Medical colleges in Maha will get star ratings from next year
Medical aspirants may find it easier to choose a college in the next academic year.
In a first, the state government is set to introduce a ‘star rating’ system for state-run medical colleges, along the lines of the college grading system employed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). While the NAAC is responsible for accrediting traditional degree colleges, the NBA periodically assesses technical institutes. However, there is no body in place to evaluate medical colleges.
According to Prakash Wakode, joint director at the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), the state will evaluate the academic performance of the colleges and accordingly confer them a certain number of ‘stars’. “These ratings will help students make an informed choice while picking a college. It will also promote competition between colleges,” he said.