Bihar may miss out on UGC grants

UGCPATNA: In a recent development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared that it would authorize funds only to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited institutions.
The UGC notification stated that no university or college would be eligible for grants from the central government unless accredited by NAAC. In case any unaccredited institutions get grants, UGC will issue notices to stop allocation.

The Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education Regulations 2012 says that that any higher education institution in the general stream will need compulsorily accreditation from at least one accrediting agency within six months from now if they wish be claim for development grants from the UGC.

Out of 14 institutes in Bihar, none of them have NAAC accreditation till day. Out of 260 odd colleges, only 20 of them have been accredited by NAAC.
Previously, 37 colleges in Bihar had NAAC accreditation but most of them failed to get renewal after five years. Till day, not a single institution in the state of Bihar has got autonomy status till now.

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