01 June 2022 11:00:03 IST

MAHE gets A++ grade by NAAC

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has been accorded the highest grade ‘A++’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

NAAC is an autonomous institution of the UGC (University Grants Commission) which assesses and accredits higher education institutes in the country. NAAC grading measures, evaluates, and guarantees, the standard of education provided by higher education institutes across the country.

NAAC assesses and analyses the institutions based on several criteria like their compliance with quality regarding educational processes and outcomes. It also considers the curriculum coverage of the institute, teaching-learning processes, infrastructure, faculty, research, student support and progression, governance, leadership and management. The institutes values and best practices are also taken into consideration.

Maintaining standards

HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor of MAHE, said MAHE has always strived to maintain excellent standards when it comes to quality of educational services provided. “The welfare of our students and their future are our priority. This recognition has motivated and inspired us to aim for greater heights and we will persevere to do so,” he said.

Lt Gen MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, said it is a matter of great satisfaction that MAHE has been placed in the highest category of institutions with a grading of ‘A++’ in the third cycle of accreditation by NAAC.

Terming it as a great recognition, he said this will encourage MAHE to continue its track record of achieving excellence in education.

Recognising merit

PLNG Rao, Pro Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, said MAHE has always made sure that compliance with all the regulations and quality standards is never compromised. The contributions of staff/students and the guidance of the senior leadership resulted in this success. “With contributions by all stakeholders, we hope to become one of the leading research universities in the country,” he said.

Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar of MAHE, said the accreditation by NAAC is another feather in the cap of MAHE which is the home to future decision makers, innovators, change agents and thought leaders.