Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT), conducted college of Rashtrsant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, has been awarded ‘A+’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
One of the prestigious colleges in India, LIT was established in 1942. Philanthropist D Laxminarayan donated his property for starting an educational institution in chemical engineering. The Institute, which was started with only one department, had earned its name as one of the best institutions in the country.
It has grown to introduce seven departments. The students of the institute, past, and present, donated generously for its development.
By securing a 3.48 CGPA score the Institute narrowly missed A++ gradation (3.5 and above).
Director of LIT Dr Raju Mankar said that with this gradation the responsibility of the staff has increased. The process of getting autonomy was hindered due to a staff crunch. Efforts are being made to get eligible candidates for filling up the posts of teachers. The UGC and Government eligibility criteria for the highly specialised subjects, is a major problem in getting the right candidate.