Mahatma Gandhi University Achieves NAAC A++ Accreditation

Mahatma Gandhi University has been reaccredited with an A++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the fourth cycle with a CGPA score of 3.61. MGU is the first University in Kerala to achieve A++ in the fourth cycle of reaccreditation.

The final decision was made after several rounds of evaluation, considering the report submitted by the NAAC peer team that visited the University from March 5 to 7. The declaration came today, and the grading will be valid for five years from March 14.

The evaluation was based on parameters like Curricular Aspects, Teaching-Learning & Evaluation, Research, Innovations & Extension, Infrastructure & Learning Resources, etc. The peer team inspected the main offices, study departments, research centres, innovation and entrepreneurship centres, hostels, and common facilities for a detailed assessment. They interacted with people from various strata associated with the University.

MGU has made significant strides in recent years in activities related to learning, research, waste management, social service, etc. Infrastructure development was made possible with the financial support of the state as well as the central governments.

“As the university has achieved the A++ grade, we expect more students from here and also from foreign countries to avail these facilities,” Vice Chancellor Dr. C.T. Aravidakumar said.

“The collective hard work of the University community made it possible. I thank the Syndicate members, Senate members, former Vice-chancellors, teachers, researchers, staff, students, and alumni for this. The peer team visit was an opportunity to understand the growth, excellence, shortfalls, and possibilities of the University and to make necessary corrections,” he added.

The criterion-wise grade points of MGU are as follows:

Curricular Aspects: 3.8

Teaching-Learning & Evaluation: 3.71

Research, Innovations & Extension: 3.67

Infrastructure & Learning Resources: 3.7

Student Support and Progression: 2.6

Governance, Leadership & Management: 3.66

Institutional Values and Best Practices: 3.85