National Commission for Higher Education
Government is considering a proposal for the setting up of National Commission/Council for Higher Education and Research for prescribing standards of academic quality and defining policies for advancement of knowledge in higher educational institutions based on the principle of enhancing autonomy of universities and institutions of higher learning and research.
National Accreditation Regulatory Authority
The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010 recently introduced in the Parliament, proposes to make accreditation mandatory for all higher educational institutes.
Prohibition of unfair practices
Prohibition of unfair practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and University Bill 2010 recently introduced in the Parliament, aims to curb malpractices in higher education.
The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010 recently introduced in the Parliament, provides for a two tier system of tribunals to deal with disputes between students, teachers and institutions.
The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010
The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010 recently introduced in the Parliament, provides a time bound and transparent system for the approval process as also for regulation of Foreign Educational Institutions
Academic reforms at the institutional level are the necessary conditions for the improvement in Quality. Some important measures for academic reforms are:
• Phase-wise introduction of credit system
• Semester system
• Continuous evaluation
• Updating of curricula to retain its relevance
• Interdisciplinarity in developing curricula
• Competitive admissions
• Innovations in Teaching Learning Methods
• Rewards to meritorious teachers and researchers
• Teachers to upgrade qualifications and knowledge