The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) published the report of accreditation of higher education institutes in India. The report has the details of the institutes that were assessed by NAAC and recommended to run Higher education courses in the Country. The report published has the results for the institutes recommended in three cycles.
The 21st Standing Committee meeting recommended 60 colleges with CGPA ranging from 1.67 to 3.53 while one college has advised a revisit in the first cycle. In the second cycle, 53 institutions are recommended with a CGPA score ranging from 1.75 to 3.42 and 24 institutions recommended in the third cycle with CGPA score ranging from 2.52 to 3.77.
In total, 137 institutions have been recommended which includes 2 universities as well. The standing committee for this report was constituted by the EC in its 66th meeting.
Since 1994, NAAC has been assessing the colleges and providing them grades as per the standard & quality of education they maintain. The grading system has 7 grades to define the aforesaid. While A++ grade depicts the very good condition of education standard and quality, D Grade shows the unsatisfactory conditions.
In the latest report, 37 out of 137 total recommended institutions were accredited with “A” grade. This number includes two universities as well. The major number of colleges were accredited with “B” or “B+” grades.
The grades thus accredited are on the basis of 7 criteria based assessment which includes Promotion of Research, Resource Mobilisation for Research, Research Facilities, Research Publications and Awards, Consultancy, Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility and Collaborations.
The accreditation done by NAAC helps the students in finding out the best colleges to pursue their higher studies. Students can log into the official website of NAAC, http://www.naac.gov.in/ and compare the colleges to find the best suiting their requirements.
The recent announcement of the results on 23rd of January put a choice of 137 colleges for the students to choose from. All these colleges were assessed by the NAAC and accredited with grades based on the seven scale grading system.