Education sector regulatory structure in India is multi-layered and complex – partly as a result of the federal structure of Indian state and partly a legacy of country’s colonial past. For example, there are multiple agencies and a complex web of rules and regulations that govern the higher education system with the UGC (University Grants Commission) at the helm. The Ministry of Education is attempting, via various legislations, to change the regulatory structure. However, it is hard to achieve given various political constraints of the government and the sensitive nature of the changes proposed by the government. The state governments, the 13 professional councils at the national level and 5 professional councils at the state level, the state councils and affiliating universities are the key stakeholders in the education regulatory system.
In fact, the complexity is even higher in the K-12 sector. There are more than 50 state and national examination boards in India with nil coordination between them. Each Board has it’s own regulatory and governance structure. To add to the complexity, there are multiple languages in which the official communication is expected to be made with the regulatory and compliance authorities.
Eduvisors’ compliance group is dedicated to bringing relation-based consulting skills to players in K-12 and Higher Education sector in order to forge better ties to the very state regulatory bodies that drive compliance for our clients. We constantly remain in communication with state regulators throughout the country, national accrediting bodies and government agencies in order to provide insightful consultation to our clients in this ever growing and changing regulatory environment.
Our expertise in coordination and completion of all government, regulatory, compliance and accreditation documents for private education institutions makes our compliance practice successful. Consistent dialogue with the regulatory reviewers of said documentation, providing seamless logistical transition and ultimately achieving approval and complete compliance for desired institution.
At Eduvisors we confront each challenge sans any preconceived notion; our solutions are based on facts rather than opinions.
How does Eduvisors help?
Eduvisors offers assistance in the process of complying with accreditation standards. Our team provides a range of services, from basic manuals to comprehensive on – site accreditation preparation.
Our services are designed to produce outcomes specifically for our client’s improvement and advancement. Our team provides fully customizable solutions to private K-12 schools and HigherEd institutions that need guidance through the process of accreditation.
We work with institutions which are accredited by the major national and international agencies and help our clients at any point in the process, according to their needs. As we have many of the forms and/or policies needed for accreditations purposes, the time to execute reduces drastically with our assistance.
Some of our services:
- Process initiation or renewal of Accreditation
- Staff training on Accreditation awareness and standards
- Facilitation of development of self-evaluation report
- Institutional operations compliance audit
- Site visit preparation including a mock/simulated site visit
- Response to site visit report
- Annual reports
- Branch application
- Satellite and auxiliary classroom applications
- Change of ownership
- Development of School catalog and enrolment agreement(s)
- Development of Policy and Procedure manuals (operations, employee and faculty)
- Student handbook development
Eduvisors advises its clients to institutional excellence through development of systematic and effective policy and processes focused on methodology, knowledge and skills.
Well-written procedures are key to developing well-defined processes for conformance with industry standards and to ensure continual improvement. Through a variety of interventions, we empower our clients to assess, manage, develop, and implement effective business process documentation. We consider the following stages for business process documentation:
- Define the required components of a well-defined process;
- Design processes that demonstrate conformance with objectives, standards and regulations;
- Conduct objective appraisals based on good assessment methods;
- Incorporate “Best Practices” for writing policies, procedures and forms.
The best practices are developed for the following core processes:
- Finance & accounting
- Computer, network, and IT
- Sales and marketing
- Human resources
- Security planning
- Disaster recovery
Indicative list of processes for which ‘Best Practices’ can me mapped are:
Client: Private university initiative of a leading national infrastructure firm.
Project Scope and Summary: Each private university should be established under a separate Act which could be Central Act, provincial Act or State Act and should confirm to the norms and provisions laid down by the University Grants Commission and other concerned regulatory bodies. Eduvisors was engaged to document detailed project reports (DPRs) and other documents for all the regulatory approvals.
Outcome: Eduvisors has worked on four (4) private university approvals.
Client: K-12 School affiliations with the national Boards, CBSE and ICSE.
Project Scope: Eduvisors has the experience of going through the complete process of affiliating several K-12 Schools.