Delhi University has been ranked -A+- in the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) review held in the last week of October, officials said.
New Delhi: With a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.28, the Delhi University has been ranked “A+” in the NAAC review held in the last week of October, according to varsity officials. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), established in 1994, works towards the periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education and also to stimulate the academic environment for the promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in higher education institutions.
According to officials, the grading provided by the council is crucial for funds and grants allotted to varsity by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Last year, the Jawaharlal Nehru University was ranked “A++” in the NAAC review.
The CGPA for A++ accreditation is between 3.51 to 4.
“The University of Delhi has received the outcome of the Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),” said a statement from DU.
The accreditation is as per the revised A&A Framework launched by NAAC in July 2017 which represented an explicit paradigm shift in the accreditation process, making it ICT enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust, the statement said.
“The primary focus of the shift is from qualitative peer judgment to data-based quantitative indicator evaluation with increased objectivity and transparency, which includes a combination of online evaluation (about 70%) and peer judgment (about 30%),” the statement added.
The A+ Grade accredited to DU will be valid for a period of 5 years from November 30, 2018.