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Committee set up to form NAC, replacing NAAC and NBA



The Ministry of Education has started work on creating the ‘meta-accrediting body’, National Accreditation Council (NAC) combining the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

Bhushan Patwardhan, Chairman of NAAC has told a news publication that a committee has been constituted to work out the details of the merger. The NAC is a vertical of the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) which will replace the University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

KK Aggarwal, Chairman of the NBA said that the committee will not just combine the two accreditation bodies but will rather figure out the details of NAC, as proposed under the HECI. “It will be responsible for drawing the organisation’s structure and its function. Further, it will set up the quality parameters of the educational institutions in India.”