Who Generate Knowledge and How Does Accreditation Come In ?
" Science was mysterious in nature. Curious persons or independent researchers or self experimenters have been continuously running behind it to understand its characteristic in the past. When substantial and perpetual means of the solution was developed for scientific phenomena, then it was presented to royal people and elites in history. "
" Later, the demonstrators were appointed as lecturers in academia or in royal society and this tradition has been continued for several centuries. By looking at this tradition for the past few hundreds of years, everyone can see that the newcomers have successfully improved the fields while some have overthrown the old knowledge astonishingly."
" For an ideal instance: Newton's idea was overthrown by Einstein, particularly on the gravitational field and later it was further improved by following researchers to support the string theory. This field improving trend has still been practiced widely but slightly changed to fit the modern era; whereby the academics will be appointed to carry out cutting edge researches under universities banner with full financial supports."
So the obvious question is: "How do the private universities survive which don't have any research facilities (lab
or research outcomes at all ?" The answer is simple and straightforward: the 'accreditation' by the national organization in whatsoever means.
Because of such complexities, the accrediting bodies become crucial in monitoring the educational qualities. The fundamental task of an accrediting
agency or professional body is to ensure that the quality of education is well maintained, delivered and preserved at all the time but not to support
in favor of money or something else. To what extent the quality of private universities being monitored is a million-dollar question; nowadays!
When practically-structured courses, such as medical and/or aircraft engineering are subjected to monitorization, then strict involvement must be
imposed on it as the practical sessions are crucial and inevitable. However, this concept is to date, widely used for non-technical courses including
computer program courses. Further to this, the accreditation factor has been spread to arts and social sciences, resulting in the deterioration from
quality to money. This is educational absurd because we still have professional bodies separately to allow anyone to sit for a professional examination
if the field of expertise requires distinction.
While too many anomalies still do exist among the educational industry, the US NEWS Education is widely known for its criteria (90% new knowledge generation measurement) which works to evaluate the universities for its overall performance. Thus: the global ranking of universities ensures the contemporary and latest knowledge (syllabus and lectures) in the fields. Learning old knowledge may end up in a lack of expertise and/or perhaps may lead to unemployment in the field of study. It can therefore be generally said that: learning the latest and cutting-edge knowledge paves ways for improvement in any field without being affected by the accrediting factors.
Advan-kt strongly believes that MOOC is the right mechanism for true knowledge dissemination and US NEWS Education is the right choice for true guidance. Times Higher Education takes citation data from ELSEVIER (Scopus) while US NEWS Education takes from Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics). As to reinforce the Advan-kt's vision, we strongly recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions to understand various categories of doctoral studies because Doctoral Education is not absolute for all the countries around the world. The above video clip shows the historical development of electrical engineering, in which only the researchers play crucial roles but not any university in any circumstance. That is why the industries are still conferring industrial doctorate without any accreditation.
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