Assessment and accreditation of a medical college by national assessment and accreditation council: an overview

Sunilkumar Doddaiah, Deepa Bhat, Basavanagowdappa Hathur, M. N. Suma, Manjunath G. V., Prashant Vishwanath


Accreditation affirms provision of quality education, thus determines its graduate attributes. WFME, WHO and various bodies have been striving to ensure credibility of educational institutions through accreditation. NAAC is an Indian accrediting body providing framework for quality assurance to higher education institutions. Being an autonomous body under UGC, it  sets a standard of excellence to which they are bound to adhere. This article provides details regarding an insight into NAAC, its vision, objectives, core values and the process of accreditation. The details regarding various criteria, components, allotment of weightage to each of them are detailed in the manuscript. The requirements and needs towards preparedness for this accreditation process are simplified to make the readers to understand easily thus providing a bird’s eye view of entire process.


Assessment and accreditation, Higher education institution, Key indicators, Medical college, Quality assurance

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