Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 NIRF Ranking, has received the highest possible A++ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), scoring an impressive 3.7 out of 4 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
This is the third time in its short history of 18 years that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been rated as ‘Grade A’ institution by NAAC. It had also received Grade A rating in previous NAAC assessments in 2009 and 2014. With this, the varsity has become the youngest institute of higher education in India to have received the A++ rating.
Said Dr P Venkat Rangan, Vice-chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “It is a privilege and honor for us to have received the highest-possible A++ grading from NAAC, considering that we are still a young university founded in 2003. It is quite an achievement and a testament to the global standards of academic excellence and professionalism that we follow. The credit goes to the vision and leadership of our Chancellor Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The university’s mission rooted in ‘Education for Life’ and ‘Research for Societal Benefit’ have inspired highly qualified faculty all over the world to come back to India and enrich and enhance the higher learning experience for our students.”
NAAC is an autonomous body funded by UGC that accesses and accredits the quality and excellence of Higher Education Institutions in India. The accreditation process involves a detailed assessment across seven criteria including curriculum, learning and evaluation, research and innovation, infrastructure, student support, governance and institutional values.
Universities after assessment are assigned one of the 8 grades by NAAC, namely A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C, and D. Those with “A” series grades are believed to impart outstanding quality standards in terms of academics and facilities. Universities with CGPA ranging between 3.51 and 4.00 achieve grade A++, which is the highest grade of accreditation in the seven criteria.