NEW DELHI: In the latest round of rankings put out by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Jawaharlal Nehru University has topped the list with A ++ grades assigned to it based on seven different parameters, on Tuesday.
Despite the varsity being shrouded in a list of controversies and the connect between administration and JNU Students Union is at all time low, the academic credentials of the varsity remain un-dented. The Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) is 3.77, shooting it to the top of the list.
“While we are happy about the highest grade given by NAAC, we will continue to expand the academic and research activities at JNU. JNU will also focus on getting more research funding to the University by collaborating with industry. Our research needs to be transformed into applications to find solutions to the challenges India is facing today” said M.Jagadesh Kumar Vice-Chancellor JNU.
The NAAC which is an autonomous body comes under the University Grants Commission (UGC) assesses the institution on seven different categories -curricular aspects, teaching-learning and evaluation, research, innovations and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance, leadership and management, institutional values and best practices.
“This recognition by NAAC instils confidence in us that a collective, hard work in the service of our society will always be appreciated by all. This milestone for JNU reflects the sheer hard-work and untiring effort by all members of the university, and the Administration wishes to congratulate all faculty members, staff and students for this recognition” said S.C Garkoti, Rector of the JNU in a statement.