To arrange for periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education or units thereof, or specific academic programmes or projects.
To stimulate the academic environment for promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in higher education institutions.
To encourage self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and innovations in higher education.
To undertake quality-related research studies, consultancy and training programmes, and to collaborate with other stakeholders of higher education for quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance. guided by its vision and striving to achieve its mission, the NAAC primarily assesses the quality of institutions of higher education that volunteer for the process, through an internationally accepted methodology.
To make quality the defining element of higher education in India through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives..