News is that All the higher educational institutions from central and state universities and even the deemed universities/colleges will now have to seek accreditation under law in India.
This decision has been taken to improve the quality of education in India. The UGC (Commission) notified new regulations, which now states that all the institutions imparting higher education will now to apply for a accreditation within a period of six months to the agencies which are like the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the National Board of Accreditation, and the National Accreditation Board currently recognized by the UGC.
This change was notified in the gazette on 19 January 2013, both the government and the private institutions will now have to apply for the accreditation by 19 July 2013.
Institutes who haven’t finished their accreditation must apply within six months of completing six years of operation.
The regulations will be applicable to all forty four central universities; around three hundred state universities and over thirty three thousand colleges of which six thousand are UGC funded.