Odisha Channel Bureau
BHUBANESWAR: The three-day visit of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team to assess the performance of the Central University of Orissa (CUO) at Sunabeda in Odisha’s Koraput district ended on Saturday.
It is for the first time that the NAAC peer team visited the university in eight years of its establishment.
The three day visit of the team concluded with the exit meeting at the main campus of the university at Sunabeda.
The peer team consisted of four members headed by renowned academician and former Director of NAAC A. N. Rai. Other members were V. Rhymend Uthariaraj, R. K. Trivedi and P. K. Srivastav.
Prof. Rai thanked the university community for cooperation in their assessment and suggested the university community to work hard to take the institution to a higher level in the country. He also presented a copy of the confidential report to Vice-Chancellor Sachidananda Mohanty.
Prof. Mohanty thanked the Chairman of the NAAC peer team and its members for their visit and valuable suggestion. Since its inception this is the first time the CUO has been assessed by NAAC for accreditation, he said.
The Vice-Chancellor assured to implement the suggestions given by the NAAC peer team for the growth of the university. He also thanked the NAAC steering committee of the university for organising the visit successfully.
The NAAC peer team started their assessment on Thursday with Prof. Mohanty making a presentation about the progress and achievements of the university.
He also presented the various challenges the university encountering in present scenario and put forward the future plan of the university and the mission and vision of its establishment.
All the 14 departments of the university also presented their activities.
The NAAC team visited all the concerned departments and assessed the facilities provided to the students and faculties.
They also visited the places of common facilities provided by the university such as hostels, library, computer centres, health centre, canteen and other facilities.
During the visit, the team also visited the Centre for Tribal Welfare and Community Development of the University at Koraput and the five villages adopted by the university at Sunabeda.