National Assessment and Accreditation Council

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council
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NAAC logo
Agency overview
Formed 1994
Jurisdiction India India
Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Agency executive
Parent department MHRD
Parent agency UGC
Website www.naac.gov.in

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an organisation that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India. It is an autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission of Government of India headquartered in Bangalore.

History[edit]

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 Plan of Action (POA-1992) laid out strategic plans for the policies including the establishment of an independent national accreditation body.[2][3] Consequently, the NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bangalore.

Grading[edit]

Institutions wishing to be accredited are graded:[4]

Range of institutional CGPA Letter Grade Performance Descriptor
3.01-4.00 A Very Good (Accredited)
2.01-3.00 B Good (Accredited)
1.51-2.00 C Satisfactory (Accredited)
≤ 1.50 D Unsatisfactory (Not Accredited)

The seven criteria based on which the grading is done are:

  1. Promotion of Research
  2. Resource Mobilization for Research
  3. Research Facilities
  4. Research Publications and Awards
  5. Consultancy
  6. Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility
  7. Collaborations

Accreditations[edit]

As of November 2015, the NAAC has accredited the following number of institutions in India.[5]

South[edit]

  1. Andhra Pradesh - 5 Universities, 159 Colleges
  2. Telangana - 4 Universities, 112 Colleges
  3. Karnataka - 15 Universities, 411 Colleges
  4. Kerala - 4 Universities, 135 Colleges
  5. Puducherry - 2 Universities, 14 Colleges
  6. Tamil Nadu - 35 Universities, 497 Colleges

West[edit]

  1. Gujarat - 7 Universities, 177 Colleges
  2. Goa - 1 University, 18 Colleges
  3. Madhya Pradesh - 8 Universities, 118 Colleges
  4. Maharashtra - 24 Universities, 720 Colleges

North[edit]

  1. Delhi - 11 Universities, 20 Colleges
  2. Haryana - 6 Universities, 193 Colleges
  3. Himachal Pradesh - 1 University, 31 Colleges
  4. Jammu Kashmir - 2 Universities, 49 Colleges
  5. Punjab - 4 Universities, 124 Colleges
  6. Chandigarh - 6 Colleges
  7. Rajasthan - 9 Universities, 127 Colleges
  8. Uttarakhand - 4 Universities, 33 Colleges
  9. Uttar Pradesh - 17 Universities, 377 Colleges

East[edit]

  1. Arunachal Pradesh - 1 University, 5 Colleges
  2. Assam - 3 Universities, 90 Colleges
  3. Bihar - 3 Universities, 45 Colleges
  4. Chhattisgarh - 3 Universities, 49 Colleges
  5. Jharkhand - 16 Colleges
  6. Manipur - 13 Colleges
  7. Meghalaya - 9 Colleges
  8. Mizoram - 1 University, 11 Colleges
  9. Nagaland - 1 University, 11 Colleges
  10. Odisha - 3 Universities, 70 Colleges,
  11. Sikkim - 1 University, 2 Colleges
  12. Tripura - 1 University, 5 Colleges
  13. West Bengal - 3 Universities, 101 Colleges

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Director NAAC". NAAC. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "NAAC - An Overview", National Assessment and Accreditation Council, retrieved 2012-04-10 
  3. ^ "Higher Education in India". Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Grading (NAAC)". www.naac.gov.in. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Institutions with valid accreditation (as on 16/11/2015)". http://www.naac.gov.in/. Retrieved 23 January 2016.  External link in |website= (help)

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