LUCKNOW: The University of Lucknow has grabbed the highest grading and it has been graded ‘A++’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). NAAC is a government body that assesses and accredits the higher education institutions funded by University Grants Commission (UGC). In a statement issued on Tuesday by Raj Bhavan, Uttar Pradesh Governor and Chancellor Anandiben Patel expressed happiness on getting the highest grade in the NAAC evaluation and congratulated the university family and the people of the state.
“The UP Governor said that this achievement is inspiring for other universities of the state. Therefore, universities should continue their efforts to improve the quality of their teaching and work system till they attain the highest grade,” she said.
The statement also said that Lucknow University has already received NAAC grading twice. In its first application, when the best ranking awarded by the NAAC was 5-star, at that time the university got a 4-star grade. The university got a B grade in the ABCD series and now Lucknow University has become the first university in the state to get an A++ grade in the NAAC assessment, the statement added.
Uttar Pradesh Cheif Minister Adityanath Yogi also congratulated the university. “Lucknow University is the first state university in the state, which has achieved this feat. It is a matter of pride for the people of the state,” he said. The chief minister said in the last five years, every level of education has been strengthened in the state, which is yielding encouraging results.
Dinesh Sharma, former deputy chief minister of UP held the higher education portfolio in Yogi’s government said that this A++ is the outcome of reforms started in yogi’s first government in 2017 in the sector of higher education of Uttar Pradesh. The state has made a humongous change in the section of education and now the students will play a leading role in nation-building by gaining knowledge here like any other university in this country or the world