Patna University Colleges Prepare for NAAC Inspection | Patna News

PATNA: BN College, a constituent unit of the University of Patna (PU), is preparing to achieve a higher grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Board (NAAC). All teachers and non-teaching staff at the 131-year-old facility are working overtime despite the Christmas vacation to meet the various NAAC criteria for a higher grade.
College principal Raj Kishore Prasad said the NAAC peer team will be visiting the college on March 9 and 10 to complete their overall assessment under various parameters. Previously, the team was due to visit the college in March this year, but their visit has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The college submitted its self-assessment report in October of last year.
The college is more concerned with getting a good score from the NAAC because Patna College, another constituent unit of PU, which is said to be the state’s oldest institution of higher education, received a “C” grade. From the NAAC earlier this year.
Even Patna Science College got a B + grade in the NAAC assessment earlier this year. Magadh Mahila College, another constituent college of PU, which obtained an “A” grade in the last accreditation cycle, received a “B” grade last year. When the college challenged the assignment of an unexpected grade, the NAAC team visited the college again for reassessment and ultimately awarded the college a B + grade this year.
Patna College principal Ashok Kumar said the college has started to make the necessary preparations to improve its score on various parameters. Feedback would be gathered from all stakeholders on the current situation as well as on strengths and weaknesses in various areas. The college would only apply for re-accreditation when it has made satisfactory progress on all fronts, the director said.
UP’s internal quality assurance unit (IQAC) director Birendra Prasad said the university was also making the necessary preparations to improve its grade. PU received a “B +” rating from the NAAC last year. He is now working to create a research atmosphere at the university and improve the support service for students, both of whom had very poor marks in the NAAC assessment last year, added Prasad.

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