UGC, in an offer to improve the accreditation capacity, has chosen to enable more accreditation organisations to take up the movement of giving recognition to Higher Education Institutes. In this reference, UGC has additionally told the University Grants Commission (Recognition and Monitoring of Assessment and Accreditation Agencies) Regulations, 2018. The UGC will set up an Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) for acknowledgment of Assessment and Accrediting Agencies (AAAs) which will involve 10 individuals who might prescribe AAAs to the commission for acknowledgment.
AAC will lay down norms and procedures for evaluation and accreditation of academic quality in HEI(s) or of the programme(s) including Technical Education Programs directed in that by AAAs. Any Government or Semi-Government office can submit an application for acknowledgment as AAA. The said organization should likewise be enrolled as a Company u/s 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 or a general public shaped and enlisted under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or a Trust framed under the Indian Trusts Act 1882 or some other law until further notice in the drive.
The AAA, after recognition, will construct their evaluation in light of irrefutable and target criteria and take after the models in regard of scholastic quality determined by the Commission. After UGC acknowledgment of AAAs, any Higher Education Institute applying for acknowledgment should give three decisions to accreditation offices during the season of presenting their application. At present, there are just two accreditation organizations - National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).