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RGU gears up for 3rd NAAC assessment

TAP | Updated: February 25, 2024


ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), the lone central university of Arunachal Pradesh is all geared up for its third cycle of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) assessment from February 27 to 29.

The first cycle of NAAC assessment was held in 2002 and the second was in 2015.

Since its inception in 1984 as the erstwhile Arunachal University, and later through its conversion to the status of a central university in 2007 by an Act of the Parliament, RGU has been devoted to its avowed task of disseminating higher education to the aspiring minds of the State and its neighbouring states, particularly Assam.

RGU is recognized as a university with potential for excellence by a high-level expert committee of UGC from among universities in India. During the years, the number of enrolment of students in its different courses at various levels has increased steadily. New departments have been opened up with teachers with the requisite qualifications to cater to the changing demands in academic fields and the job market.

In recent years, RGU developed remarkably in infrastructure, and its academic and research activities have witnessed an unprecedented high.

NAAC is an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC) that assesses and accredits Higher Educational Institutions in the country such as colleges, universities and other recognized institutions to derive an understanding of the quality status of the institution.

The NAAC Peer Team consisting of reputed academicians chosen from different parts of the country with expertise in various fields of study will assess RGU during these three days. The Peer Team will evaluate Rajiv Gandhi University for its conformance to the standards of quality in terms of its performance in academic and research processes and outcomes.

The Peer Team will also interact with different sections of stakeholders of the University to arrive at an understanding of the various prescribed parameters such as quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance.