National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) published the accreditation result in which St Xavier's College got 'A++' grade which is highest in India. The college got 3.77 in Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA), which is unparallel to any other colleges in India.
University of Calcutta, however, got 3.20 in CGPA securing 'A' grade. Dissatisfied with the performance, the authority of University of Calcutta sought for an internal review. But on the other hand, the authority of St. Xavier's College was extremely happy. The students and teachers shared their happiness after getting the news.
It should be recalled that the members of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) gave a visit to University of Calcutta, last month. The 10-member team inspected each and every campus of the age-old university, the authority informed.
John Felix Raj, S.J., the principal and former rector of St. Xavier's College said that the credit goes to all the students, teachers and staff. "We have good infrastructure, digital library and many other sophisticated infrastructures. But the credit must go to the students, teachers and staff," he said.
However, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Ashutosh Ghosh said that an internal review is required. "We have to see if the NAAC committee really overviewed the historical value of the university," said Ghosh.
Kolkata's Ashutosh College secured 'A" grade with CGPA of 3.22. Deshbandhu Girls College got 'B++' securing 2.76 CGPA. Alipurduar Collage got 'B+' with securing 2.69. Ananda Chandra Training College at Jalpaiguri got CGPA of 2.80, securing 'B++' grade. Debra Khudiram Bose College got 'B' grade, Moina College got B grade.
NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education across the country.
The NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bengaluru.