Following are the five official information sources of UGC/MHRD regarding higher education institutions in the country. 1) UGC websites, 2) AISHE web-portal (All India Survey on Higher Education, 3) NAAC Database (for Accreditation Information), 4) NIRF (Ranking Framework by MHRD), 5) Websites of AICTE and other regulatory bodies.
These portals operate on stand-alone mode now. Citizens will not get a complete picture on recognitions, course-portfolio, accreditation, scholarships etc from single source. Integrating these portals (while maintaining separate sites itself) as done in many apps and aggregators can serve as the one-stop information source for public. Future database like National Depository of Certificate can also be integrated. By doing so, the real requirements of thousands of enquiries, RTIs and information requirements can be effectively solved.
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