NAAC stands for the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. They conduct annual assessments and accreditations of Higher Educational Institutions that include colleges and universities and give them a ‘Quality Status’. This ‘Quality Status’ helps people understand the quality of education provided at the institution.
The NAAC awards their ‘Quality Status’ based on several categories, such as the educational system, the student’s outcome, teaching-learning processes, curriculum coverage, faculty, research, infrastructure, student services, and well-being.
There are multiple engineering colleges in Kerala that are NAAC accredited. Some of the most popular ones are as follows:
- Amal Jyothi College of Engineering
Amal Jyothi College of Engineering is the first engineering college in Kerala of the new generation. It is also the first engineering college to have the prestigious NAAC accreditation with an ‘A’ grade. The college was also approved by the AICTE, which is the All India Council for Technical Education. It is also affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram. It is considered to be one of the top engineering colleges in Kerala.
The college offers courses in B. Tech with 840 seats, M. Tech with 159 seats, MCA with 180 seats, and PhD programs. The college has a 65-acre campus with 13 departments, 21 programs, 22 Industry tie-ups. The college holds over 3000 students and 400 staff members. The campus is known for its world-class infrastructure, high pass percentage, top-flight faculty, etc.
Under B. Tech you have courses like Chemical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering, etc. Under M. Tech you have Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Machine Design, Structural Engineering & Construction Management, etc. Under MCA you have MCA for 2 years as well as MCA Integrated for 5 years. Candidates need to have passed Higher Secondary Examination from a recognized board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. The candidates need to have acquired 45% marks in the above subjects to get admission. They can apply for admission online as well as by visiting the college.
- University of Calicut
The University of Calicut is the largest university in the entirety of Kerala. It was established in 1968 and has been a model for upcoming universities. The sole purpose of the university is to nurture excellence in education and research. The university is known for developing quality human resources and promoting productive research. This not only helps the students but also helps the communities around.
The University of Calicut has 30 post-graduate departments and is one of the top engineering colleges in Kerala. It has become a symbol of enlightenment for many students across North Kerala. The university’s courses include Women Studies, Chemistry, Commerce and Management Studies, English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, etc.
The university offers B. A programs such as B. A Geography, B. A English Language and Literature, B.A Music, B.A Veena, B.A Psychology, B. A Economics, etc. Students need to have passed HSE from a recognized board. The admission can be done online or by consulting the administration office at the university.
- Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology received an ‘A’ grade from the NAAC. For Technology, you have Department of Computer Applications, Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics, Department of Instrumentation, International School of Photonics, etc. You also have Environmental Studies, Humanities, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences, etc.
For the B. Tech courses, students need to have a 10+2 passed certificate from a recognized board. They will also need to have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects during their 10+2. The maximum age limit is 25 years.
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