Accreditations in Higher Education – a Review and Reapproach

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Rajiv Ahluwalia, Tina Chugh, Swati Sharma, Dakshina Bisht, Kumar Amit


Accreditation is a process accepted as part of the higher education landscape. In India, accreditation of Higher Education Institutions is a relatively new phenomenon. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and a few more autonomous bodies work independently to assure quality in Higher education. In contrast to other higher education institutes, healthcare teaching institutes have an entirely different functioning, which requires separate parameters to ensure quality in such institutions. This paper discusses the evolution and various aspects of the Accreditation process in India and emphasizes the need for a different accreditation strategy for the recognition and accreditation of Health care institutions and suggests modifications primarily a ‘single window approach’ for accreditation, licensing, and regulatory bodies.

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