India Current Affairs 2018

Regional Conference on Good Governance held in Bhopal

Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts was held in Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. It was organized by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in association with Madhya Pradesh Government. Delegates from 12 States/2 UTs had participated in this Conference. There were 5 Technical sessions in this 2-day conference.

Regional Conference on Good Governance

So far, DAR&PG has organized 28 Regional Conferences. This conference aims create common platform to share experiences in formulation and implementation of best practices in citizen centric governance and improve public service selivery through e-Governance, transparent, accountable and citizen-friendly effective administration.

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WOSA-2018: 4th World Summit on Accreditation held in New Delhi

The World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) was held New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar. WOSA-2018 was organized by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) with main focus (theme) on “Challenges and Opportunities in Outcome Based Accreditation”.

WOSA 2018

The Summit facilitated exchange of information on various challenges being faced during transition between input-output based accreditation to outcome based accreditation. It saw participation of accreditation agencies from across world on common platform to share best practices.

WOSA 2018 also provided opportunity for academia and industry to explore avenues for future partnerships and to create an environment for open dialogue to facilitate mobility of students and professionals world-wide to gain international experience.
Sub-themes of WOSA 2018: Achieving excellence through learning outcomes, role of industry in technical education, ranking and rating of higher education institutions – Do they have Role in Quality Improvement, linking government funding with quality and use of ICT in accreditation in large jurisdictions.

Background

World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA) is biennial Summit organised by NBA, which provides platform to stakeholders to share their knowledge and information on accreditation. So far, NBA has organised three Summits in past in 2012 (theme: Achieving Excellence through Accreditation), 2014 (International Recognition of Education Qualifications) and 2016 (Quality Assurance through Outcome Based Accreditation).

National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

It is an autonomous organisation under Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is engaged in quality assurance of programs offered by professional and technical institutions in India through accreditation. It has been accorded Permanent Signatory Status of Washington Accord since June, 2014. NBA has adopted internationally implemented outcome based assessment and accreditation for ensuring that graduates of NBA accredited programs are globally competent and relevant.

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