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National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous institution established by the University Grants Commission (UGC), under Section 12-ccc of the UGC Act of 1956, for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions (HEIs) of the country. It is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960, Karnataka Societies Registration Rules of 1961 and is headquartered in Bangalore.
Presently, NAAC is undertaking the evaluation of the overall functioning of the institution, which comprises of the governance structure and all its academic units i.e., Schools, Departments and Centres, based on identified criteria. This is referred to as institutional accreditation.
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) which have a record of at least two batches of students who graduated or have been in existence for six years, whichever is earlier, are eligible to apply for the process of Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) of NAAC. For more specific details the website may be referred to.
The Self-Study Report is in an online format. It has the following sections.
- Executive Summary
- Profile of the Institution.
- Quality Indicators Framework (QIF) comprising of Data Templates/Documents (Quantitative and Qualitative)
- Evaluative Report of Departments (University and Autonomous College).
The duration of the peer team visit will depend on the size and complexity of the unit of assessment. But normally it may vary from 2 days for colleges and 3 days for Universities.
Yes. Once the final decision is given, the institution may make public the report on its accredited status. The public disclosure should reflect the spirit of the entire report and the outcome should not be distorted in any communication/documentation.