The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is ditching the eight-point grading system in favor of a binary "accredited" or "not accredited" model.This aims to encourage all institutions to participate in the accreditation process and improve overall quality.
– A five-level "Maturity-based Graded Accreditation" system will further categorize institutions based on their performance.– Level 5 represents "Institutions of Global Excellence," while Level 1 signifies institutions needing improvement.
Levels of Excellence
Students can make informed choices about their education with clearer information about institutional quality.Institutions gain valuable insights for self-improvement and can benchmark themselves against peers.
A "One Nation One Data" platform will ensure data accuracy and streamline accreditation processes. Stakeholder validation, including industry and students, will bring diverse perspectives to the table.
Transparency and Efficiency
The new system aligns with the National Education Policy 2020's vision for a modern, technology-driven education system.These reforms aim to elevate Indian higher education institutions to a global level of recognition and trust.