Christ and Jain universities in
BENGALURU have been given 'B' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation
(NAAC), which is a statutory body of the UGC. Due to this, some universities
are planning to approach the appeals committee seeking revision.
NAAC had announced the list of 38 deemed universities
recommended for accreditation in the country at its 71st executive committee
meeting last month. Out of these 38 universities, 17 were given "A" grade, 20
with "B" and one of them got "C" grade. In 2009, these 38 deemed universities
were blacklisted by the Tandon Committee for various flaws. Some of them also
approached the court at a later stage. Thus, to check if these universities
were meeting the criteria for which they were declared deemed and whether they
were complying with government conditions, MHRD (Ministry of human resources
development) had set up the committee. NAAC assessed and accredited all
these universities fol lowing the September 8, 2015 Supreme Court order.
These grades are important as better grades by NAAC grades
help universities get more funding and attract reputed companies during campus
placements. Universities getting A grade in Karnataka are- Sri Siddhartha
Academy of Higher Education, Tumakuru, and Yenepoya University, Mangaluru,
those getting B grade- Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and
Research, Kolar, and BLDE University, Vijayapura. Those frustrated are filing
an appeal against these ratings such as Jain University Trust, confirmed its
An academician said that some universities are cheating the
UGC as they sell medical seats and do not have full time vice-chancellors. They
impersonate admission process.