Indian Council of Accreditation & Assessment

इंडियन कौंसिल ऑफ़ एक्रेडिटेशन एंड असेसमेंट

What Is Accreditation ?

Accreditation is an endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB’s) competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities.

In everyday language the terms accreditation and certification are often used interchangeably. In the conformity assessment industry however, these terms have very different and specific meanings.

Why Accreditation?

Education plays a vital role in the development of any nation. Therefore, there is a premium on both quantity (increased access) and quality (relevance and excellence of academic programmes offered) of higher education. The NAAC has been set up to facilitate the volunteering institutions to assess their performance vis-a-vis set parameters through introspection and a process that provides space for participation of the institution.

Benefits of Accreditation

Accreditation facilitates

Institution to know its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities through an informed review process.

Identification of internal areas of planning and resource allocation

Collegiality on the campus.

Funding agencies look for objective data for performance funding.

Institutions to initiate innovative and modern methods of pedagogy.

New sense of direction and identity for institutions.

The society look for reliable information on quality education offered.

Employers look for reliable information on the quality of education offered to the prospective recruits.

Intra and inter-institutional interactions.