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UP scores 25 per cent in NAAC test

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Uttar Pradesh scored 116 out 461, for NAAC accreditation recognized colleges. The poor performance of the colleges has had  the state finance department revising their financial planning roadmap for colleges in the state, finding ways to pave way for quality education in the state.

461 degree colleges set up and aided directly by the government in the state, only 116 of them, are recognized by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC). The state finance department said that there was no need for setting up new government degree colleges in the state, instead the state needs to emphasisd the need for bringing about a qualitative improvement in the academic standards of these institutions.

The department urged the dismal state of state's higher education system calls for a drastic shift in the existing policy from that of quantity to quality. The state's roadmap for quality higher education includes setting up of library, e-learning, conference rooms etc. All degree colleges would be made centres for vocational courses as well as placement cells, first phases in all the government colleges will be introduction of computer-based courses.

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