National Assessment and Accreditation Council

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Official emblem of NAAC
Agency overview
Formed1994; 28 years ago (1994)
Jurisdiction India
HeadquartersBangalore, Karnataka, India
MottoExcellence • Credibility • Relevance
Agency executive
  • S. C. Sharma, (Director)[1]
Parent departmentMinistry of Education
Parent agencyUGC

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is a government organisation in India that assesses and accredits Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It is an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission and headquartered in Bangalore.[2]


NAAC was established in 1994 in response to recommendations of National Policy in Education (1986). This policy was to "address the issues of deterioration in quality of education", and the Programme of Action (POA-1992) laid out strategic plans for the policies including the establishment of an independent national accreditation body.[3][4] Consequently, the NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bengaluru.


NAAC grades institutes on an eight-grade ladder:[5]

Range of institutional CGPA Letter Grade Performance Descriptor
3.51 – 4.05 A++ Accredited
3.26 – 3.50 A+ Accredited
3.01 – 3.25 A Accredited
2.76 – 3.00 B++ Accredited
2.51 – 2.75 B+ Accredited
2.01 – 2.50 B Accredited
1.51 – 2.00 C Accredited
≤ 1.50 D Not Accredited


As of December 2021, 655 universities and 13316 colleges were accredited by NAAC.[6]


NAAC published a consolidated list of higher education institutions with valid accreditation as of 11 March 2020.[7] The outcome of the recent cycles of accreditation process is tabulated below.

Accredited Colleges — Top Ranked
University State CGPA Accreditation valid up to
Government Mohindra College Punjab 3.86 18/02/2021
B.M.S. College of Engineering Karnataka 3.83 27/03/2024
Subodh College Rajasthan 3.82 29/10/2024
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education Tamil Nadu 3.82 11/09/2022
New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar Maharashtra 3.79 29/10/2022
KTHM College, Nashik Maharashtra 3.79 29/10/2024
St. Joseph's College, Bangalore Karnataka 3.79 29/10/2024
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata West Bengal 3.77 22/01/2024
Cotton College, Guwahati Assam 3.76 04/11/2021
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri Kerala 3.76 15/09/2023
Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 3.75 13/02/2027
Deogiri College, Aurangabad Maharashtra 3.75 16/03/2021
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology Telangana 3.73 15/08/2023
Loyola College of Social Sciences Kerala 3.72 09/12/2021
St. Ann’s College of Education, Mangaluru Karnataka 3.71 09/12/2021


  1. ^ "Director NAAC". NAAC. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ "NAAC - Home". Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  3. ^ "NAAC - An Overview", National Assessment and Accreditation Council, archived from the original on 25 March 2012, retrieved 10 April 2012
  4. ^ "Higher Education in India". Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Assessment Outcome".
  6. ^[bare URL]
  7. ^ "Universities accredited by NAAC whose accreditation period is valid". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Bengaluru. 11 March 2020. Archived from the original on 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.

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