Professor Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Head of Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), UGC
UGC Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) Head Professor Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary has announced earlier deadlines for the activities of Self-Assessment Committees (SACs) in both public and private universities. In a statement, Adhikary instructed IQACs “to complete SA processes that include finalizing Self-Assessment Report (SAR), completing External Peer Review (EPR) process and finalizing Post Self-Assessment Improvement Plan (PSAIP) of all the entities of your universities before June 2018. The timeline has been agreed upon by the HEQEP, UGC and World Bank during its last implementation support mission in October 2017. As you can understand, given this timeline, we have to expedite the SA process in order to meet deadlines.” He likewise offered QAU training support for these activities if needed.
In another statement, Adhikary spoke of universities to have outcome-based curricula. To quote “QAU would like to request IQACs of all the participating universities to take serious steps in reviewing and designing outcome based curricula of the programs of eligible entities they are offering. The IQACs should facilitate the entities to expedite the initiative. If you need any sort of assistance or advice regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact QAU.”