Better than the best? NAAC’s grade discrepancies under lens

NEW DELHI: A considered university in Bhubaneshwar has come out on top of the Indian Institute of Science in terms of NAAC (National Accreditation and Evaluation Council) scores. Now it not only beats the respectable team of Bengaluru teachers but also every other educational institution in the country, with a top score of 3.88, the best score ever awarded to an educational institute University.
Following closely is another ‘beacon of excellence’. A technical college in Bengaluru was recently awarded a score of 3.83 by the NAAC. Interestingly, it is not rated anywhere close to the best Indian institutes on NIRF (National Institute Rankings Framework), in the group 175-200.
In terms of records, the Indian government’s 2022 NIRF rankings rank IISc (NAAC score: 3.67) as India’s top university. But seven institutes, all privately owned, currently have higher NAAC scores than India’s best university.
These are not isolated cases. A supposed university in Coimbatore recently rose five places in a five-year period; Between the two NAAC cycles, the college that was previously awarded a B has seen its rating hit the top of A++.
Unusual point inflation for universities across India is now being questioned by academics across the country, as well as within NAAC, which has formed a committee to understand what has driven it. push the scores of a lot of Indian higher education institutions.
Data from the accrediting agency shows that the country has never had as many academies awarded with glorious A++ grades as it does now.
NAAC Executive Committee Chairman, Bhushan Patwardhan, indicating that an audit is currently underway. “We understand that there are some differences and that the current system needs to be reviewed and improved,” said Patwardhan.
President of UGC Jagdeesh Kumar agree when he says TOI, “As part of the National Education Policy, in one of the verticals, we are looking at how we can bring about synergy between the NAAC, NIRF, and the NBA (National Board of Accreditation). Accordingly, we will also look into all kinds of complaints and irregularities.”
About a month ago, the NAAC denied MS University, Baroda’s grading results, after receiving an anonymous complaint alleging that university authorities tried to influence the assessment team. peer-to-peer in gold, cash and other incentives. However, the NAAC later introduced an improved grading, deeming the allegations “false”, according to their findings.
According to the NEP, the National Accreditation Council will provide overall unification between accreditation and rating agencies.
The white paper authored by Patwardhan states that instead of accrediting higher education institutes, binary accreditation and rating recognition of the study programs/constituent units will take the place. The focus of assessment and recognition will be on academic performance rather than input provided by colleges or universities.


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