Seminars / Conferences
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
NAAC is an autonomous
instituting established by the UGC in 1994. The prime agenda of NAAC is
to assess and accredit institutions of higher learning with all
objective of helping them to work continuously to improve the quality of
education. NAAC is a member of the International Network for Quality
Assurance Agencies in Higher Education comprising of over 120 different
national agencies engaged in Assessment, Accreditation and Academic
Criteria for Assessment:
(1) Curricular Aspects
(2) Teaching learning and Evaluation
(3) Research consultancy and Extension.
(4) Infrastructure and learning Resources.
(5) Student support and progression.
(6) Organisation and management.
(7) Healthy Practices
Process for Assessment and
1. Preparation of the self-study Report by the
Institution/ department based the parameters defined by NAAC.
2. Validation of self-study Report by a team of peers through an on-site
visit, presentation of a detailed quality report to the institution.
3. The final decision an assessment and accreditations by the Executive
Committee of NAAC.
4. The accreditation process involves a preparation of a self-study
report by the college and validation of this report by three to four
members peer team consisting of vice-chancellors. Principals, Deans and
Senior teachers, state. Based on the detailed criterior-wise evaluation
considering several parameters and the key aspects the percentage
institutional scores will be arrived at institutions scoring above 55%
will only be accredited.
In addition, an inn-depth analysis of the colleges; strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and areas of concerns will be presented to the
college and discuss with the College authorities. The accreditation
status is valid for a period of five years.
NAAC is at present processing the assessment and accreditation of a
large number of colleges from all over the country. The UGC and MHRD
have notified that all colleges have to submit the self-study report for
the process of assessment and accreditation before December 2003.
1. Quality sustenance and promotion by sensitizing
institutions to concepts such as credit transfer, student mobility,
2. Networking among accredited institutions in order to promote exchange
of best practices.
3. Formation of Quality circles for follow-up of a accreditation
4. State-wise analysis of accreditation results for policy initiatives.
5. Promoting the concept of lead colleges and cluster of colleges for
6. Project grants for accredited institutions for quality innovations.
7. Financial support to accredited institution for conducting
seminars/conferences/workshops on quality issues in Higher Education.
8. Developing international linkages for mutual recognitions.
9. Collaborating with other national professional bodies for
accreditation of specialized subjects.
10. NAAK Distance Education Council joint venture for accreditation of
open Universities and Correspondence courses.
11. State-level coordination Committees for Accreditation.
12. National Consultative Committees on Accreditation in different
13. Interaction with other agencies to develop a National Qualifications
14. Development of Date-base expertise and Infrastructure.
15. Training programmes for quality promotion and excellence in Higher
16. NAAC-NCTE joint activity for self-appraisal and Accreditation of
Teacher Education Institutions.
17. Post-Accreditation Review and Quality Sustenance in Accredited
18. Accreditation and TQM in Collegiate Education: MOU with government
19. CII-NAAC Higher Education Summits.
1. Helps the institutions to know strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities through an informed review.
2. Identifies internal areas of planning and resource allocations.
3. Enhances Collegiality on the campus.
4. The outcome of the process provides the funding agencies with
objectives and systematic database for performance funding.
5. Initiates institution into innovative and modem methods of pedagogy.
6. Given the institution a new sense of direction and identity.
7. Provides the society with reliable information on the quality of
education offered by the institution.
8. Employers have access to information on standards in recruitment.
9. Promotes intra-institutional and inter-institutional interactions.