What is NAAC accreditation?
The National Assessment and Accreditation
council was established in 1994 to address these concerns. It is established by University Grants Commission (UGC) and has its headquarters in Bangalore. This autonomous institution ensures that the quality of the higher education is maintained at the set standards.
India is one of the largest countries which follow a diverse education system in the world. Many different factors such as expansion, increasing autonomy, privatization of sectors and introduction of new programmes have improved the accessibility to higher education. But this gave rise to concerns related to quality and relevance of the higher education.
In order to differentiate similar institutes across India there was need of some quality standard. Such standards can help students and parents to understand quality of the education offered by the institute. In case of other industries there are various quality standards like ISO for any organization, CMM for software companies. Quality standards provide details of how various organizational processes are managed effectively and transparent way of information exchange.
Curricular aspects, infrastructure and learning resources, administration/governance for various aspects of pre admission, admission
etc, and innovative practices are some of the key parameters for NAAC Accreditation.
Students can evaluate various institutes based on NAAC Accreditation Grade. It will definitely help student to take decision about admission to any educational institute.
Benefits of NAAC
NAAC accreditation is specific to education sector. It defines various parameters to grade educational institutes. Such grading system is good way to attract students to the courses offered by the institute.
NAAC accreditation is mandatory for all the higher education institutions such as colleges, universities, etc. NAAC provides grades to these institutions which help the students to choose the best institute for pursuing higher education.
Here are a few benefits of NAAC Accreditation:
It helps to understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the particular educational institution
It helps to identify the core internal areas of planning and resource allocation
It helps to analyse the data and outcome so that the funding agencies can decide which higher education institution they would like to fund.
It helps to initiate modern or innovative methods of pedagogy
Thus NAAC accreditation helps the education institutes to receive a direction and identity to function. It is thus a reliable source which offers authentic information about the quality of education offered by the higher education institute.
In the coming years such accreditation is going to be the norm to differentiate various institutes. Transparent and effective admission process
, learning mechanism, administration management are some of the important parameters considered while grading any institute.
Curricular aspects, infrastructure and learning resources, administration/governance for various aspects of pre admission, admission etc, and innovative practices are some of the key parameters for NAAC Accreditation.
NAAC assesses the higher education institutes based on different parameter such as Teaching, learning and evaluation, Student support and progression, infrastructure and learning resources, Curricular Aspects, Research, Innovations & Extension, Institutional Values & Best Practices and Governance, Leadership & Management.