The University of Kerala, situated in Thiruvananthapuram, attained a historic feat after it was re-accredited with an A++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), making it the first in the state. With this grade, it has become the highest-graded varsity in the state. The University attained an impressive Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.67 out of 4, thus placing it at the top along with a few other state universities in the country with A++ grades.
Earlier, the university receive a B grade in 2003 and was re-accredited with an A grade in 2015. Kerala University will now be able to avail more funds and projects worth up to Rs. 800 crores from the central agencies. This will also raise the standards of the institution, thus, making it friendly for the students from across the country and abroad. The achievement is quite notable, as the varsity shares the same grade points with that of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru which is ranked the top university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (2021).
The varsity was awarded an A++ grade due to the international levels of standard in the curriculum as well as for its online and offline-based learning-teaching and evaluation methods. The NAAC’s peer team also praised the university’s efforts and projects like ‘Harithalayam’, which ensures sustainable development and food security.