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.

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  1. NAAC Public Notice
  2. NAAC Public Notice

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  1. Extension of Timeline for Submission of Pending AQAR’s (i.e., Data Collection Years 2016-17 to 2022-23)
  2. Server maintenance activity
  3. Extension of Timeline for Submission of Pending AQAR’s (i.e., Data Collection Years 2016-17 to 2021-22)
  4. Extension of Timeline for Submission of Pending AQAR’s (i.e., Data Collection Years 2016-17 to 2021-22)
  5. REVISED FEE STRUCTURE (w.e.f. April 01, 2023)
  6. Notification on Revised Logistic Deposit (w.e.f. April 01, 2021)
  7. Notification regarding closure of Extension of validity of Accreditation period
  8. Notification regarding Cluster Universities

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  1. Guidelines for Bibliometric Data (Publication) Validation applicable for Universities, Autonomous Colleges and Health Science Institutes
  2. Guidelines for Grievance Redressal (Appeals)
  3. Revised Guidelines for Centralised Complaints Management Committee (CCMC)
  4. Revised Guidelines for Grievance Redressal (Appeals)
  5. Incorporation of Preparedness for NEP 2020 in the AQAR Guidelines from the Academic Year 2021-22
  6. Guidelines Peer Team (Assessors)
  7. Revised Guidelines for Grievance Redressal (Appeals-old)
  8. Feedback by Assessor
  9. Feedback by Institution
  10. NAAC Onsite Peer Team Visit Guideline(Considering Covid-19 pandemic)
  11. Undertaking by the Peer Team Member and HEIs
  12. Bibliometric data validation methodology of NAAC (For Universities and Autonomous Colleges)
  13. The new guideline for the creation of IQAC and AQAR
  14. Procedure for academic collaboration for seminar without Financial Support
  15. Office Memorandum: TA & Sitting Fee Payable to Officials and Non-Official Members/Experts
  16. Centralised Complaints Management Committee (CCMC) to deal with complaints pertaining to Assessment and Accreditation process of NAAC

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