National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

India has one of the largest and diverse education systems in the world. Privatization, widespread expansion, increased autonomy and introduction of Programmes in new and emerging areas have improved access to higher education. At the same time, it has also led to widespread concern on the quality and relevance of the higher education. To address these concerns, the National Policy on Education (NPE, 1986) and the Programme of Action (PoA, 1992) spelt out strategic plans for the policies, advocated the establishment of an independent National accreditation agency. Consequently, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994 as an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC) with its Head Quarter in Bengaluru. The mandate of NAAC as reflected in its vision statement is in making quality assurance an integral part of the functioning of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The NAAC functions through its General Council (GC) and Executive Committee (EC) comprising educational administrators, policy makers and senior academicians from a cross-section of Indian higher education system. The Chairperson of the UGC is the President of the GC of the NAAC, the Chairperson of the EC is an eminent academician nominated by the President of GC (NAAC). The Director is the academic and administrative head of NAAC and is the member-secretary of both the GC and the EC. In addition to the statutory bodies that steer its policies and core staff to support its activities NAAC is advised by the advisory and consultative committees constituted from time to time.

NAAC SSR  NAAC Certificate 

Extended Profile


Number of students year-wise during the last five years


Number of outgoing  final year students year-wise during the last five years


Number of first year students admitted year-wise in the last five years


Number of full time teachers year wise during the last five years


Number of sanctioned posts year wise during the last five years


Total Expenditure excluding salary- year wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)

Criteria 1: Curricular Aspects (100)


Curriculum Design & Development (20)

1.1.1 The Institution ensures effective curriculum delivery through a well planned and documented process

1.1.2 The institution adheres to the academic calendar including for the conduct of CIE

1.1.3 Teachers of the  Institution participate in following activities related to curriculum  development  and assessment of the affiliating University and/are represented on the following  academic bodies during the last five years


Academic Flexibility (30)

1.2.1 Percentage of Programmes in which Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)/ elective course system has been implemented

1.2.2 Number of Add on /Certificate programs offered during the last five years

1.2.3 Average percentage of students enrolled in Add-on/Certificate programs as against the total number of students during the last five years


Curriculum Enrichment (30)

1.3.1 Institution  integrates crosscutting issues relevant to Professional  Ethics,  Gender, Human Values, Environment and Sustainability into the Curriculum

1.3.2 Average percentage of courses that include experiential learning through project work/field work/internship during last five years

1.3.3 Percentage of  students undertaking project work/field work / internship (Data for the latest completed academic year)


Curriculum Enrichment (30)

1.4.1 Institution obtains  feedback on the syllabus and its transaction at the institution from the following  stakeholders

1.4.2 Feedback process of the Institution

Criteria 2: Teaching- Learning and Evaluation (350)


Student Enrolment and Profile (40)

2.1.1 Average Enrolment percentage (Average of last five years)

2.1.2 Average percentage of seats filled against seats reserved for various categories


Catering to Student Diversity (50)

2.2.1 The institution assesses the learning levels of the students and organises special Programmes for advanced learners and slow learners

2.2.2 Student- Full time teacher ratio


Teaching- Learning Process (50)

2.3.1 Student centric methods, such as experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies are used for enhancing learning experiences

2.3.2 Teachers use ICT enabled tools for effective teaching-learning process.

2.3.3 Ratio of mentor to students for academic and other related issues


Teacher Profile and Quality (60)

2.4.1 Average percentage of full time teachers against sanctioned posts during the last five years

2.4.2 Average percentage of full time teachers with Ph. D. / D.M. / M.Ch. / D.N.B Superspeciality / D.Sc. / D.Litt.  during the last five years

2.4.3 Average teaching experience of full time teachers in the same institution


Evaluation Process and Reforms (30)

2.5.1 Mechanism of internal assessment is transparent and robust in terms of frequency and mode

2.5.2 Mechanism to deal with internal/external examination related grievances is transparent, time- bound and efficient


Student Performance and Learning Outcomes (60)

2.6.1 Programme and course outcomes for all Programmes offered by the institution are stated and displayed on website and communicated to teachers and students.

2.6.2 Attainment of programme outcomes and course outcomes are evaluated by the institution.

2.6.3 Average pass percentage of Students during last five years


Student Satisfaction Survey (60)

2.7.1 Online student satisfaction survey regarding to teaching learning process.

Criteria 3: Research, Innovations and Extension (120)


Resource Mobilization for Research (15)

3.1.1 Grants received from Government and non-governmental agencies for research projects, endowments, Chairs in the institution during the last five years

3.1.2 Percentage of teachers recognized as research guides

3.1.3 Percentage of  departments having Research projects  funded by government and non government agencies during the last five years


Innovation Ecosystem (10)

3.2.1 Institution has created an ecosystem for innovations and has initiatives for creation and transfer of knowledge

3.2.2 Number of workshops/seminars conducted on Research Methodology, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and entrepreneurship during the last five years.


Research Publication and Awards (25)

3.3.1 Number of Ph.Ds registered per eligible teacher during the last five years
3.3.2 Number of research papers per teachers in the Journals notified on UGC website during the last five years
3.3.3 Number of books and chapters in edited volumes/books published and papers published in national / international conference proceedings per teacher during last five years


Extension Activities (50)

3.4.1 Extension activities are carried out in the neighborhood community,  sensitizing students to social issues, for their holistic development, and impact thereof during the last five years

3.4.2 Number of awards and recognitions received for extension activities from government/ government recognised bodies during the last five years

3.4.3 Number of extension and outreach Programmes conducted by the institution through NSS/ NCC/ Red Cross/ YRC etc., ( including the programmes such as Swachh Bharat, AIDS awareness, Gender issues etc. )and/or  those organised in collaboration with industry, community and NGOs during the last five years

3.4.4 Average percentage of students participating in extension activities at 3.4.3. above during last five years


3.5 Collaboration (20)

3.5.1 Number of Collaborative activities for  research, Faculty exchange, Student exchange/ internship per year

3.5.2 Number of functional MoUs with institutions, other universities, industries, corporate houses etc. during the last five years

Criteria 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources (100)


Physical Facilities (30)

4.1.1 The Institution has adequate infrastructure and physical facilities for teaching- learning

4.1.2 The Institution has adequate facilities for cultural activities, sports, games (indoor, outdoor), gymnasium, yoga etc.

4.1.3 Percentage of classrooms and seminar halls with ICT- enabled facilities such as smart class, LMS, etc.

4.1.4 Average percentage of expenditure, excluding salary for infrastructure augmentation


Library as a learning Resource (20)

4.2.1 Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS)

4.2.2 The institution has subscription for e-resources

4.2.3 Average annual expenditure for purchase of books/e-books and subscription to journals/e- journals

4.2.4 Percentage per day usage of library by teachers and students


IT Infrastructure (30)

4.3.1 Institution frequently updates its IT facilities including Wi-Fi
4.3.2 Student – Computer ratio
4.3.3 Bandwidth of internet connection in the Institution


Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure (20)

4.4.1 Average percentage of expenditure incurred on maintenance of infrastructure (physical and academic support facilities) excluding salary component

4.4.2 There are established systems and procedures for maintaining and utilizing physical, academic and support facilities – laboratory, library, sports complex, computers, classrooms etc.


Criteria 5: Student Support and Progression (130)


Student Support(50)

5.1.1 Average percentage of students benefited by scholarships and freeships provided by the Government

5.1.2 Average percentage of students benefitted by scholarships, freeships etc. provided by the institution / non- government agencies

5.1.3 Capacity building and skills enhancement initiatives  taken by the institution

5.1.4 Average percentage of students benefitted by guidance for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the Institution

5.1.5 The Institution has a transparent mechanism for timely redressal of student grievances including sexual harassment and ragging cases


Student Progression (25)

5.2.1 Average percentage of placement of outgoing students

5.2.2 Average percentage of students progressing to higher education

5.2.3 Average percentage of students qualifying in state/national/ international level examinations


Student Participation and Activities (45)

5.3.1 Number of awards/medals for outstanding performance in sports/cultural activities
5.3.2 Institution facilitates students’ representation and engagement  in various administrative,  co-curricular and extracurricular activities following duly established processes and norms
5.3.3 Average number of sports and cultural events/competitions in which students of the Institution participated


Alumni Engagement (10)

5.4.1 There is a registered Alumni Association that contributes significantly to the development of the institution through financial and/or other support services

5.4.2 Alumni contribution during the last five years (INR in Lakhs)


Criteria 6: Student Support and Progression (130)


Student Support(50)

6.1.1 The governance of the institution is reflective of and in tune with the vision and mission of the institution

6.1.2 The effective leadership is visible in various institutional practices such as decentralization and participative management


Strategy Development and Deployment (10)

6.2.1 The institutional Strategic/ perspective plan is effectively deployed

6.2.2 The functioning of the institutional bodies is effective and efficient as visible from policies, administrative setup, appointment and service rules, procedures, etc.

6.2.3 Implementation of e-governance in areas of operation


Faculty Empowerment Strategies (30)

6.3.1 The institution has effective welfare measures for teaching and non-teaching staff
6.3.2 Average percentage of teachers provided with financial support to attend conferences/workshops and towards membership fee of professional bodies
6.3.3 Average number of professional development /administrative training programs organized by the institution for teaching and non teaching staff

6.3.4 Average percentage of teachers undergoing online/ face-to-face  Faculty Development Programmes (FDP)

6.3.5 Institutions Performance Appraisal System for teaching and non-teaching staff


Management and Resource Mobilization (20)

6.4.1 Institution conducts internal and external financial audits regularly

6.4.2 Funds / Grants received from non-government bodies, individuals, philanthropers
6.4.3 Institutional strategies for mobilisation of funds and the optimal utilisation of resources


Internal Quality Assurance System (30)

6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing the quality assurance strategies and processes

6.5.2 The institution reviews its teaching learning process, structures & methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals through IQAC set up as per norms and recorded the incremental improvement in various activities
6.5.3 Quality assurance initiatives of the institution