TISS, ICT and TIFR top three universities in Maharashtra: NAAC report
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NACC), in its analysis of accredited higher education institutions (HEIs) in Maharashtra, stated that the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Institute of Chemical Technology ( ICT) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)) rank among the top three universities. The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of these reputable government-sponsored universities ranges from 3.68 points to 3.89 points. Among the top 10 accredited universities, only one state public university, Savitribai Phule Pune University, appears in fifth place with an A-plus grade and 3.60 CGPA points.
In particular, reputable universities take the lead in the ranking and overall performance of the state. With the exception of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad, all other public universities in the state are below the state’s mean and median GPA scores.
According to the NACC, there is only one university in the state that received an A ++ rating, followed by five universities receiving A + and 18 with an A rating. Among the universities with average performance, two achieved a rating. B ++, one B + and the other three B. The GPA of these six universities ranges from 2.35 points to 2.88 points.
“These universities will need to improve their performance in terms of infrastructure and resources for learning, research, innovation and extension, institutional values and best practices and governance, leadership and management to catch up with other universities. . Reputable universities, in general, perform relatively better in terms of obtaining higher grades from A to A ++, ”said the NACC. “Almost 83.3% of reputable universities in the state received points between A and A ++, compared to 72% of public universities. State public universities are clearly failing to provide a suitable response to reputable universities, especially in the areas of infrastructure and learning resources, curriculum aspects, institutional values and best practices ”, a- he declared.
Out of 64 universities, only 30 have applied for NAAC accreditation. However, two universities – the University of Mumbai and the MGM Institute of Health Science, both based in Mumbai, whose accreditation period ended in 2017 and 2019 respectively – did not apply for re-accreditation by the NAAC.
Likewise, there are eight universities whose accreditation validity runs until September 2019, December 2019 and March 2020. They have not yet applied for re-accreditation.
As for colleges, only 1,711 of the 4,780 affiliated colleges and 2,392 stand-alone colleges were accredited as of May 31, 2020. The NAAC observed that accredited colleges with a longer duration of participation in the accreditation process obtain better results than their counterparts. . Accredited colleges, which entered the early stages of accreditation, paid more attention to performance management and thus continued to perform better.
Accredited colleges affiliated with the Institution of Engineers, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Bharati Vidyapeeth University (to consider) and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik received high marks in accreditation with average CGPAs ranging from 2.97 points to 3.16 points.
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Posted on: Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:23 PM IST