BENGALURU: The Higher Education Department has announced an incentive for institutions that excel in academics and secure A+ or A grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
An official order issued here on Wednesday stated that eligible institutions will get an opportunity to increase the intake from the next academic year.
The department has taken the decision of incentivising better performing institutions to promote quality in higher education and with the aim of enhancing gross enrolment ratio from the present 25.5 per cent to 35 per cent by the end of 2020.
The order said interested institutions can send their proposal listing course-wise and programme-wise existing intake capacity and proposed intake capacity to the principal secretary to government, Higher Education Department, by December 31.
Besides, these institutions will have to submit an undertaking that they will provide 25 per cent of the increased number of seats to students who are from socio-economically backward sections.
The institutions should have the required infrastructure, teaching and non-teaching staff in place before the commencement of the next academic year.
The government will accept the proposal from these institutions without any enquiry within 15 days from the receipt of the request proposal.
If no communication is received from the government, it may be deemed to have not been accepted.
Institutions that get the approval to increase the intake capacity can offer programmes shift-wise to overcome the infrastructure and faculty deficiencies.
The institutions availing the benefit of increased intake should maintain their NAAC score consistently. If they fail to maintain the National Assessment and Accreditation Council score, the benefit will cease, the order said.