From the Vice-Chancellor
Among the many challenges that higher education faces today the world over, one of the most important is that of achieving and maintaining standards. How do institutions uphold academic excellence even as they grapple with the imperative to democratize university education? Clearly, there are no short cuts or quick
fix solutions. Each institution must come up with innovative answers that address the various players in higher education: students, faculty, staff, support services, and even neighborhood communities.
The National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in Bangalore is an organization that can help us in this regards, by establishing standards and evaluating institutions in an independent and rigorous manner. We were one of the first to voluntarily subject ourselves to a NAAC evaluation, and having gone through one reaccreditation in 2008 and got the A+ grade with a score of 3.89 out of 4, we are due for the next evaluation in March 2013. More>>