The NAAC (NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It is established to provide and maintain the standard of the higher education in India. The NAAC was established in 1994 and it operates from Bangalore headquarters.
The Accreditation process of NAAC :-
As education play vital role to the society of the country, the quality of the education must be monitored. To understand the quality of the education NAAC play great role by accreditation process. The accreditation indicates the particular institute or university meets the standards of the quality in terms of performance, infrastructure , teaching, learning resources , Faculty, research organisation, governance , financial well being and student services .
Institutes are graded by NAAC in the accreditation process. The four grade A, B , C and D assign to the institute denoting Very good, Good, Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory levels respectively. NAAC follows the process of Grade accreditation only and does not undertake threshold accreditation, i.e the Grade is only a relative value assigned to a university and does not denote an absolute attribute of quality.
Till Now only 172 universities are accredited form 612 present in India. In the total number, 67 – A grade, 99-B grade and only 6 are C grade.