The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994. NAAC accreditation is mandatory for all the higher learning institutes in India. Those institutes which are NAAC-accredited in India are eligible for UGC grants.
If there is no NAAC accreditation, universities will not get UGC grants, RUSA grants, financial aid etc. NAAC accreditation is an indication of the quality of the institute in terms of education, infrastructure, research, teaching & learning etc. Institutes with top NAAC grades such as 'A++', 'A+' and 'A' are being considered as the best institutes
Benefits of NAAC Accreditation for Institutions
1. NAAC accreditation helps the institutes to know its strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses.
2. The internal areas of planning and allocation of resources will also be identified.
3. NAAC accreditation will help the institute in getting funds from the funding agencies.
4. NAAC grade will help institutes to modernise methods of pedagogy.
Benefits to students:
1. In simple terms, NAAC accreditation will help the student to assess all the Institute for the quality of education, research output, teaching-learning, infrastructure etc.
2. NAAC grade helps students to choose the best institute
3. NAAC grade also determines the value of degree offered by the higher learning institutes
4. Better placement chances for the students studied in premier institutes with higher NAAC grading.