The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

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 on Education (1986) that laid special emphasis on upholding the quality of higher education in India.

Any institution of higher education imparting instruction at degree level and above shall be eligible for assessment by NAAC, provided the institution works under the relevant provisions and discipline of some university established under the Indian law, at least as regards the programmes / courses to be assessed.
 
- Contributed by Vaibhav Agarwal