CUSATKochi: Cochin University of Science and Technology scored an ‘A’ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. The university has been awarded 3.09 points. 

The NAAC Peer team to assess Cusat was headed by Prof. Subbanna Ayyappan, former Director General of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. The other members of the team included Dr. Satish Ramnath Shetye, Vice Chancellor, Goa University,  Prof (Dr.) M.R. Pranesh, Former Professor of Ocean Engineering, IIT Chennai, Dr. V. K. Mehna, Director(Rtd.), Exam Reforms, UPSC,  Prof. Karmeshu, Professor, School of Computer and Systems Science, JNU, Prof. Muthukalingan Krishnan, Head, Dept. of Environmental Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Prof. N.P. Shukla, Former Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Madhyapradesh,  Dr. D. N. Jauhar, Former Vice chancellor , Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Prof. S. K. Singh,  Former Dean and Head, Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, and Dr. Sujata .P. Shanbhag, Deputy Advisor, NAAC.

The NAAC ranking is based on an extensive criterion of evaluation, which constitutes Curricular Aspects, Teaching-Learning and Evaluation Research, Consultancy and Extension Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Student Support and Progression Governance, Leadership and Management, Innovations sand Best Practices.

The Vice-Chancellor Dr. J. Letha shared her gladness and congratulated all the teaching and non-teaching staff and students for their excellent team work which enabled the University to achieve a fairly good grade.