The Ministry of Human Resource and Development
has recently launched the Paramarsh scheme. It is a scheme under the University
Grant Commission (UGC)
Under the Paramarsh scheme, the leading
institutions will provide regular mentoring to help NAAC Accreditation Aspirant
Institutions achieve high quality standards.
The Scheme will be implemented through a “Hub
& Spoke” model. Under the Scheme, the Mentor Institution called the “Hub” will
It will guide the Mentee institution through the
secondary branches, called the “Spoke”, through a variety of services provided
to the mentee for self-improvement.
The scheme also proposes to provide financial
assistance to the mentoring institutions and the option of appointing an
expert, who can be paid a fellowship amount of Rs 31,000 per month.
The significance of the scheme is: a) will lead
to enhancement of the mentee institutions’ quality, b) mentee institution will
also have increased exposure and speedier adaptation to best practices and c)
there will be sharing of knowledge, information and opportunities for research
collaboration and faculty development in mentee institutions
The National Accreditation and Assessment
Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body that assesses and accredits higher
education institutions (HEIs) in India. It assesses the higher learning
institutes on the basis of seven parameters.