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.
Statewise distribution of NAAC colleges
BONAM VENKATA CHALAMAYYA ENGINEERING COLLEGE East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)
GANDHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
INDO AMERICAN SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
KRISHNA UNIVERSITY MACHLIPATNAM (Andhra Pradesh)
NARASARAOPETA ENGINEERING COLLEGE Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
NRI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)
RVR AND JC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
SIDDHARTH INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh)
SIDDHARTHA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Puttur (Andhra Pradesh)
TENALI ENGINEERING COLLEGE Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
USHA RAMA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)
INDERPRASTHA ENGINEERING COLLEGE Ghaziabad (Andhra Pradesh)