December 15, 2014

LS College, Muzaffarpur creates history, gets ‘A’ grade accreditation from NAAC

All current as well as old students of historical L S College, Muzaffarpur has a reason to cheer on as college has been awarded A grade by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), the only college of north Bihar region to get 'A' grade accreditation with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.05 marks on a 4 point scale. Under the new grading system, CGPA reflects the quality status of higher educational institutions.  College principal Dr. Amarendra Narayan Yadav on Sunday received the mail from NAAC confirming the gradation. Due to this achievement, College has opened new channelfor massive financial assistance from University Grants Commission (UGC) for its all-round development in teaching and research work. Accreditation result was announced in the 66th meeting of Standing committee, constituted by the executive council of NAAC on December 10, 2014.

College administration, under the able leadership of Principal Dr. Amarendra Narayan Yadav and NAAC Co-ordinator Dr. Bhajnandan Pd. Singh had made all out efforts to impress upon NAAC peer team during its visit in college from 20 to 22 November, 2014 for validation of the self study report, submitted by college earlier. Team visited all departments and interacted with the teaching and non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents. They also visited all the support facilities, playground, hostels, canteen etc.  Established in 1899 and affiliated to Calcutta University in 1900 and subsequently to Patna University in 1917, L S College became a part of Bihar University in 1952, when it was opened here in 1952 after its bifurcation from Patna University. Post-graduate was separated from this college in 1979 for a brief period but was restored in 1984.

College principal Dr. Amarendra Narayan Yadav congratulated the entire staff and students of the college. He said, 'The college is running a number of vocational courses along with 22 conventional subjects. 'A' grade accreditation by NAAC has motivated the college to achieve autonomous status, campus placement facilities and introduction of MCA and MBA courses also during the next year.' 

LS College has the distinction of being a part of Indian freedom movement because of the visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the college on April 11, 1917, before launching his Champaran Satyagraha against the British rule. He stayed here for 5 days and prepared detailed planned for Chaparan Satyagrah. The well inside the campus, popularly known as a "Gandhi-Kup', where he took his bath, is still preserved as a historical monument. The college also boasts of becoming an institution where luminaries like the first President of India Rajendra Prasad, JB Kriplani, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, HB Malkani, HR Ghoshal, YJ Taraporwala, Austin Smith, Jagannath Mishra etc worked as its faculty members. Its huge and magnificent building had been built on the model of Balliol College of Oxford. It has a spacious playground and well-equipped laboratories for science practical classes. 

(With input of TOI news items, dated 14/12/2014)

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