Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said "the government will float an idea to enable IITs and IIMs become accreditation bodies so that burden of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will be eased."
"Currently we have only NAAC as an accreditation agency and there are over 38,000 colleges and 700 universities in the country and on yearly basis 800 to 100 educational institutes are being assessed by NAAC," Javadekar said while interacting with students at the Indira Group of Institutes here.
"We have to fight a perception battle as there are two major rankings. Time and QS and in both the rankings, 40 per cent weightage is given to perception ... How your institute is perceived world over, so we have decided to use our alumni, Indian diasporas, we will use many things to build up that perception," the senior BJP leader added.
Quizzed about the 'brain drain' issue, he said his ministry is emphasizing on how to increase "brain gain".
"There are several job fairs which take place worldwide, so I have asked IITs and IIMs to take part in these job fairs and fetch good talent from there and assured them that proper platform will be given to such talent for research and innovation," said the Minister.