‘Manipur colleges need to get 2.5 NAAC score’

Imphal: Colleges in Manipur need to get a minimum of 2.5 NAAC credit score in order to entertain the facilities provided by UGC, education minister S. Rajen Singh said on the foundation day celebration of Mayai Lambi College, Yumnam Huidrom on Friday.

There have been renovations and constructions of new infrastructures of the government colleges and other educational institutions during the last few years with the available fund. Many new structures have also been inaugurated and handed over to the authorities of the concerned institutions, the minister said.

Don Bosco College, Maram has recently became an autonomous institution in the state. The autonomy status of the college is conferred by University Grant Commission for scoring 3.5 credit point score under National Assessment and Accreditation Council, NAAC, he added.

Informing about the lack of funds to improve infrastructures of the colleges in the state, Rajen said all the colleges in the state should be well equipped with the knowledge how to increase credit points of NAAC. Only qualified colleges will have the facilities to get funds and grants from UGC and RUSA, he added.

Minister maintained that the New Education Policy (NEP) is a multi-perspective initiative of the government. Students will not only get academic knowledge under NEP but also get trained in many dimensions like vocational courses. After their degree they will be able to fit themselves into many jobs, he added.

Agriculture minister O. Lukhoi Singh said knowledge is very important in any field. Education does not have importance without quality. “We need to give quality education to our students for a bright future,” he said.

Rajen inaugurated a community hall at Thouroijan in Lamshang Assembly Constituency and KK Football Turf at Meitram, Imphal West.

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