National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established by the UGC in September 1994 at Bangalore for evaluating the performance of the Universities and Colleges in the Country.
NAAC's mandate includes the task of performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation of universities and colleges in the country. The philosophy of NAAC is based on objective and continuous improvement rather than being punitive or judgmental, so that all institutions of higher learning are empowered to maximize their resources, opportunities and capabilities. Assessment is a performance evaluation of an institution and /or its units and is accomplished through a process based on self-study and peer review using defined criteria.
Accreditation refers to the certification given by NAAC which is valid for a period of five years. At present the Assessment and Accreditation by NAAC is done on a voluntary basis.
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram, one of the Best Engineering College in Delhi NCR is being accredited with B Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2005 and Re-Accredited in 2012. The ranking is being awarded based on the quality of education and also for the contribution to the overall development of the students of DCE Gurgaon.