Bangalore, Aug.25, 2002
Accreditation for tech institutes may be made mandatory

The State government is contemplating making it mandatory for all technical institutions to go in for assessment and accreditation soon. Higher Education Minister G. Parameshwara said here today.

Speaking at a seminar on 'e-Governance in Educational Institutions' organised by Processware Systems and Microline Electronics, Dr. Parameshwara said regular assessment of institutions through National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) would usher in quality initiatives among engineering colleges.

The Minister said the State has always been a role model for the entire country in technical education and would continue to lead the way. He called upon managements to set up more professional colleges in the rural areas of the State.

Dr. Parameshwara also launched EDUSOFT , an educational management software, designed to manage all business aspects of administration, from student registrations to resource management and accounting.

According to the organisers, the software consists of seven major modules covering admission, examination, financial accounting, inventory, payroll, library and hostel. The fast and user-friendly product requires very little product training and is flexible to accommodate user requirement. The system has security features with various levels of users, the organisers said.