2010 Re-Accreditation

Re-accreditation – Cycle 2 – 2010

Peer team visited Shillong College from 5th to 7th of August 2010 for Re-accreditation.

Peer Team consisted of following members:

  1. Prof. K. Kunhikrishnan, Former Pro-V.C, Kannur University, Kerala – Chairperson.
  2. Dr. V. N. Magare, Director, CDC, University of Mumbai, Mumbai - Member Coordinator.
  3. Dr. Siddhratha Gupta, Principal, Bankura Zilla Saradamani, Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal-Member

On the Recommendation of the Peer Team, the NAAC Executive Committee finally awarded Grade ‘B’ to the college with CGPA 2.93, effective from 4th of September, 2010, for a period of 5 years.

Major Findings

Section IV : Recommendations for Quality Enhancement of the Institution

  • New UG and PG Programmes and diversification of the existing programme in locally relevant subjects.
  • Need-based short term career oriented programmes along with the existing courses may be introduced (like Home management, Vermi-composting, Mushroom cultivation, Entrepreneurship development, Hospitality management, Micro-financing, Tax and planning, Multimedia, Mass communication, e-Journalism/ publication, Fashion technology, Music & fine arts).
  • Strengthening of computer and internet facility and their free access in the departments, library and across the campus.
  • Library and reading room facilities may be expanded.
  • Teachers may be encouraged to pursue research and submit research proposals with inter disciplinary orientation.
  • Major projects be undertaken with external funding.
  • Linkages with other institutions (MOU, MOC etc.), may be explored for collaborative teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Administration be computerized.
  • To adopt measures for more resource generation and resource mobilization.
  • Stress on preservation of local ethnic identity and culture and activities focusing on the regional culture.
  • Student common facilities to be enhanced.
  • College may strive to achieve Autonomous status.


Observations  (Please limit to five major ones for each and use telegraphic languages) (it is not necessary to denote all the five bullets for each)

3.1 Institutional strengths :

  • Clear vision, mission, goals and objectives.
  • The institution caters to the needs of local society.
  • Conducive atmosphere for teaching-learning.
  • There are good relationships among the stakeholders – the management, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and the local community.
  • Good reputation established in local community. 

3.2  Institutional weaknesses :

  • University responsible for curriculum design and development.
  • No Major research project undertaken.
  • Non-availability of collaborative research & inter disciplinary orientation.
  • No facility of boys’ hostel.
  • Very limited physical space for future expansion
  • No PG programmes.

3.3 Institutional challenges :

  • Preparation for the changing education scenario and competitive higher education environment leading to better student progression.
  • Preparation of action plan towards realization of its vision and mission within a time frame and its implementation strategies.
  • Evolving strategies for attracting students to the programmes offered by the college- both from within and outside the state.
  • Attracting and retaining well qualified and competent faculty.
  • Attempts for resource generation by external funding.

3.4 Institutional opportunities :

  • Introduce job oriented courses.
  • UG level subjects like Commercial Geography, Military Sciences, Anthropology/Social work, Psychology be started.
  • Introduce P.G. courses in emerging areas.
  • Promotion of research culture in departments.
  • More Value added courses funded by UGC be introduced.