The Capital may be a popular study destination among students from across the country, but the number of graded colleges and universities isn’t too high. Students should, therefore, check whether the institution they are applying to is accredited by NAAC.
Currently, just seven universities and 15 colleges are NAAC accredited in Delhi. These are Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), Jamia Hamdard and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi University have already applied for NAAC accreditation and are awaiting a review.
“AUD applied for NAAC accreditation the moment it was eligible for it (ie after it completed five years). It is the only university among the other 20-odd new ones that were launched around 2007-08, to apply for accreditation,” says Praveen Singh, convener, NAAC Steering Committee, Ambedkar University Delhi.
AUD applied for accreditation in October 2013 and submitted the Self Study Report (SSR) in March 2014. The SSR was prepared by a committee comprising faculty and staff. The committee took responses and feedback of all stakeholders of the university.
“The NAAC Peer Team visited AUD during September 2014 and AUD was awarded an ‘A’ grade in December 2014,” adds Singh.
GGSIPU was first accredited with NAAC in 2007 with ‘A’ grade for a five-year period. The university was again accredited with highest grade ‘A’ in 2013 for a further five-year period.