Deemed varsities get nod to move NAAC for upgradation
In a fresh ray of hope for deemed varsities graded ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted them liberty to seek upgradation by moving the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) afresh.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said it will not go into the grievances of the deemed universities with regard to their gradation and they will have to move NAAC itself afresh.
“We direct the National Assessment and Accreditation Council to dispose off the pleas of deemed universities within 12 weeks on the issue,” the court said.
Institutions graded A, B and C are considered very good, good and satisfactory respectively, and are accredited as deemed universities with the UGC. Grade ‘D’ is an unsatisfactory rating and is not accredited.