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Grade boost for college prospect

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Naac) has accorded Ram Dayalu Singh College grade “B” following an evaluation and pledged to set up a centre of excellence for higher studies at the institute.

Ram Dayalu Singh College is a constituent unit of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University in the district.

The council, a unit of University Grants Commission (UGC), had conducted the evaluation in December 2012.

Naac director H.A. Ranganath informed Ram Dayalu Singh College principal Amrendra Yadav about the evaluation outcome in a letter on Sunday.

Yadav told The Telegraph on Monday that the council has pledged to create a centre of excellence for higher studies at Ram Dayalu Singh College and hinted at facilitating a grant of Rs 35 crore.

University registrar AKP Mishra said the authorities had sent a letter to Naac in August last year and deposited a fee of Rs 10 lakh for the evaluation of the colleges and the postgraduate departments.

The team inspected the postgraduate departments in September 2012. The remaining 39 colleges would be evaluated soon, Mishra said, adding that the UGC had made it clear that it would bestow the annual grants under 12th Five-Year Plan following the recommendations of Naac.

The benefits that the Ram Dayalu Singh College would enjoy following the new grading include setting up of a science research centre and laboratories equipped with all modern facilities, sources in the institute said.

“The college has adequate space and needed requisite infrastructure to develop the centre,” Yadav quoted Ranganath’s letter as saying.

Several vocational and community education courses will be introduced in the college following the change in its status. Naac has also approved of setting up a central computer centre with around 100 computers and Internet facilities to impart quality education to students.


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