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ENA India | 30 March 2016 |

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ENA)  With a view to reviewing the performance of institutions for further extension or discontinuation under the Scheme of Community Colleges, and to assess if the institutions are in compliance with National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) as per guidelines, the UGC is organising  a review meeting. The review meeting of principals and representatives of institutions with the Expert Committee is scheduled to be held from April 5-8 here, an official release of the University Grants Commission (UGC) said. The continuation of UGC approval under Community College Scheme is subject to the outcome of the review meeting and therefore it is necessary for the institution to participate in the review meeting.  For institutions not found eligible for implementation of the scheme, approval will be withdrawn, it said.  Institutions that are participating in the meeting will need to make a 15-minute power point presentation before the committee.

In addition, they are required to take along documents such as – a copy of MOU signed with industry partner with details of guest lecturers invited, internship and on job training, workshop facilities provided in community college premises, commitment on recruiting students, students actually recruited and their average salary, and financial assistance provided to the college. A list of equipment purchased and a statement of expenditure incurred by the institutions upto 31.3.2015 has also been stipulated in the notification.  To present before the expert committee, institutions should also carry information about student intake proposed, students admitted, on rolls, dropouts and certified course wise; students placed – role, designation, organisation, starting salary, location, etc. They need to show that their curriculum has been aligned with industry requirements, national occupational standards and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). NSQF organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. These levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning.   (ENA Bureau) –  Courtesy

Published on 29/03/2016 UGC Notice / Circular :  UGC letter and Schedule for interface meeting with the University/College Representative’s under Community Colleges Scheme due for review after 31.3.2016

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