Assessment and Accreditation of Indian Higher Education Institutions in Light of New Education Policy 2020

  • S.C. Sharma Director, NAAC, Bangalore, India
  • Shyam Singh Inda Director, NAAC, Bangalore, India
Keywords: Assessment and Accreditation, Higher Education Institution, Accredited Institutions, public self-disclosure, Good governance


The Government of India recently announced the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020), a landmark change for the existing education system in the country. Numerous issues were addressed to include Assessment and Accreditation, revamped course and exam structures, multidisciplinary institutions, enhanced emphasis on vocational courses and digitization of education, etc. For the past 34 years, no such significant changes were carried out in the Indian education system. Thus, it’s a historic moment across India, with the potential to translate into a much-needed and timely reformatory movement. This paper discusses policy-related issues in the assessment and accreditation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in light of NEP 2020.