The Accreditation Process in India is meant for higher educational institutes. The apex body that carries out the accreditation process is called the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The NAAC has been established to assess institutes based on their quality and performance in providing education.
Benefits of Accreditation
- Helps the institution to know its strengths,weaknesses and opportunities through an informed review process.
- To identify internal areas of planning and resource allocation.
- Enhances collegiality on the campus.
- Outcome provides funding agencies objective data for performance funding.
- Initiates institutions into innovative and modern methods of pedagogy.
- Gives institutions a new sense of direction and identity.
- Provides society with reliable information on quality of education offered.
- Employers have access to information on the quality of education offered to potential recruiters.
- Promotes intra and inter-institutional interactions.
The Peer team of the NAAC offers accreditation status to the institutes that fulfill the criteria of the Council. If the score of a particular institute is more than 55% then it is considered for accreditation. The accreditation status is offered to the respective institute in the form of grades viz. A, A+, B, B+ etc.