A six-member National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer team visited The NorthCap University, Gurgaon for assessment and accreditation of the University.The University has undergone National Board of Accreditation (NBA) earlier, for many of its courses and also has earned the Premier University status from Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC), UK. The University hadrecently volunteered for NAAC accreditation on becoming eligible for it, i.e. on completion of 5 years as a university with two batches passing out. The visit by the NAAC peer team is significant in the light of the recent good ranking of the University under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, wherein NCU has been ranked 1st amongst all private universities across Haryana. In fact, NCU is the top and only private university in Haryana and Delhi/NCR to feature in the list.
The NAAC team visited the University from 9-11 May 2016 and inspected the various aspects of the University relating to admission process, research facilities and publications, academic and extracurricular activities, infrastructure facilities, administration, library, students and faculty achievements, medical facilities etc.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. However, as of now only 255 universities in the country have been accredited by NAAC out of over 750 universities and to be accredited would indeed be a mark of distinction.
Speaking on the occasion, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Brig SK Sharma (Retd) said, “The visit by the NAAC peer team is indeed important for us as this will benchmark us against the best universities in the country.”