The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has been allowed to decide on accreditation of deemed universities which are under its scrutiny for allegedly failing to fulfill various criteria required for getting recognition by the Supreme Court.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, however, said accreditation given to universities would be subject to its final order. It said admission for the new academic session was approaching and the universities should not suffer because of lack of accreditation by the council.
It may be mentioned that India has one of the largest and diverse education systems worldwide, with a lot of private players. In this backdrop, maintaining the quality of education becomes a challenge. Every year, iniversities in India get the grades based on overall Performance of the individual universities by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi. Around 612 universities are present in the country, out of which 172 universities are accredited by NAAC.