The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), after 2 rounds of grading, has awarded Kirori Mal College the highest NAAC score among the multidisciplinary colleges in North Campus, and 3rd in the entire University of Delhi.
NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. The gradation is based on parameters like curriculum, faculty, infrastructure, research, learning resources, organisation, and student services.
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was awarded the highest CGPA of 3.65, while Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) was marked the highest among the multi-disciplinary colleges in the varsity with a CGPA of 3.61. KMC stands at the third position with 3.54.
KMC’s gradation surprised many, mainly because of the bad name the college had been getting due to the administrative and financial mess it was stuck in during the past year. Ask the teachers, and they attribute the makeover of the college’s image to the new officiating principal, Mr. Dinesh Khattar. He says, “It is a historic moment for us. We worked really hard for this- each and every teacher, including the non-teaching staff took the initiative. It would be unfair on my part if I don’t mention the efforts put in by our students, who too helped in making our college achieve this high grade.” The campus has been made more disabled-friendly, with ramps constructed at every entrance to make it more accessible for the physically-challenged. Also, wheelchairs have been made available in the college for them. Numerous innovation projects undertaken by the faculty and students too helped in the grading.