Vinod Tawde inaugurates NBA portal in city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 21 January 2019

“The NBA portal will have parameters, which will be pre-qualifiers for inspecting whether the college and its courses are accredited or not. The colleges will upload their data on the website, which we will cross check. The students and parents, while taking admission can check the status of the colleges with just a click,” said Abhay Wagh, Director, State Directorate of Technical Education. 

Pune: In a bid to keep tabs on the quality of colleges, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), on Sunday, inaugurated NBA (National Board of Accreditation) portal, which will be accessible to the students and parents.

The portal was inaugurated at the Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Shivajinagar by State Education Minister Vinod Tawde.
  
“The NBA portal will have parameters, which will be pre-qualifiers for inspecting whether the college and its courses are accredited or not. The colleges will upload their data on the website, which we will cross check. The students and parents, while taking admission can check the status of the colleges with just a click,” said Abhay Wagh, Director, State Directorate of Technical Education. 

Earlier, Tawde said that the senior colleges are factories of unemployed youths. 

“The society needs to look at skill-based professionals as well with equal respect. In our society, only degrees get more respect, despite the skilled professionals being in high demand, and doing so well for themselves. This social block needs to be changed,” the minister said. He further added, “I observed that the autonomous institutes under the DTE need to have a medium to reach out to the government whenever needed. Hence, the Board of Governance has been formed, which will review these institutes every six months.”

Tawde’s interaction with studentsWhen a student of Diploma in Travel and Tourism course, Shubham, asked the minister if anything could be done to induce more hands-on training in the curriculum, which is more theory based, Tawde said that if possible, he will try to use the students to arrange government tours.

Also, when another student asked for a place to play, the minister declared the landholding near the college belonging to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) to be opened to the students to use as a playground immediately and the required facilities to be developed there soon.

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