The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) granted A+ status to the Utkal University of Odisha on Thursday.
Notably, in the rankings of the NAAC released in May 2023, Utkal University's grade had fallen from A+ to A.
The Director of the NAAC, in a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the university has confirmed, “Your institution has been Accredited with a CGPA of 3.26 on a seven-point scale at A+ Grade valid for a period of 5 years from 01-05-2023.”
The NAAC further clarified that the Standing Committee constituted by the Executive Committee to examine the peer team reports and declare the accreditation results has approved the outcome of the Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) exercise of the university.
The original certificate of accreditation will be dispatched to the university later.
The grade and CGPA announced by NAAC in May had triggered widespread criticism. The university had earlier appealed to the NAAC for re-evaluation.