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NAAC ranks Chandigarh University as ‘A+’ grade
Date:September 30, 2019
Chandigarh University has been awarded the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The A+ grade has placed the University amongst India’s most elite and prestigious Higher Educational Institutions (HEI), which is maintaining top standards in delivering and disseminating of quality education to its students. Established in 2012, it has become the youngest university of the country to be Assessed and Accredited by NAAC. In addition, it is the only private university in India to bag A+ grade in the first cycle of the accreditation process and has also become the only state private university of Punjab to be accredited by the Council.
Chandigarh University’s Chancellor, Satnam Singh Sandhu said, “The University scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.28 on 4 point scale, and CU is the first university in the state to be evaluated by NAAC as per the revised scheme, which has made the entire process of accreditation even more stringent and challenging”. It is hard work done by our students and faculty for seven years that have resulted in getting this recognition which has endorsed our academic framework and policies that we have been practicing since inception, he added. The Chancellor said, “We have adopted a flexible choice-based academic model that gives freedom to the students to undergo learning in multiple disciplines along with transparent & continuous evaluation process that helps in the holistic development of our students.”
While explaining the unique practices being adopted by University, the Chancellor said, “With state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure available, our students and faculty have been engaged actively in doing innovation and socially relevant research for the society which has resulted in filling of 400 patents and establishment of 85 start-ups within a time span of three years”. The University pioneered to design & offer new-age programs in emerging fields and also customized the traditional programs as per the changing requirements of the industry which resulted in greater acceptability of our talent in the corporate world, he added.
Chandigarh University Punjab Achievements: More than 627 multi-nationals gave a record 6314 offers during 2018-19. The university sports-persons have won 10 Championships and 86 International and National Medals in various sports tournaments across the globe. The overall performance of University in different aspects such as Student Services, Research, Academic Model, Achievements of Students and Faculty in sports and cultural activities, Industry Liasoning and Acceptance have to lead to the achievement of A+ Grade in the prestigious NAAC Accreditation process.
Explaining the accreditation process, Dr. SS Sehgal from Chandigarh University said, “In the previous scheme, before 2017, the entire assessment was based on the peer team visit which was revised and now under the new process, 70 percent of the assessment is based on the data submitted by the institution/university which is assessed by the third party which makes the process of accreditation, even more, tougher & stringent”.
Benefits of NAAC accreditation will open various new avenues for the University and its students –
- students get a chance to learn in a cutting-edge environment and earn a degree that would have global recognition.
- get instant recognition of an alumnus of a credible institute and get better placement opportunities as the industry prefers hiring with higher-graded institutions.
- gets to know its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities through an informed review process.
- higher NAAC Grade of the university promotes various Intra & inter-institutional interactions.
- The research funding agencies and industry prefer professors of the A+ Grade Institutes or Universities for allocating the high-end projects.