New Delhi: The University Grant Commission (UGC) granted autonomy to 76 Educational Institutions, including 62 Universities, based on their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ratings, Minister of State Human Resources Development, Dr. Satya Pal Singh said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
"The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has decided to grant Autonomy to 76 Educational Institutions including 62 Universities (5 Central Universities, 21 State Universities, 34 Deemed to be Universities and 2 Private Universities) and 14 Colleges across the Country", Satya Pal Singh said in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
Among the five central universities granted autonomy by the UGC are Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), University of Hyderabad, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and The English and Foreign Languages University, Telengana.
"These Universities/Institutions have been selected on the basis of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ratings. The Institutions having a NAAC score of 3.5 and above, have been placed in Category I, the Institutions having a NAAC score of 3.26 to 3.5 have been placed in Category II and the remaining are placed in Category III", Singh said.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an organisation that assesses and accredits Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in India. It is an autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission and is headquartered in Bangalore.
As per NAAC grading system, institutes with a score of 3.5 and more are accredited A++ and those with a score of 3.26 to 3.5 are accredited A+ grade.
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