Quality Assurance in India

March 3, 2020


Arunachal: NAAC-Assigned Team in RGU for Academic, Administrative Audit (Northeast Now [India], February 28, 2020) “The Rajiv Gandhi University is hosting a three-member team of pre-NAAC from the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Bangalore-based National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for the university’s academic and administrative audit. It is a mandatory part of preparation towards the upcoming NAAC visit.”

OFQUAL Win: Employers to Lose Ownership of Quality Assuring Apprentice Assessments (FE Week [UK], February 27, 2020) “The government is consulting on plans to dump employers when it comes to external quality assurance of apprentices – and hand all of it to the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) within the next two years.”

HEC Body Satisfied at UET Postgraduate Programmes (The International News [Pakistan], February 27, 2020) “The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the committee of experts from various universities reviewed the postgraduate programmes during their two-day visit to the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.”

Empowering Students to be the Masters of Destiny (The Daily News Tribune of Bahrain, February 27, 2020) “The American University of Bahrain is proud to be licensed by the Higher Education Council (HEC) of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain.”

Uganda: 1,000 Students' Fate Unknown as Medical Schools Face Closure (allAfrica, February 26, 2020) “The fate of at least 1,057 students pursuing medicine and dentistry courses from the St Augustine University, Busitema University and Uganda Christian University (UCU), is still unknown following orders from East African Community (EAC) Partner States National Medical and Dental Practitioners Regulatory Councils to have their schools closed.”

Challenges and Opportunities for Scottish HE (Ogders Interim, February 26, 2020) “Scotland’s universities have seen an increase in applications of 2.5% compared with last year. As a nation of top-tier higher education institutions, with three of the 19 universities in the country being in the top 100 in the world this year, the country is seeing rising opportunity to grow and develop its higher education offering. This, however, does come with a number of critical challenges universities will be up against this year. Here are the key challenges and opportunities higher education institutions in Scotland will be facing in the coming year.”

TEQSA-ITECA MoU Signals New Era of Cooperation (The PIE News, February 25, 2020) “A new agreement between the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia has signalled a renewed commitment to cooperate on issues that protect student interests and the reputation of Australia’s independent higher education sector.”

Zimbabwe Has Moved Mountains in Higher Education But … (The Sunday News, February 23, 2020) “In a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Prof Amon Murwira said after independence the Government increased the number of universities from one in 1990 to 24 registered public and private universities. It also put in place reforms in the areas of planning and efficiency, quality and relevance, as well as curricula development.”