N B A – National Board of Accreditation
Criteria for NBA accreditation
- Full Accreditation for 5 Year: Minimum Score of 75% is mandatory i.e. 750 points in aggregate out of 1000 points.
- Accreditation for 2 Years: Minimum Score of 60% is mandatory i.e. 600 points in aggregate out of 1000 points.
- No Accreditation. Less than 600 marks.
NBA Accreditation Process (How to Apply)
There are five phases in the accreditation process:
- Commission Review and Decision, and
- Maintaining Compliance and Re-accreditation.
N A A C – National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Criteria for NAAC accreditation
- The Institution must have at least two batches of graduated students or been in existence for six years, whichever is earlier, then the Institution is eligible to apply for the process of Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) of NAAC.
- The University Grants Commission has mandated Universities, Colleges to have NAAC accreditation with a minimum score of 5
NAAC Accreditation Process (How to Apply)
- HEIs registration in the NAAC website
- Institutional Information for Quality Assessment (IIQA)
- SSR submission on acceptance of IIQA (On rejection, an institute has 2 attempts to RESUME the IIA form within 1 year)
- Proceed to Data Validation & Verification (DVV) process and Pre-qualifier Score
- Preparation towards the Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS)
- Onsite Peer Visit by NAAC
- NAAC announces the Institutional Grading
Documents to be submitted with IIQA (Institutional Information for Quality Assessment)
- Latest Affiliation letter from the Affiliating University.
- Latest Recognition/approval letter from Statutory Regulatory Authority (SRA) like AICTE, MCI etc..
- UGC 2f and 12(B) recognition certificate along with latest Plan General Development Grant release letter from UGC.
- Letter from UGC regarding award of CPE/UPE.
- For Autonomous colleges, UGC letter conferring Autonomous Status.
- Proof of uploading All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) certificate.
- If change in name, submit approvals of relevant authorities/ University/MHRD/UGC
- Approval of UGC/MHRD/State government for establishment of university.
- AIU or other governmental agencies approval for standalone institutes.
- Upload AQAR’s in the website so as to provide URL details.
- Self-declaration by the HEI’s complying with rules and regulations of Central Government, State Government, UGC, Affiliating University and other applicable SRA in the format provided by NAAC.
- Self-declaration with respect to Affiliation status in the format provided by NAAC.
I Q A C – Internal Quality Assurance Cell
I Q A C mechanisms and procedures
- Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks
- The relevance and quality of academic and research programes.
- Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.
- Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
- The credibility of evaluation procedures.
- Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services.
- Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
I Q A C Functions
- Development of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution
- Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education
- Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
- Documentation of the various programmes / activities leading to quality improvement
- Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities
- Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.
Composition of the I Q A C
- Chairperson: Head of the Institution
- A few senior administrative officers
- Three to eight teachers
- One or two members from the Management
- One/two nominees from local society
- One of the teachers as the coordinator of the I Q A C.