Maharashtra’s state director of higher education, Shailendra Deolankar has issued a warning to the universities across the state that have not yet applied for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading.
According to the media reports the notice said that the information of the proceedings should be submitted as also details with respect to the de-affiliation of colleges, along with the names of these colleges.
Earlier in May a notice was sent to Universities by the Department of Higher Education asking them to de-affiliate colleges that did not apply for assessment and accreditation before the first-year college admissions began in 2023-24.
As per the state government data, 1,108 aided institutes are assessed and accredited by NAAC out of the total 1,177. On the other hand, only 248 of the 2,141 unaided institutes are graded. Due to the higher education department’s syllabus, most of the colleges have undergone NAAC assessments. Out of the total colleges in the state, 1,922 colleges have been evaluated.