The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has introduced major reforms in accrediting Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in India. Under the new system, institutions will be classified as either "accredited" or "not accredited," replacing the previous grading system. Additionally, a maturity-based grading system ranging from one to five will be implemented for accredited institutions, aiming to incentivize them to achieve higher standards. These reforms emphasize quality enhancement, global alignment, outcome-focused assessment, centralized data management, stakeholder involvement, and support for rural institutions. Institutions will now be classified as either "accredited" or "not accredited," with an additional maturity-based grading system. This shift aims to enhance quality, align with global practices, and encourage institutions to strive for excellence. The reforms emphasize outcome-focused assessment, a centralized data platform, stakeholder involvement, and support for rural institutions.

Source-NDTV