NAAC Accreditation: The Highest Achievable Grade
Parul University, located in Vadodara, India, has recently received an A++ grade with a CGPA of 3.55 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), making it the youngest private university in India to attain such a higher grade in its first assessment cycle. This achievement showcases the University’s dedication to strengthening its academic offerings and research. The NAAC assessment covered various parameters, including teaching-learning methods, research and innovation policies, infrastructure, placements, and pedagogy, among others. The NAAC Peer Team interacted with the students, faculty members, alumni, and industry partners, which contributed significantly to the cumulative score.
Salient Features of Parul University’s Teaching-Learning Methods
Parul University’s salient features include developing a multidisciplinary campus, a robust student support system, an ecosystem for building entrepreneurs, gender inclusiveness, an eco-friendly environment, a robust research policy, delivering holistic health & healthcare for all, among others. The University has cultivated and implemented academic policies and distinctive and best practices, making significant impressions on Gujarat’s and India’s scope of higher education through its endeavours in research, industry centrism, innovation, internationalisation, healthcare and community development.
Contributions of Parul University to State and National Innovation Ecosystem
The NAAC assessment focused on the key parameters such as the University’s curriculum design and development procedures, the teaching innovations employed, student-teacher profiles, research promotional policies, innovation practices, extension initiatives, governance structures, healthcare services, gender equity, environmental consciousness, among others. Parul University’s unique research policies for EMR and IMR funding, incentive structures, consultancy initiatives, and collaborative projects with State, National and Global funding agencies like Indian Council for Medical Research ICMR, National Human Rights Commision, AICTE, Royal Academy of have contributed to its progression in the areas of assessment.
The University’s efforts have also made significant contributions to the State and National innovation ecosystem with start-ups, in-campus and city-based incubation centres, along with innovation facilities such as its unique fabrication laboratory. Parul University has made exemplary strides in its student and faculty mobility programs with 58 global partnerships and its unique student diversities with students from 68 countries.
Parul University’s Healthcare Ecosystem: NABH Teaching Hospitals and Clinical Training
To further the scope of healthcare through holistic care, the University’s 7 NABH teaching hospitals have been effectively catering to the healthcare needs of the communities while acting as platforms for clinical training. Parul University has been focusing its efforts towards providing the highest form of enrichment to its students while at the same time ensuring the capacity building of its faculties through distinct academic establishments, including its skills and simulation centre, Pragya, fabrication laboratory, DISR recognized research & development centre, NABL accredited medical clinical lab, industry-linked centres of excellence, among other resources.
The University’s President, Dr. Devanshu Patel, expressed his pride in the University’s continuous efforts in ensuring quality education, witnessing a significant trajectory of growth and development. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Amit Ganatra, said that the University’s achievement is truly a significant milestone in the University’s journey towards offering the most quality-centred academic experience, and it will continue reinforcing its practices and policies in maintaining this standard. Dr. Geetika Patel, the University’s Vice President, Quality, Research and Health Services, expressed that this A++ accreditation is a stamp of quality for the collective strides made towards delivering the highest quality in education.
Stamp of Quality: Parul University’s Collective Strides in Delivering Quality Education
Parul University’s recent achievement of the A++ grade by the NAAC is a significant milestone in its journey towards offering quality education. The University’s efforts in research, industry centrism, innovation, internationalisation, healthcare and community development have made lasting and significant impressions on Gujarat’s and India’s scope of higher education. Parul University’s dedication to providing the highest form of enrichment to its students and ensuring the capacity building of its faculties is indeed commendable.