Analysis of Accreditation of Indian Universities Located in the Western Part of India Considering NAAC Quality Indicators
With the introduction of the National Education Policy 2020, the focus of higher education in India is shifting towards the holistic development of students through multidisciplinary education. It also envisages higher education institutions with motivated, skilled, and focused faculty members who are capable of providing quality teaching-learning process as well as engaged in visible and relevant research. Also, universities are mainly meant to cater to large masses, conduct research that is of societal importance, and reach out to society through extension activities. Looking into these aspects, the quality assessment of the universities is of utmost importance for their complete development. The overall progress of universities will depend upon the formulation and implementation of policies leading to a better teaching-learning environment, infrastructure for teaching and research, mobilization of funds, excellence in research, and extension activities. Uniformity in the evaluation of the quality of the universities requires taking all these factors into consideration. National Assessment and Accreditation Council, which evaluates the quality of higher education institutions in India, grades the universities based broadly on these criteria. In this paper, we attempt to analyze the accreditation of universities based on their grades obtained in various criteria set by NAAC. We have also tried to find the correlation of some of the criteria on other quality indicators.