Quality in higher education has become the prime agenda of countries worldwide. In the changing context marked by expansion of higher education and globalization of economic activities, education has become a national concern with an international dimension. To cope up with this changing context, countries have been pressurized to ensure and assure quality of higher education at a nationally comparable and internationally acceptable standard. Consequently many countries initiated national quality assurance mechanisms and many more are in the process of evolving a suitable strategy. It is the quality of higher education that decides the quality of human resources in a country. Higher education as we see today is a complex system facilitating teaching, extension and international cooperation and understanding. The present study highlights a survey report o NAAC accredited Arts and Science colleges affiliated to Kannur University. The main focus of the study is the role NAAC in quality assurance in higher education. With respect to quality, it is the buzz word in today’s world of education. It has become an important ideology of education. There are some genuine apprehensions among academics and social critics on the negative impact of adoption of managerial and market approaches of quality process to education. Quality makes education more relevant of its social transformative and individual development role.
Higher Education Institution; NAAC; IQAC; Quality Assurance
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