Amritsar Group of Colleges feels proud to announce that the college has been awarded the NAAC 'A' Grade. This is the Third (3rd)cycle of NAAC accreditation for the institute. AGC is the First Autonomous College in Punjab offering various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering, technology, pharmacy, and law. The college follows the syllabi and curriculum prescribed by the I.K.G. Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala to which it is affiliated.
Ensuring the effective implementation of the curricula, AGC assesses the learning level of the students by providing them practical exposure to multinational companies and other learning opportunities worldwide.
The process of NAAC accreditation takes place once in five years and all University Grants Commission (UGC)-recognized colleges have to submit a self-study report that is reviewed by a peer team from NAAC on the basis of which the final grade is given.Despite the challenges faced in the past few years due to COVID Pandemic, the college has ensured continuity in learning and progress using the virtual medium of learning and smart technology.
NAAC’s A grade serves as a ‘Very Good performance’ indicator and certifies AGC for excellence across seven parameters. This includes Teaching-learning and evaluation; Curricular aspect; Infrastructure and learning resources; Governance, leadership and management; Research, innovation and extension; Student support and progression; and Institutional values and best practices.
AGC has set up a continuously sustained environment through its improved academic and research quality, following the institute’s accreditation with NAAC A grade.
Advocate Sh. Amit Sharma, Chairman and CEO- Amritsar Group of Colleges said, "It is a great achievement for our institution to get NAAC Grade A for the third consecutive time," The college, he said, will work to further strengthen its infrastructure so that it can secure even better grades in future. Director Finance Madam Ragini Sharma shared a congratulatory message to everyone involved in getting the accreditation. She said, “The successful NAAC visit was only possible due to the unwavering support, constant cooperation and display of excellent work ethic by every single member of the college before, during and after the visit.”
Managing Director Dr. Rajneesh Arora said, " NAAC accreditation is a stepping stone for the college. The NAAC grade instills great confidence among all including students, their parents, faculty and all involved. Going forward, the A grade opens many possibilities for the college in attaining a good position in the industry through the record placements.
Principal Dr. V. K. Banga said," It is a matter of great pride for the college, which is considered as one of the leading colleges in Amritsar, to receive such a rating from NAAC. The college has a bright and historic tradition of knowledge and enlightenment, through which it is touching the glory of the sky in providing the best education to its aspirants.
According to the Official website of NAAC, the council conducts assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) such as colleges, universities or other recognized institutions to derive an understanding of the ‘Quality Status’ of the institution. “NAAC evaluates the institutions for its conformance to the standards of quality in terms of its performance related to the educational processes and outcomes, curriculum coverage, teaching-learning processes, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organization, governance, financial well-being and student services,” said the website.