ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Education Minister Taba Tedir on Thursday held a meeting to review the functioning of private universities in Arunachal Pradesh with the Vice-Chancellors and Registrars of all seven private-run varsities. The Chairman and member of the Arunachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission (APPEIRC) and the Director of Higher and Technical Education, among others, were also present in the meeting.
While taking stock of the infrastructural development/shifting of the private universities at their permanent sites and improving the quality of education at par with all the private universities functioning in the country, the Minister exhorted that “education is the only means to develop good human beings, hence we all stakeholders must work relentlessly in a team spirit to provide quality education to every student of the State”.
“The infrastructure set-up and other regulatory compliances must be met by all the private universities and the quality and standard of education must be of the highest standard,” he said.
Tedir mentioned that NAAC accreditation is a must for higher educational institutes and if any private university needs any support from NAAC, it is ready to extend every possible support for handholding the issues pertaining to NAAC assessment and accreditation.
Advisor to the Education Minister, Kento Rina suggested that everybody must discharge his/her duty as per the established norms and must not compromise on the quality of education. Education Commissioner Padmini Singla urged the universities to achieve the targets of 2022-23 under the NEP 2020. She gave the “list of 16 actionable points” as circulated by the department for proper implementation of NEP 2020 in the state.
APPEIRC Chairman Marnya Ete and member Dr H K Sardana told the universities to create proper infrastructure as per the laid down standards and meet up their deficiencies as found during the inspection of the private universities by the Commission.
Earlier, Higher and Technical Education Director Alik Jongkey while welcoming the dignitaries highlighted the role of the Higher Education Directorate to have a better academic ambience in the state. He informed the house about the initiatives taken up by the department to improve the quality of education as per the set guidelines of UGC and NAAC.
All seven private universities’ VCs presented their report card which was followed by an open house discussion on matters pertaining to higher education. Dr AK Mishra, SLO (NSS) and in-charge, academic matter of the Directorate proposed the formal vote of thanks.