MAPUSA: Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao is awarded ‘A’ grade by the
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
The College secured a score of 3.15 out of 4 and became the first College to get the highest score among the colleges in Goa that have been assessed for the 4th cycle of accreditation.
In India, as of now, only 64 colleges have been accredited in 4th cycle and Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s
College and Research Centre now ranks 9′ at National Level.
There are around 40,000 colleges in India. The NAAC Peer Team visited the College on December 1- 2, 2021 and commended the institution for creating a perfect ecosystem for innovation and generation of new knowledge through the conduct of research.
The peer team also appreciated the College for honing the students’ leadership skills through the conduct of various innovative programmes.
Due to these efforts, in the last 5 years, 43 per cent of students were either directly placed through campus recruitment or are pursuing higher education, and 14 students have established their own start-ups.
The outstanding infrastructure sprawled across 80,000 square meters of land offers students a unique opportunity to develop their personalities.
NAAC Peer Team, in its report, said that well-equipped laboratories with modern equipment, solar power, spacious gymkhana and facilities developed for skill development have resulted in students bringing laurels at intercollegiate and university level championships. A number of students also participated in national and international events.
The college Principal Prof. D. B. Arolkar, said that the College has, over last two decades, consistently
designed new initiatives to provide the best education in the state of Goa.
He said that internship, career guidance programmes, guidance for competitive exams, placement, ICT enabled teaching-learning evaluation, the conduct of developmental programmes in 5 villages adopted under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan has contributed to the overall qualitative development of the College.
The College has adopted Alorna, Cassarvornem, Assagao, Hasapur and Chandel villages and conducted
awareness programme on health and hygiene, organic farming and capacity development programmes
for Panchayat Bodies, Self Help Groups and School students and Teachers.
He said that College conducts short term certificate courses in Tally, Banking; Finance and Insurance;
Software Analysis; GST; Internet of Things; Home automation and others for providing additional skills to
the students. The College is a pioneer in starting M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and M.Sc. (Environmental Science) programmes in Goa.
Village Adoption, Waste Management, and popularising Solar Energy are some activities the College is engaged in, the NAAC report said.