National Assessment and Accreditation Council


The Global Summit is organised by NAAC, India, which is one of the leading quality assurance agency having mandate of assuring quality of third largest higher education system in the world with over 800 Universities and 40,000 Colleges. The NAAC has rich experience of Assessment and Accreditation of about 6316 Colleges and 266 Universities as on 25 th May 2016. As one of the founder agencies of Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), the NAAC has played pro-active role in international quality assurance

India being the second largest sender country of internationally mobile students and also one of the major receiving country of students especially from South Asia, quality assurance of higher education and internationalisation is an important concern for NAAC. The agency also has rich experience of hosting international events including joint activities with UNESCO, COL besides hosting annual conference of APQN in 2011 and INQAAHE biennial conference in 2000.

Asia-Pacific Quality Network


APQN, which is proudly associated with this global summit as co-organiser, is the largest regional network of quality assurance agencies in Asia Pacific with 166 members from about 50 countries. APQN aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through building the capacity of quality assurance agencies and extending the cooperation between them. This is done by promoting good practices, facilitating research, providing advice, information and expertise, developing links between QA agencies, assisting members to determine the standards of cross-border institutions, and the international recognition of qualifications, enhancing the mobility of students between institutions and member nations and enabling members to recognize dubious a accrediting practices and organizations.

The recent launch of Asia Pacific Quality Register (APQR) by APQN has triggered dialogue on process of Global Quality Assurance Register (GQAR) by bringing together all quality networks for common cause.


Sl No Name Designation
1 Prof. Virander S. Chauhan, Chairman, EC, NAAC Patron
2 Prof. D.P. Singh, Director, NAAC Chairman
3 Dr. M.S. Shyamasundar, Adviser, NAAC Member
4 Dr. K. Rama, Adviser, NAAC Member
5 Dr. B.S. Madhukar, Adviser, NAAC Member
6 Mr. B.S. Ponmudiraj, Deputy Adviser, NAAC Member
7 Dr. Ganesh Hedge, Deputy Adviser, NAAC Member
8 Dr. Sujata Shanbhag, Deputy Adviser, NAAC Member
9 Mr. Wahidul Hassan, Senior CPO, NAAC Member
10 Mr. Kiran R. Jere, Senior Statistician, NAAC Member
11 Mr. V. Lakshman, Senior FLO, NAAC Member
12 Mr. M. Arun, Admin Officer, NAAC Member
13 Mr. V. Uma Shankar, Finance Officer (i/c), NAAC Member
14 Mr. D.S. Srikanth, Academic Professional, NAAC Member
15 Dr. Jagannath Patil, Adviser, NAAC Convener