As per the reports, less than 100 out of 590 affiliated colleges of Bangalore University have acquired accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has made that accreditation is mandatory for every degree colleges. The NAAC council is based in Bangalore itself. In September 2014, the council had set up a Central Application Processing Unit.
According to the UGC (Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions), Regulations, 2012, accreditation is a must for all higher educational institutions to qualify for funding.
These institutions have to get accreditation after the completing of six years of existence or after two batches pass out from the institute. BU has failed to apply for the third cycle for accreditation.
BU officials are saying that 95 colleges have got accreditation from NAAC, while the remaining colleges have not yet applied since accreditation was not compulsory before. While, other universities in Karnataka have already obtained accreditation in the third cycle.
The process of accreditation involves online submission of Letter of Intent (LoI), online submission of Institutional Eligibility for Quality Assessment (IEQA), submission of Self-Study Report (SSR), a peer team visit to the institute followed by NAAC decision. The entire cycle is repeated after five years.