In what could lead to a better quality differentiation of educational institutions, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has revised its grading system to a seven grade scale from erstwhile four grades. The new grading system of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) range has been implemented by the council from July 1, 2016.
The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar informed on the revised NAAC grading system in a written reply to Rajya Sabha question on July 20, 2016. Further, the minister’s written reply read, “The revised seven letter grading system of NAAC will lead to differentiation in quality of accredited institutions.”
The HRD minister also informed that the former system of descriptors for letter grades, i.e., Very Good, Good, Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory has been discontinued in the revised NAAC grading system.
Earlier, the institutions were graded under four categories–Very Good, Good, Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory levels with A, B, C and D grades, respectively. In the new grading system, there will be two additional grading scales within Grade A and B. The CGPA range for all grades will differ as per the revised NAAC grading system below:
*w.e.f - July 1, 2016
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grades institutions based on their performance vis-à-vis set parameters through introspection.
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