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AU ranks among top 3 unis in the country

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Andhra University has been awarded an A++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a notable CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) score of 3.74 out of 4,  placing AU among the top three universities in the country.

Speaking to presspersons recently, AU Vice-Chancellor Prof PVGD Prasad Reddy pointed out that there are only three institutes in the University category with a CGPA of 3.70 and AU scoring the highest of all.

Emphasising the importance of maintaining standards to uphold the bestowed grade, he explained, “During the NAAC committee’s evaluation, seven parameters were scrutinised, including curriculum, teaching-learning, research, student support programmes, infrastructure, governance, and the institution’s best practices. 

The committee praised Andhra University’s green chemistry curriculum and acknowledged collaborations with defence sector organisations.”

“The accreditation, will be sustained for seven years from the date of announcement, i.e; until November 8, 2030,” the V-C announced.

Prof.  Prasada Reddy said, “With this recognition, the university has become eligible to apply for the status of an Institute of Eminence (IoE). 

It also has the opportunity to establish a university campus abroad. The accreditation is also deemed beneficial for securing research funds.”

The Vice Chancellor explained that in line with the Nadu-Nedu scheme, the evaluation focused on the conservation of historical structures, completion of essential facilities, and awarded marks accordingly. 

“AU’s Startup Incubation Centre (A-Hub), Yoga, Sports, and Psychological Counselling Centres received commendable scores under the Institutional Best Practices,” he added.

Attributing the achievement to the collective effort of the Andhra University community, Prasada Reddy highlighted the positive impact on students in terms of teaching, internships, placements, accommodation, and guidance for higher education.

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