The Delhi University has been ranked ‘A+’ in the NAAC review with a 3.8 CGPA. The review was held in the last week of October. The council’s grading is crucial as it is important for grants & funds alloted the varsity by the Univeristy Grants Commission (UGC).
The accreditation is as per the revised A&A Framework launched by NAAC in July 2017. The aim was to make it more ICT enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust. The primary focus of the shift is from qualitative peer judgment to data-based quantitative indicator evaluation with increased objectivity and transparency. These include combination of online evaluation (about 70 per cent) and peer judgment (about 30 per cent).
Before NAAC team’s visit, the varsity’s mock testing teams conducted visits to departments to check if they’re prepared for the actual review. A questionnaire containing 108 questions was sent to various department heads in this regard.
The questionnaire included questions such as, do they celebrate national festivals, observe birth & death anniversaries of great Indian personalities, Is there a policy to check plagiarism, among others.
The accreditation is valid for a period of 5 years, starting from November 30, 2018. The University is looking forward to a better grade of ‘A++’ which falls between 3.51 to 4. Last year, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was ranked with ‘A++’ in the NAAC review.