Aligarh: In its latest assessment, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accorded Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) ‘A ‘grade. The historic institution also excelledin a number of national and international rankings too, cementing its reputation as one of the best public universities in India.
It has been ranked ‘A’ with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.24 in the NAAC review held in the last week of November. This grading will be valid for five years is based on the accreditation as per the Revised Accreditation and Assessment Framework launched by the NAAC in July 2017, representing an explicit paradigm shift in the accreditation process and making it ICT-enabled, objective, transparent, scalable, and robust.
Elated on this achievement, AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof (Dr) Tariq Mansoor said, “The NAAC Grade’ A’ which is a result of an enormous amount of work by our faculty and students, is an important recognition for AMU’s continuous commitment to being a leader in teaching and research. With commitment and dedication, we will march ahead”.
“I extend gratitude to all University functionaries, teachers, retired employees, alumni, and non-teaching staff and the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) core/technical for their support in scoring better and consistently improving the score of this great seat of learning.”
Prof Mansoor said that public institutions like AMU have a significant role in research and development and policy-making for the Nation.
Prof Asad Ullah Khan (Director, IQAC) pointed out: “AMU has scored 3.24 out of 4 (almost 81%), on a seven-point scale compared to five-point scale in the previous cycle grading system. The entire NAAC assessment was bifurcated into two parts, namely the Quantitative Matrices (QnM) and Qualitative Matrices (QlM), separately evaluated by the NAAC Peer Team. We have missed the A+ score by only 0.02 marks (i. e. 0.5%)”.
He added: “The NAAC grade and university rankings have been possible due to the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor and his administration, which has created a vibrant community of AMU faculty members and students, studying and researching some of the most cutting-edge of research areas.”
Before the NAAC team’s visit, the University’s mock teams had conducted visits to various departments, faculties, offices, residential hostels, and schools.