DBRAIT becomes first institute in isles to get NAAC accreditation

Port Blair
18 Jul 2018

Dr. B R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology was granted NAAC accreditation under revised Assessment and Accreditation Framework launch by National Accreditation Council. It is the first institute in the Islands to get NAAC accreditation under revised and Accreditation framework. The Revised Assessment and Accreditation (A & A) Framework was launched in July 2017. It represents an explicit paradigm shift making it ICT enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust. The shift is from qualitative peer judgement to data based quantitative indicator evaluation with increased objectivity and transparency, towards extensive use of ICT confirming scalability and robustness, in terms of boosting benchmarking as quality improvement tool. This has been attempted through comparison of NAAC indicators with other international QA frameworks, introducing pre-qualifier for peer team visit, as 30% of system generated score, introducing System Generated Scores (SGS) with combination of online evaluation (about 70%) and peer judgement (about 30%), in introducing the element of third party validation of data, in providing appropriate differences in the metrics, weightages and benchmarks to universities, autonomous colleges and affiliated/constituent colleges and in revising several metrics to bring in enhanced participation of students and alumni in the assessment process. The accreditation initiative was taken by A & N Administration as a part of Rashitrya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).