The NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It is an outcome of the recommendations of the National Policy in Education (1986) that laid special emphasis on upholding the quality of higher education in India.
The vision of the NAAC is:
To make quality the defining element of higher education in India through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives. The mission statements of the NAAC aim at translating the NAAC's vision into reality, defining the following key tasks of the organisation:
•To arrange for periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education or units thereof, or specific academic programme or projects.
•To stimulate the academic environment for promotion of quality of teaching learning and research in higher education institutions.
•To encourage self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and innovations in higher education.
•To undertake quality-related research studies, consultancy and training programme.
•To collaborate with other stakeholders of higher education for quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance.
The first accreditation process of the institution was in the month of Feb i.e. on 5-6 Feb, 2004; and reaccredited in January 2013. Now institution is going through its Third Cycle of Re-Accreditation process.