Framework and Resources
Assessment, Accreditation

is a term for certification of quality that is valid for a fixed period.

Advanced Learners

are students who perform much better than the class averages.


refers to performance evaluation of an institution or its units based on certain established criteria.


are trained academics or experts who represent GATI on peer teams.


is an independent, objective quality assurance activity designed to add value and improve an institutional functioning. It facilitates accomplishing objectives through a systematic approach.


provides a reference point that serves as a standard for comparison of one’s own performance. It is a technique in which an institution measures its performance against standardized indicators.


are individuals, groups, or organizations, whether targeted or not, that benefit directly or indirectly, from the intervention.


is a statistical analysis of written publications, such as books or articles.

Bridge Course

is a teaching module which helps to close the gap between two levels of competence.


refers to the process of assisting and mentoring students individually or collectively for academic, career, personal and financial decision-making.


refers to quantitative and qualitative information or facts that are collected and analyzed.

Effectiveness/ Efficacy

refers to the extent to which a program/intervention has achieved its objectives/expected results


entails analyzing scientifically collected data/ information about an intervention/programme/ and their outcomes that determine the merit or worth of the program/intervention.

Experiential Learning

is the process of learning through experience and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing.

Faculty Development Programmes

are programmes aimed at updating the knowledge and pedagogical skills of faculty.


refers to formative and evaluative comments given by the institutional community on various parameters.


is the acronym for Information and Communication Technology and refers to hardware, software, networks and media for the collection, storage, processing, transmission and presentation of information (voice, data, text, images) as well as related services.


refers to long-term, cumulative effect of programmes/interventions.


is a quantitative or qualitative variable that provides a valid and reliable way to measure achievement, assess performance, or reflect changes connected to an intervention. Infrastructure refers to physical facilities like building, play fields, hostels etc. which help run an institutional programme.

Institutional Distinctiveness

refers to attributes of an institution characterized by its reason for coming to existence, vision, mission, nature of stakeholders, access to resources, cultural ambience and physical location.


refers to an integrative approach in which information from more than one discipline is used in interpreting the content of a subject, phenomenon, theory or principle.


refers to a specific activity or set of activities intended to bring about change in some aspect(s) of the status quo.


refers to routine tracking and reporting of priority information about a programme / project, its inputs and intended outputs, outcomes and impacts

Slow Learners

refer to students who perform much below the class averages.


refers to a person, a group, or entity who has a direct or indirect role and interest in the goals or objectives and implementation of a program/intervention and/or its evaluation.

Strategic Plan

refers to a specific, action-oriented medium or long-term plan for making progress towards a set of institutional goals

Strategy Development

refers to a formulation of objectives, directives and guidelines with specific plans for institutional development.

Student Support

refers to the facilitating mechanism for access to information and guidance regarding resources and student welfare measures to give necessary learning support to the students.

GATI (Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions) - Framework Development for Advancing Gender Equity in Science, Technology and Higher Education in India
Sanctioned to GATI PI based at NAAC via Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Order dated 30 August 2020