Published On: Thu, Jul 26th, 2012

NAAC ranks 66 ASCs across 26 states for teacher training efforts

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In a report submitted by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has ranked Guru Jambheswar University(GJU) of Science and Technology located in Haryana at the top spot with 71 points in teacher’s training. In addition to it, University of Rajasthan and North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya  were given 67 and 65 points each. Shockingly, central universities like Jawaharal Nehru University (16), Jamia Millia Islamia (20), Aligarh Musilm (21) could earn very less points and were declared as under performers.

For the benefit of the teachers,  Academic Staff Colleges (ASC) were established in universities under which university teachers can update their subject knowledge as well as technology and acquire new methods of teaching through refresher courses and orientation programmes. Following parameters were taken into account to analyse the colleges i.e. innovative practices, infrastructure, development of orientation programmes, refresher courses, short-term programmes, delivery and programme organization. According to the NAAC report, only 13 ASCs have been identified as performers which includes University of Mysore, Calcutta University, Banaras Hindu University, Mumbai University, Kerala University, University of Hyderabad, Guru Nanak Dev University, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gauhati University and Rani Durgavati University.

The NAAC committee has covered 66 ASCs across 26 states. Andhra Pradesh has the most (6), followed by Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh (5). Tripura and Nagaland are the only states without such institutes.