Jamia Millia Islamia has been ranked A++ in National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) review.
The highest grade ranking by NAAC is a result of the team’s effort and despite the current situation of the covid 19 pandemic, the university was prepared for the assessment.
The grade has been given to institutions on various parameters such as infrastructure, research, evaluation, innovation, learning resources and governance.
NAAC peer team review was conducted on December 6-8, 2021.
Jamia Millia Islamia has received a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.61. The CGPA for A++ accreditation by NAAC is between 3.51 and 4.
Jamia Millia Islamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar said, “We were expecting it. The NAAC happens every five years and we should remain good in those five years. Our university was also affected by Covid and we found a way to prepare ourselves. We kept in mind the NAAC parameters, including evaluation, governance, research infrastructure etc,”
“Everyone worked hard. They got trained how to teach online. It reflects our sheer hard work. If you work hard, you will still get this ranking even if you are a minority university,” she said. Akhtar added that the ranking is not only a confidence booster for Jamia Millia Islamia but also other universities. Apart from Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and IGNOU have received the A++ grading, she said.
“We do not have competition with JNU which has mostly masters and PhD programmes. IGNOU is a different university in character. We offer Bachelors, masters, diploma and PhD programmes and ours is a multi-faculty university,” she added. For the NAAC visit, the university had constituted an IQAC team headed by professor Shafeeque Ansari, who passed away during the pandemic, she said.