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.

Important Notification:

  • Notification to all HEI's and Assessor's regarding cancellation of scheduled Peer Team Visit due to COVID-19

  • Notification to all Higher Education Institution's regarding shutdown due to COVID-19

  • In view of government's directive for prevention of spreading of corona virus and lock down of all activities till 14 April 2020, the last date for applying for the post of Deputy adviser online for the advertisement vide No.01/NAAC/Admin/Rect/2020 Dt.28/02/2020 is extended upto 21/04/2020.

  • "The revised manuals for general institutions i.e., University, Autonomous College, Affiliated College (both UG & PG) will be applicable to HEIs which submit IIQA on or after January 1st 2020 only. Kindly Click here for revised manuals "

    Clarification Regarding Revised Manual

    NAAC Process

    Forthcoming Events See all Event Report

      Forthcoming NAAC Sponsored Seminars See all Sponsored Seminar Reports



        1. Notification regarding extension of AQAR submission to NAAC up to 15-06-2020
        2. Application invited for Academic Consultant on contract basis to NAAC
        3. Accreditation Results- 14th February, 2020
        4. Notification of Vacancy for the post of Deputy Adviser (on Deputation basis)
        5. Registration of HEI on NAAC portal
        6. Special Exclusive Interview of Director, NAAC in all India editions of The New Indian Express News Papers (edex)
        7. Invitation from HEI's to submit best practices on Teaching-Learning
        8. NAAC Project Publication Release Ceremony on “Compilation of Good Practices of Quality Assurance Agencies across the Globe”
        9. New York ~ Bengaluru Vision Statement 2019 towards Yoga Higher Education Accreditation released by Hon’ble Minister of HRD and Minister of AYUSH
        10. Release of NAAC Newsletters and Compendium of Activities and Achievements of NAAC


        1. Notification to all HEI's and Assessor's regarding cancellation of scheduled Peer Team Visit due to COVID-19
        2. Notification to all Higher Education Institution's regarding shutdown due to COVID-19
        3. Notification for Health Science Institutions (both Universities and Colleges)
        4. Notification for email messages to registered users and survey attendees.
        5. Notification to Dual Mode Universities(2)
        6. Notification to Dual Mode Universities(1)
        7. Notification to Pharmacy Colleges
        8. Notification to Affiliated Colleges
        9. Clarification Regarding Revised Manual
        10. Notification to Universities (Dual Mode)
        11. Fee Structure of A & A process for Teacher education Institutions
        12. UGC notified circular regarding 'UGC - CARE Reference List of Quality Journals'
        13. Notification to Health Science Institutions
        14. Footnote/cautionary note to the Peer Team members while on Peer Team Visit
        15. The second level DVV clarification is on hold
        16. Cautionary note to the HEIs not to upload / provide additional information after submission of SSR/DVV clarification by email or through IMS
        17. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Data Verification and Validation (DVV) relating to Health Sciences Universities and Colleges in RAF. (Applicable for all cycles and for Re-Assessment)
        18. Bhagawant University, Sikar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan is black listed by barring the said university from the A&A process of NAAC
        19. Cautionary note to the HEIs not to upload the data in Google drive and other sources
        20. Autonomous Colleges- Eligibility and Extension of Validity
        21. Issue Management System (IMS)
        22. Modified time line for submission of Self Study Report (SSR)
        23. Policy to withdraw Accreditation applications by HEIs
        24. Notification : Validity Period
        25. Non Applicable Metrics
        26. Extension of validity of Accreditation period from 5 years to 7 years
        27. Extension of validity of accreditation for high performing institutions
        28. Delinking unapproved offcampus
        29. Notice to Public
        30. Video Recording for all onsite visits from first interaction till the Exit meeting
        31. Cautionary note to Higher Education Institutions


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

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