The varsity has scored the maximum CrWGP average of 3.65 in infra and learning resources
The university has close to 150 blind students and the Braille library has over 3,000 UG and PG Braille books for them.
In line with the Nadu-Nedu scheme, the V-C explained that the evaluation focused on the conservation of historical structures, completion of essential facilities, and awarded marks accordingly.
Without autonomous status, the colleges cannot design their own syllabus, prepare their own admissions and conduct examinations.
The chairperson also mentioned roadblocks in conventional education and its impact on the country’s growth.
Besides, the university has also set up a state-of-the-art central instrumentation facility, an incubation hub and tissue culture facility for commercial banana production.
According to UGC’s Odisha analysis report of accreditation, among 1,025 degree and 72 PG colleges in Odisha, NAAC has so far accredited a meagre 281 colleges.
Registrar Nruparaj Sahu said that several development programmes have been taken up between the period of the last assessment and this one.
Appreciating the teachers and staff, vice-chancellor Santosh Tripathy said that the improvement in grading was the result of collective efforts.
Citing her own experience, she said “We approached a private firm for the audit, and it asked `51,300 including GST.
The team will assess and evaluate the qualitative metrics outlined in the self-study report submitted by the institutions.
He was speaking at the inauguration of Kavach 2023, a two-day hackathon at AMC Engineering College, here.
He has carried out projects in the fields of computer-base learning, industry 4.0, entrepreneurship development, gender equality and data privacy among others.
Utkal & Berhampur varsities yet to put revised grades on their websites
In the previous cycles of accreditation, the university secured an A grade in 2017, an A grade in 2009, and a B grade in 2003.
Dr Jayakar said following the achievement, the university will also strive for autonomous status and put more importance on internationalisation of higher education.