 ) national seminar titled ‘In Search of Excellence – New NAAC Framework for Management Institutions and Affiliated Colleges recently.
According to release by the SVIMS, Sponsored by SPPU was attended by participants from over forty educational institutions and was inaugurated by eminent physicist, Founder-Director NAAC and Former VC of Pune University, Arun Nigavekar. While he lucidly explained the criteria of quality assessment, Ganesh Hedge, Deputy Adviser, NAAC detailed the qualitative and quantitative matrices that constitute NAAC assessment.
Hrishikesh Soman, Principal, Symbiosis College presented a critique of the new framework in context of autonomous colleges. Other prominent speakers – Naresh Chandra, Principal, Birla College, Kalyan, Dr. M. Pejaver, Principal, BN Bandodkar College, Thane Dr. M. Nichani, Former Principal, KC College, Mumbai, Dr. M. Lawrence, Principal, Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Commerce spoke on various aspects of NAAC such as IQAC, Peer Team Visit, Documentation etc. Dr. G. Gidwani, Principal St. Mira’s College of Arts, Commerce & Science presented a case study of excellence at St. Mira’s College.
Addressing the forum, Dr. B.H. Nanwani, Director SVIMS said “The seminar served as an inspiring platform for management institutes and affiliated colleges to explore and understand the new framework of NAAC. This will help everyone to aim for and work towards achieving academic and administrative excellence.”