Cuttack: Ravenshaw University on Friday got ‘A’ grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The varsity scored a 3.13 in CGPA scale and was awarded the grade by a NAAC peer team.
Institutions are graded under four categories A, B, C, D which denotes Very Good, Good, Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory levels by considering key aspects. The summated scores for all key aspects under a criterion are worked out. By attaching proper weightage to it GPA is calculated.
Following seven criteria are considered and the CGPA is finally found out which gives the assessment outcome.
Meanwhile, from another angle it really is very interesting to note that in spite of 289 posts lying vacant the institution grabbed an ‘A’ grade. The oldest educational institution in modern Odisha Ravenshaw has rich history. But after decades of negligence and pro active reforms it was only upgraded to a university recently. What more the institution lost its NAAC status in 2009 and even after seven years it could not get back the tag until today.
During an assembly question from MLA Dillip Ray, Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy said that out of 29 professor posts there are only 9 professors presently serving while only 39 posts of Assistant Professors out of 71 are currently filled.
The university could not renew its NAAC validity after losing its term in 2009. After getting University status the NAAC status awarded to it today will be valid for ten years.