KU scores A+ Grade in NAAC reaccreditation
It’s a major feat, says VC
Srinagar: In a significant development, the Kashmir University (KU) has scored A+ grade in the recent reaccreditation cycle by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
According to the result issued by NAAC the varsity has scored an impressive 3.31 Institutional Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a scale of 04 ahead of several other leading Universities in the country.
The University has scored 3.89 in Infrastructure and Learning Resources, 3.67 in Curricular Aspects, 3.18 in Teaching Learning and Evaluation,3.05 in Research, Innovations and Extension, 3.61 in Institutional Values and Best Practices, 3.1 in Governance, Leadership and Management and 2.94 in Student Support and Progression.
The long awaited accreditation was awarded to the University by peer NAAC team on Monday, May 20, 2019 which visited the varsity in the first week of May, 2019 from 02-05-2019 to 04-05-2019.
KU was earlier was accredited during its previous two cycles first in 2002 and then again in 2011 and on both these two occasions the University was awarded grade ‘A’ by NAAC.
Pertinently, the Peer NAAC team comprising of six members during its visit to the University earlier this month applauded University for its research standards and stated that the varsity has made a quantum jump in its Infrastructure and Learning resources.
Being the chairperson of Monitoring and Steering Committee the Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad personally monitored the preparedness of the University for the Peer NAAC team visit.
Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor (VC) KU, Prof. Talat Ahmad congratulated both teaching and non-teaching faculty, students, scholars and alumni for this tremendous feat.
“It was a team effort and we succeeded in our efforts. However, at the same time we must understand that we don’t have to be complacent and work harder to achieve much higher grade next time so that our University gets international recognition,” Prof. Talat said.
Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir has also congratulated all the stakeholders of the varsity and said this particular grade will ensure better job placements for KU students and fetch more fellowships to scholars.
“It will help us to upgrade our infrastructure while we will succeed in securing better funds from different funding agencies governed by UGC and other bodies,” he said.
Notably, NAAC-accredited institutions become eligible for different funds from GoI.
NAAC evaluates Higher Educational institutions in terms of their performance related to the educational process and outcomes, curriculum coverage, teaching-learning process, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organization, governance, financial wellbeing and student services.