Source: Times of India | February 22, 2014
INDORE: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has received a shot in arm on Friday with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) reportedly giving it a top rating of Grade ‘A’.
In a year when the varsity is celebrating golden jubilee, the improved rating, up from ‘B’ last year, will put it on national level, sources said.
NAAC executive council, Bangalore, at its meeting on Friday, gave it 3.09 out of 4 institutional cumulative grade point average (CGPA), rating ‘very good’ on the basis of 33 key parameters and 1,000 marks test. Students celebrated the occasion by bursting crackers at RNT Marg and Khandwa Road.Elated over its achievement, vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh said, “It is a great achievement for the varsity. The grading will help the varsity to grow. It will make the university eligible for more funds from UGC, international collaborations and placements.” It was a major hurdle which the united members of the varsity have cleared, he added.With grade ‘A’, its chances of getting ‘Innovation University’ tag will get stronger. The tag comes with University Grants Commission (UGC) funding of Rs 100 crore to Rs 300 crore to go beyond confines of formal research and design concept to innovate unique applications of old technologies using design to develop new products and services.
TCS Insights: With a grade of ‘A’ having been awarded to DAVV, the institution will now be regarded on a national level. It will also be more likely to receive government funding and international attention.