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NLSIU secures lower 3.06 GPA with NAAC • Will appeal over new metrics after Nalsar, NLU Delhi, RGNUL, NLUO scored higher before

The previous NAAC rankings, as at April 2018
The previous NAAC rankings, as at April 2018

The National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) has completed its assessment of NLSIU Bangalore, awarding it an A grade but a lower composite score than Nalsar Hyderabad, NLU Delhi, RGNUL Patiala and NLUO Cuttack, while Jindal Global University scored a 3.26.

NAAC assigned a rating of 3.06 out of 4 to the oldest national law university (NLU), whereas RGNUL and NLUO obtained 3.32. NLU Delhi stood at 3.59 and Nalsar has previously obtained the highest score, with 3.6.

NLSIU vice chancellor (VC) Prof Venkata Rao told us that the lower score might be the result of the new NAAC scheme, under which NLSIU is the only law school to have applied so far, whereas the other law schools had still been assessed under the old scheme.

He said that NLSIU would file an appeal with NAAC challenging these scores.

NLSIU coordinator of accreditations Ashok Patil told us that under the old scheme of applying for accreditation, evaluation was based entirely on the observations of the NAAC team visiting campuses. Under the new scheme, under which NLSIU is the first law school to have applied under, only 30% of the score was accrued to the on campus visit, said Patil.

The remaining assessment was done on the basis of submissions made online.

The latest 26 September 2018 standing committee recommendations
The latest 26 September 2018 standing committee recommendations

NLS had been recognised in April 2018 as the best among 71 law schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) , but just by a negligible margin above NLU Delhi.

As we had reported in August, one minor report in the NAAC paper submissions from NLSIU had been in-part plagiarised but later corrected.

NLS had missed out on the first wave of NAAC accreditations, having applied later than others, and lost out earlier this year on a possible grant of full autonomy by the NAAC - a status that had been granted to Nalsar and NLU Delhi in March.

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