Indore: Eyeing top accreditation, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) is gathering information from its teaching departments so that a comprehensive self-study report (SSR) could be prepared and subsequently be submitted to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a statutory body of UGC which awards grades to institutions of higher learning.
“We had given about a fortnight to the teaching departments to submit the data regarding students, faculty, achievements, grants etc. Monday is last day for the departments to submit the details,” said Akhilesh Singh, coordinator of a committee responsible for preparations for NAAC at DAVV. Singh said that all the departments are to do is upload details on a data capturing software of DAVV.
After the data is submitted, the committee will go through it and prepare a comprehensive report. After the report is prepared, the DAVV would submit Institutional Information for Quality Assessment (IIQA). Later, the SSR would be submitted. NAAC would then send a team of experts to the university to fact-checked and verify the claims made by the university in the SSR.
In February 2014, the university was awarded grade A accreditation with a score of 3.09 on a scale of 4. After the then vice-chancellor of DAVV, DP Singh became NAAC director he revised the grading. Now the top grading is A++. “We are eyeing for the top rating,” said vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad.
The NAAC assess standards of institutions of higher learning on seven different criterions viz Curricular Aspects; Teaching- Learning and Evaluation; Research, Consultancy and Extension; Infrastructure and Learning Resources; Student Support and Progression; Governance, Leadership and Management and Innovations and Best Practices.
For NAAC, these seven criteria represent the core functions and activities of an institution and broadly focus on the issues, which have a direct impact on teaching learning, research, community development and holistic development of students. It has given different weights to each criterion. The total weight is 1000 points.