Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 NIRF Ranking, has received the highest possible A++ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), scoring an impressive 3.7 out of 4 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), This is the third time in its short history of 18 years that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been rated as a ‘Grade A’ institution by NAAC. It had also received Grade A rating in previous NAAC assessments in 2009 and 2014. With this, the varsity has become the youngest institute of higher education in India to have received the A++ rating.
Said Dr P Venkat Rangan, Vice-chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: “It is a privilege and honor for us to have received the highest-possible A++ grading from NAAC, considering that we are still a young university founded in 2003. It is quite an achievement and a testament to the global standards of academic excellence and professionalism that we follow. The credit goes to the vision and leadership of our Chancellor Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The university’s mission rooted in ‘Education for Life’ and ‘Research for Societal Benefit’ have inspired highly qualified faculty all over the world to come back to India and enrich and enhance the higher learning experience for our students”
NAAC Peer Review Team noted two best practices that played a decisive role in achieving this distinction namely, International Programmes for Global Reach and Live-in-Labs, an Experiential Learning program for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Raghu Raman, Director, IQAC. Further he said, the visiting team observed that a distinctive aspect of the institution was Compassion Driven Research involving faculty and students to solve immediate societal problems.
NAAC is an autonomous body funded by UGC that assesses and accredits the quality and excellence of Higher Education Institutions in India. The accreditation process involves a detailed assessment across seven criteria including curriculum, learning and evaluation, research and innovation, infrastructure, student support, governance and institutional values.
Universities after assessment are assigned one of the 8 grades by NAAC, namely A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C, and D. Those with “A” series grades are believed to impart outstanding quality standards in terms of academics and facilities. Universities with CGPA ranging between 3.51 and 4.00 achieve grade A++, which is the highest grade of accreditation in the seven criteria.
About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary Institution of Eminence accredited by NAAC and ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). Amrita continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per the Times Higher Education 2020 world rankings as well.
Amrita’s vision of providing ‘Education for Living. Education for Life, has earned it an 81st rank in the world for Sustainability in the recent THE 2021 Impact Rankings.
The university is spread across six campuses in three states—Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka—with headquarters at Coimbatore. Amrita partners with academic, industry, and governmental institutions across the world to accomplish human-centered, translational, and groundbreaking research.
To date, Amrita has more than 500 collaborations from more than 200 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). Some of Amrita’s partners include Harvard University, Columbia University, King’s College London, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, the British Geological Society, University of Oxford, Italian National Research Council, Deakin University and the University of Tokyo. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A world-renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of Amrita. Amma’s words, thoughts, and vision for education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision.