To keep a tab on the quality of the academic as well as administrative activities, Delhi University (DU) has setup a Quality Assurance Cell. The cell will first have a check at the existing quality parameters in curriculum, teaching-learning processes, infrastructure and research in various colleges and departments. Self-evaluation will be conducted first and a report will be submitted which will be analyzed for the existing quality standards maintained. 'Evaluating where we stand right now will be the first step. We will keep in mind at the standards that are in place and form some realistic and achievable benchmarks,' said A. K. Bakshi, DU Director of Life Long Learning.
The Quality Assurance Cell will evaluate the current examination system, learning resources like computer laboratories and libraries, classrooms and facilities for teachers and students, research and consultancy activities, etc. The cell has been established as an answer to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body formed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. Accreditation by NAAC has been refused several times by the teachers and executive council members of DU.