The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) granted fresh accreditation to two universities and 70 colleges in the country. This includes 26 colleges from Tamil Nadu — in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem, Erode and Namakkal. The decision was taken at the 65th executive committee meeting of NAAC, which was held on Friday.
While a deemed university in Karnataka was awarded an ‘A’ grade, a university in Uttarkhand secured a ‘B’ grade in the newly accredited list. Out of the 70 colleges six have secured ‘A’ grade. The majority, (59 colleges) have managed to get ‘B’ grades and five colleges got ‘C’ grades.
From Tamil Nadu, two colleges have secured ‘A’ grades, 23 colleges ‘B’ grades and one college in Salem a ‘C’ grade.
PKR Arts College for Women in Gobichettipalayam, Erode and Cholan College of Education in Kancheepuram secured ‘A’ grades. Colleges which have secured ‘B’ grade were from places like Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Madurai, Villupuram, Ariyalur, Tiruvannamalai, Karur, Virudhunagar, Sivagangai and Kancheepuram.
The council has re-accredited the grades of four universities and 65 colleges in the country.
Two deemed universities from Uttar Pradesh and one university each from New Delhi and Maharashtra have been given ‘A’ grades. Twenty colleges have secured ‘A’ grades, while 44 others got ‘B’ grades and one college has secured a ‘C’ grade.
Eight colleges from Tamil Nadu have been re-accredited by NAAC. Srimad Andavar Arts and Science College in Tiruchy, Lady Doak College in Madurai, Ethiraj College for Women in Chennai and Hindu Nadar’s Senthilkumar Nadar College in Virudhunagar have been re-accredited with top ‘A’ grades. One college each in Coimbatore (Rathinam College of Arts and Science), Rajapalayam, Chennai and Thanjavur has been re-accredited with ‘B’ grades by the NAAC.