Chhattisgarh Higher Education Department bags SKOCH Silver Award for Project Assessment and Accreditation

Chhattisgarh achieves top position in the country for NAAC accreditation of government colleges

Chief Minister Shri Baghel and Higher Education Minister Shri Patel congratulate department officials on SKOCH Silver Award win

Raipur ( | The Department of Higher Education, Chhattisgarh has been awarded the prestigious SKOCH Silver Award for “Project Assessment and Accreditation.” The department received this award after competing with several significant and noteworthy projects in the country through various stages of presentations, voting, and achievements. Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel and Education Minister Shri Umesh Patel congratulated the department officials and employees for their outstanding achievements.

To improve the quality of higher education, a campaign has been launched on a mission mode to ensure an academic sub-structure and maintain academic standards in accordance with various parameters set by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Chhattisgarh has secured the top position in the country by getting 197 out of 211 eligible government colleges accredited by NAAC.

The State Government’s continuous efforts have yielded positive results, with an increasing number of students enrolling in colleges. In 2018-19, approximately 2,26,373 students took admission in colleges, whereas, in 2022-23, this number increased by 48 per cent to 3,35,139. This represents an increase of 1,08,766 more students compared to 2018-19. In response to the increasing number of college students, a total of 33 new government and 76 private colleges have been established in the past four years.

In a bid to promote higher education among girls, 26 women’s colleges are being operated, while co-education is available in other colleges. During the academic year 2018-19, the number of girls who took admission in colleges was 1,34,391, while boys were only 91,982. However, in 2022-23, the number of male students increased to 1,28,310, while the number of female students increased to 2,06,829, indicating a 61 per cent increase in the number of female students to that of male students.