Ignou now first open varsity to get NAAC accreditation

Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) has emerged as the primary distance gaining knowledge of varsity in India to get a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation. The ‘A++’ grade (highest) has been conferred upon Ignou after a rigorous assessment technique that lasted over a year. In 2019, NAAC issued pointers for accreditation of distance education institutes primarily based totally on the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Nageshwar Rao, the vice-chancellor of Ignou, stated, “The accreditation comes from a crew which had seven serving vice-chancellors. That offers you a concept of the way hard and extensive the complete assessment technique become. 70% of the assessment is finished through an impartial third party employer on elements which may be quantified.”

He stated this assessment technique additionally protected scholar remarks, the scale of which may also in no way be matched through every other open and distance gaining knowledge of (OLD) varsity. “Around 30,000 learners’ remarks become taken. Our complete gadget becomes checked and evaluated to the fullest through experts earlier than the very last decision,” stated Rao. On January 8, NAAC issued an assertion confirming that Ignou has been granted the A++ grade put up the assessment.