NAAC AND OUR JOURNEY
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994 as an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC) with its Head Quarter in Bengaluru. The mandate of NAAC as reflected in its vision statement is in making quality assurance an integral part of the functioning of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in India.
The vision of NAAC is to make quality the defining element of higher education in India through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives.
The mission statements of the NAAC aim at translating the NAAC’s vision into action plans and define NAAC’s engagement and endeavor as given below:
Striving to achieve its goals as guided by its vision and mission statements, NAAC primarily focuses on assessment of the quality of higher education institutions in the country. The NAAC methodology for Assessment and Accreditation is very much similar to that followed by Quality Assurance (QA) agencies across the world and consists of self-assessment by the institution along with external peer assessment organized by NAAC.
In order to improve the quality of higher education by following the criteria of NAAC, Dr. Kanilal Bhattacharya College is the first among the colleges in Howrah district, West Bengal to move towards NAAC assessment. Under the supervision of the then Principal Dr. Dilip Kumar Sahoo and with the concerted efforts of IQAC Coordinator Professor SipraGanguly and all the faculty members, non-teaching staff and students, the college scored 67.70 marks in NAAC evaluation in 2004 and achieved ‘C++’ grade. After that our college has been evaluated two times by NAAC in 2009 and 2015 and we achieved ‘B’ grade with 2.01 marks in third cycle assessment in 2015 as a continuous improvement effort.
Under the supervision of the present Principal Dr.Kaustubh Lahiri, the college is preparing for NAAC assessment for the fourth Cycle with the support of Dr.Mantu Biswas as IQAC coordinator and all the stakeholders associated with the college.