RGU submits its Annual Quality Assurance Report 2022-23 to NAAC

ITANAGAR, May 15: Arunachal Pradesh’s lone central varsity, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), which has recently obtained an 'A' grade accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), on Wednesday submitted its Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) for the 2022-2023 academic year to the NAAC.

The submission took place in the presence of RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha, Registrar Dr N T Rikam, and the university’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Director Prof Utpal Bhattacharjee.

The report is divided into three parts. The first part provides a basic description of the institution and the second part presents an extended profile of the University. The third part consists of seven criteria, which include curricular aspect, teaching-learning and evaluation, research, innovation and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance, leadership, and management, and institutional values and best practices.

It serves as a benchmark for quality assurance and continuous improvement in higher education institutions. The AQAR report for the academic year 2022-23 was distinctive in that it incorporated data on distance education as well.

During the current evaluation year, there has been a notable increase in the number of teaching departments and faculty members. The institution had a substantial increase in the enrollment of junior research fellows (JRFs), senior research fellows (SRFs), and other research fellows, as well as the number of research articles, in comparison to the previous academic year of 2021-22.

The Vice Chancellor expressed satisfaction with the university's significant advancement and reaffirmed the university's dedication to upholding the rigorous standards established by NAAC. He emphasised the university's ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of education and research in the seven key areas outlined by the NAAC for quality assurance, a press note from the RGU said.