India has one of the largest and diverse education systems in the world. Privatization, widespread expansion, increased autonomy and introduction of Programmes in new and emerging areas have improved access to higher education. At the same time, it has also led to widespread concern on the quality and relevance of the higher education. To address these concerns, the National Policy on Education (NPE, 1986) and the Programme of Action (PoA, 1992) spelt out strategic plans for the policies, advocated the establishment of an independent National accreditation agency. Consequently, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994 as an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC) with its Head Quarter in Bengaluru. The mandate of NAAC as reflected in its vision statement is in making quality assurance an integral part of the functioning of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The NAAC functions through its General Council (GC) and Executive Committee (EC) comprising educational administrators, policy makers and senior academicians from a cross-section of Indian higher education system. The Chairperson of the UGC is the President of the GC of the NAAC, the Chairperson of the EC is an eminent academician nominated by the President of GC (NAAC). The Director is the academic and administrative head of NAAC and is the member-secretary of both the GC and the EC. In addition to the statutory bodies that steer its policies and core staff to support its activities NAAC is advised by the advisory and consultative committees constituted from time to time.

NAAC Process

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      1. Accreditation Results - 4th March, 2019
      2. Notification of Vacancy for the Post of Deputy Adviser, NAAC on deputation or contract basis and Assistant Adviser (Direct)
      3. Pilot study on Yoga Programme Accreditation
      4. NAAC Manual for Self Study Report-Open Universities (Draft)
      5. NAAC Process video Tutorial
      6. Call Centre / Feedback Monitoring Cell (FMC) at NAAC

      Notice to Higher Education Institutions

      1. Cautionary note to the HEIs not to upload the data in Google drive and other sources
      2. Autonomous Colleges- Eligibility and Extension of Validity
      3. Issue Management System (IMS)
      4. Modified time line for submission of Self Study Report (SSR)
      5. Policy to withdraw Accreditation applications by HEIs
      6. Notification : Validity Period
      7. Non Applicable Metrics
      8. Discontinuation of Assessment & Accreditation of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs)
      9. Extension of validity of Accreditation period from 5 years to 7 years
      10. Extension of validity of accreditation for high performing institutions
      11. Delinking unapproved offcampus
      12. Notice to Public
      13. Video Recording for all onsite visits from first interaction till the Exit meeting
      14. Cautionary note to Higher Education Institutions


      1. Submission of Online AQAR
      2. Guidelines for Grievance Redressal (Appeals) and Intent for Appeal
      3. Bibliometric data validation methodology of NAAC (For Universities and Autonomous Colleges)
      4. The new guideline for the creation of IQAC and AQAR
      5. Guidelines for Appeals Mechanism
      6. Procedure for academic collaboration for seminar without Financial Support
      7. Office Memorandum: TA & Sitting Fee Payable to Officials and Non-Official Members/Experts
      8. Guidelines for Institutions to opt out 'Non Applicable Metrics'
      9. Centralised Complaints Management Committee (CCMC) to deal with complaints pertaining to Assessment and Accreditation process of NAAC

      General Queries
      +91-80-23005100, 111
      Call Centre / FMC
      080- 23005200
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      All registered users of NAAC are requested to use only Support/Helpdesk (in portal) for reporting any kind of queries/issues
      Call Centre Timing
      9.15 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5.45 pm on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and government holidays

      NAAC Delhi Office
      +91-11-23239332, 333, 340

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