Effect of external quality agencies on universities in India

Asha Gupta


With massification of higher education worldwide, there is increased emphasis on quality assurance by external quality agencies, though the concept of quality remains vague and relative. It can imply different things to different stakeholders, ranging from student–teacher ratio to the use of the latest technology and infrastructure. This chapter aims to highlight the role of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in making quality the defining element in Indian higher education through a combination of internal and external quality measures. It attempts to trace the impact of External Quality Agencies on Indian higher education. The steps taken ...

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