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Receiving ‘B’ Grade Makes Lucknow University to Ask for NAAC Reassessment

May 8, 2014 17:23 IST

    National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded Lucknow University with grade ‘B’. NAAC, an organization set to access and accredit the higher education institutes in India, visited LU on 03-06 March 2014 for assessment.

    The assessment was carried on by seven members where university failed to score a good grade. As per the accreditation result by NAAC standing committee LU scored a very poor grade of 69%. Shocked with such a grade, LU will now move ahead and seek for reassessment to improve their grades.

    According to NAAC the bad grades were due to the various serious objections made by the team on several issues they raised. The non-existent central placement facility for students was one such issue. Secondly, recommendation to be made on revision of the course curriculum as per industry needs.

    The Tagore library that the university possesses was found in a very bad condition and its non-digitization after 75 years of its existence left NAAC team unsatisfied. The team even suggested LU to adopt the semester system in PG courses.

    LU administration seemed to be upset with the results NAAC gave and have decided to go for reassessment to improve their grades. LU Vice Chancellor S B Nimse said that they are just 6% behind to get an ‘A’ grade and so the appeal is necessary. He more added that in Maharashtra many ‘C’ grade colleges have been awarded with grade ‘A’ by NAAC and so personal talking over this matter with the director of NAAC is highly required.

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