Students' pick RC College gets a lowly 'B' grade from NAAC

Students' pick RC College gets a lowly 'B' grade from NAAC

'A' grade for only 1 govt college; dept says institutions have many issues

Students' pick RC College gets a lowly 'B' grade from NAAC
One of the most sought-after government colleges in Bengaluru, RC College of Commerce and Management, has got a lowly ‘B’ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The list of institutions accredited by NAAC was published recently and the college got a cumulative grade point average score of 2.88 in its third cycle of accreditation.

Out of many government degree colleges accredited by the agency, only one college — Government Science College, Chitradurga — received an ‘A’ grade with a 3.02 CGPA score, also in its third cycle of accreditation. A cycle consists of five years and the consecutive five-year periods are referred to as cycles 2, 3 and so on.

First timers get ‘B’ grade

Among 10 institutions graded for the first time in Karnataka were six government degree colleges and all got ‘B’ grades with CGPA scores of around two. These are Government First Grade College For Women, Jamkhandi, Bagalkot, Government First Grade Colleges in Afzalpur (Kalaburagi), Bapuji Nagar (Shivamogga), Kalasa Mudigere (Chikkamagaluru), Koppal, and Government Women’s First Grade College, Jewargi, Kalaburagi.

Similarly, among 25 institutions accredited in the second cycle were four government colleges that got ‘B’ grades. One college, Government First Grade College, Arkalgud, Hassan, got a ‘C’ grade with a 1.85 CGPA score. In the third cycle, two government colleges, including RC College of Commerce and Management, got ‘B’ grades.

According to Siddalinga Swamy, NAAC co-ordinator, Department of Collegiate Education, as many as 114 government colleges have been graded so far and only five of them have got ‘A’ grade. “There are a number of problems. For example, there are no principals in many colleges who can provide leadership. There are no research collaborations or MoUs being signed as many colleges do not have the desired requirements,” Swamy said.

He said that out of 412 government colleges, as many as 200 would be ready for assessment by the end of the year. “We hope that at least 25 colleges will get ‘A’ grade,” he said.

‘B’ for Gulbarga University

Gulbarga University has got a ‘B’ grade, as per the accreditation results published by NAAC. Already in its third cycle, the university got a 2.91 CGPA score.
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