Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, the Deemed-to-be-University has been awarded the Grade of A++ with CGPA of 3.66 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council In the recently announced results released on March 28, 2019.
The institute is headquartered in Belur Math, with ‘Off-Campus’ Centres in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Narendrapur (West Bengal). The accreditation makes the Deemed-to-be-University second in the whole country among the Universities that have been accredited in the Revised Accreditation Format (RAF) initiated from July 2017 by NAAC. The A++ accreditation will be valid for five years up to March 28, 2024.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredits various higher education institutions after proper assessment based upon various seven criteria like Curricular Aspects, Teaching-Learning and Evaluation, Research, Innovations and Extension, Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Student Support and Progression, Governance, Leadership and Management, Institutional Values and Best Practices.
From July 2017, NAAC has revamped its process and introduced 70 percent assessment through Data Verification and Validation and the rest 30 percent is done through an expert team (called Peer Team) visit based on the responses to certain Qualitative Metrics. The quantitative and qualitative aspects are then combined and the final grade is awarded in 0—4 scale.