Role of NAAC in Teachers Education

1)The National Assessment and  Accreditation Council (NAAC) conducts assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) such as colleges, universities or other recognised institutions to derive an understanding of the ‘Quality Status’ of the institution.

2)It was established in September 1994 by UGC in Bangalore for assessing the achievement of the universities and colleges in the country. 

3)NAAC includes various tasks, such as evaluating performance, assessment, and accreditation of universities in the country. 

4)The ultimate goal of NAAC is to empower the resources, continuous improvement, fulfilling objectives, and maximising the capabilities as well as opportunities. 

5)The college and the university need to get accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council as getting accredited means getting a stamp which states that the institution provides quality education.

6)Some of the examples of the top universities accredited with NAAC accreditation are the University of Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research institutes, and more.

Objectives of NAAC

1)This policy addresses the issues of deterioration of quality in education and program of action. The strategic value of introducing this accreditation body is only to increase the quality of education in the country.

2)To arrange for periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education or units thereof, or specific academic programs or projects.

3)To stimulate the academic environment for the promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in higher education institutions

4)To encourage self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and innovations in higher education.

5)To undertake quality-related research studies, consultancy and training programs

6)To collaborate with other stakeholders of higher education for quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance.