Published: 10th February 2021
World comes to India for answers to climate change, says BJP National General Secretary while releasing NAAC book
The book has three authors - Dr Mariamma A Varghese, Dr Shakuntala Katre, Dr S Ravichandra Reddy and Dr SC Sharma, the NAAC Director
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has released a book ‘Quality Management System in Higher Education’ to help guide higher education institutes into becoming institutes of excellence. The book, the authors, say will instil confidence in higher education institutes to apply for accreditation and enrich their campuses.
The book has three authors - Dr Mariamma A Varghese, Dr Shakuntala Katre, Dr S Ravichandra Reddy and Dr SC Sharma, the NAAC Director. The book was released by BL Santosh, the National General Secretary of the BJP. Explaining the aim of the book, Katre said that the 15 chapters of the book would help higher education institutes by acting as a guide and encourage them to build the kind of excellence that would get them high accreditation. “In a simple and meaningful way we have tried to make it easy for administrations to understand the nuances of quality education and develop a campus that would be ready to cope with facing all the challenges ahead of them. COVID-19 has brought on a lot of challenges, we have also provided data, illustration and case studies that will help administrations to come up with good solutions to these challenges,” she explained.
The book was released by BL Santhosh, the National General Secretary of the BJP. Santhosh who has been an RSS Pracharak since 1993 and groomed leaders like Tejasvi Surya said that while he was happy to be releasing the book, he felt he wasn’t qualified enough to be the one to do it. Santhosh had once said that he had been so inspired by the RSS that he decided against marriage and devoted his life to the Sangh Parivar. The leader recently made international headlines for saying that the BJP might be ‘compelled’ to interfere in the United State of America’s Presidential elections.
Speaking about the book, the leader said that so far there had only been rules on how to acquire accreditation but there had been no guide, which was why this book was so special, ”The book will hand-hold administrators to understand how they can better their institutes. In the past people would come to me and ask how to make institutes better and I would recommend that they meet someone else for help, now I have a ready gift in hand to give them. Now more than ever we need a book like this,” he explained.
“Different countries are known for different values. India is known for knowledge, We are a country that celebrates Saraswathi, the Goddess of Education, every society does puja in the Goddess’ honour,” he said. The leader said that the world looks to India when it comes to knowledge, “They come here looking for answers whether it be for climate change, moral compass or human values. The kind of standards that we have here is something we have to be very proud of. Sometimes I wish I had been a student in today’s time, the education system is so exciting right now. There is so much liberty given to students when it comes to what they want to study, I wish I had that. Even the smallest of institutes have advanced greatly in their teaching. This is a country whose life is education,” the leader said in his speech.
“Hundreds will remember this book the day that their college receives accreditation. The book will change the way higher education institutes function,” the leader said, adding again that he felt he wasn’t qualified to be the one to release the book but felt honoured to be among the authors.