The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod exhorted the stakeholders of sectors like educationist, academicians, researchers, principals, Professors to think out of the box and suggested not to rely on mere production of graduates and post graduates but rather to think to create skilled manpower who can secure employment in various sectors.
The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant was speaking after inaugurated two day State- Level Seminar on Demystifying the NAAC Assessment And Accreditation Process organized by Vidya Prabodhini College of Commerce, Computer & Management Parvari in association with Directorate Higher Education, Government of Goa and collaboration with Center for Educational Development at Patto Panaji today. The seminar is aimed to understand the new NAAC methodology. The seminar was.
The two day Seminar will be a brainstorming and will help in finding innovative ideas, Dr. Sawant said and suggested to introspect whether we produce quality educated students or not?
The Government is investing so much for the sector of education so also to provide adequate infrastructure. Apart from this the Government has filled vacant posts in various educational institutions all over Goa. Through centrally sponsored programmes like PMKVY, He stressed on the need to work to create trained, experienced skilled manpower to sustain the talent pool in the State, he added.
Director of Higher Education Shri Prasad Lolyenkar in his address said that there is a wrong notion about the grading system which depends on having adequate infrastructure only which is not correct. But the NAAC also considers the best use of available sources and infrastructure in their grading system. Around four colleges have reached the 4th cycle of NAAC and 11 colleges from Goa have received ‘A’ grade which is a worthy and proud moment. Therefore he concluded by saying the proverb that pain is temporary but gain achieved will be permanent.
Prof. Bhushan Bhave while addressing called upon the participants to take active part in discussion. The deliberation in the seminar will help to get a workable solution to difficulties they usually face while preparing the accreditation list. This event is a combination of both workshop and seminar and will impart valuable information. The intention of NAAC is to develop quality culture in education. To make this seminar a reality received cooperation from the directorate of higher education. He appreciated participants for participating in the seminar.
Chairman PES Shri Sanjay Walawalkar, Senate Savitribai Phule University Pune Shri Dhananjay Kulkarni, NAAC Coordinator Shri Arun Marathe, Educationist, academicians were among those who attended the seminar.