Accreditation to be must for schools, colleges: Govt

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Sibal said a draft of the legislation would soon be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

Once accredited, the education institutions would be graded according to their quality and  students and parents would be able to choose the institution of their choice.

Stating that no education system in the world is unregulated, Sibal said experts in the field would be appointed to oversee the regulation of the education sector in India.

The minister had included setting up of an independent accreditation authority in his 100-day agenda.

“At present, there is no accreditation policy for schools. If any child goes to a school, he has no information how the school is. There is no agency in India to accredit them or give the school a rating,” Sibal had said earlier while outlining his 100-day plan for the education sector.

He hoped that good institutions would come forward for accreditation on their own.
“And those who would not apply for accreditation, we will know why they are not doing so,” he added.

Sibal said the independent accreditation body would not face any “interference from the government”.

The government will not dominate the new transparent and disclosure-based system,  he said. 

All institutions will be required to disclose details of  the number of departments, facilities and the infrastructure available on their websites.

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