What is the full form of NAAC
NAAC: National Assessment and Accreditation Council
NAAC stands for National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It is an autonomous body that assesses and accredits Higher Education in India. It is established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India after the recommendations of the National Policy in Education (1986) which emphasized the quality of higher education in India. NAAC was established in 1994 and its headquarters is in Bangalore. As of August 2017, Prof. Dhirendra Pal Singh is the Director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council since August 2015. Prof. Ved Prakash is the president of General Council and Dr. Virander S. Chauhan is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of NAAC.
Vision and Mission
Its vision is to make quality a defining factor of higher education in India through quality evaluation, promotion and other initiatives. To fulfill its vision it has divided its mission into various tasks which are as follows:
It has a fully equipped and well-stocked library which covers all areas of higher education specifically related to quality in higher education and accreditation. The collection includes titles on assessment and accreditation, teaching-learning process, curriculum development, teaching techniques, faculty development, women studies, student development, etc. It also has a special collection of UGC, AIU, UNESCO, World Bank, and publications of various other reputed accreditation bodies.
The library has a separate collection of Self Study Reports (SSR), Internal Quality Assurance Cell Reports (IQAC), and Re-Accreditation Reports (RAR). It remains open from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm on all working days.
NAAC works in partnership with national and international agencies. It helps it to be more relevant and modern. At the national level, it exchanges ideas with a number of professional bodies such as National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Dental Council of India (DCI) etc. At the international level, it contributes to the activities of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).