The University of Mumbai has been reaccredited with a the top score —an ‘A’ grade — by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) following an executive committee meeting on Saturday. This comes as a reprieve for the university after a month of blunders including a paper leak, misallocated exam centres and delayed hall tickets.
The NAAC team visited the university between March 12 and 16. Rajpal Hande, director of the board of college and university development, said: “The university deserves the grade. The efforts of all teachers, non-teaching staff and students and administration is noteworthy.”
The NAAC highlighted autonomous departments at the university, the process of modernising the examinations department, national and international Memorandums of Understanding with other institutions among other points.
However, the university has managed to score a cumulative grade point average of only 3.05. The score range for an ‘A’ grade is between 3 and 4. “It has just scraped through,” said an NAAC official. “The score is also important, and this is a low score.”