IIFT awarded NAAC A+ grade in third assessment cycle

NAAC assessed the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade's performance in curriculum, student support, learning methods, infrastructure, and more.

NAAC peer team visited IIFT campus for third cycle of assessment. (Image: IIFT official press release)NAAC peer team visited IIFT campus for third cycle of assessment. (Image: IIFT official press release)

Vagisha Kaushik | January 9, 2024 | 03:11 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, deemed-to-be university has been accredited with A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in its third assessment cycle.

A five-member peer team of NAAC paid a three-day visit to the IIFT campus between December 5, 2023 and December 7, 2023 for the third cycle of grading. During the visit, the team assessed the institute’s performance in various aspects including curriculum, teaching, learning and evaluation methods, research, innovations, extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance, leadership, management, institutional values and best practices.

The NAAC team visited various departments of IIFT, inspected the facilities of the institute and interacted with the faculties, administrative staff, students, parents and alumni of the institute, IIFT said in an official statement.

“IIFT vice-chancellor professor Satinder Bhatia congratulated and praised the students, teachers, administration, and staff members for their devotion and hard work in obtaining NAAC accreditation for the institute,” the official statement added.

IIFT had received the NAAC ‘A’ grade in the first as well as the second cycle of grading held in 2005 and 2015 respectively. The Institute was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. The institute currently has three campuses in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. It offers full-time, integrated, executive, certificate, doctoral, and off-campus programmes in management along with MA Economics and corporate training.

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