AQAR 2017-18

SDGS collegeSubmission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)

    NAAC has revised the Guidelines for the Creation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) in Accredited Institutions from 2018-2019. The revised guidelines will come into effect from 1st July 2018.

     As per the revised Guidelines for Creation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) institutions need to submit the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) in NAAC website. The software is being developed at NAAC, it will be available online by end of July / August 2018 for testing /pilot run.

     The Higher Education institutions which are submitting the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) from July 2018 on wards may use revised format with effect from 1st July 2018. If the institutions have already prepared the AQAR in the old format (word format) the same will be accepted for the next six months (i.e., up to end of the December 2018).

     Institutions may kindly note that AQAR needs to be submitted in the new format only for the Academic year 2018-19. Hence institutions need to note the changes and create their data in the new format.

     New Procedure: The institutions may require some time to understand new format of Guidelines of IQAC and Submission of AQAR and need to create, update the data as per new format. Hence the Guidelines for the Creation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) in Accredited Institutions in word file have been given below for the institutions to download and submit the data in the new format. This would facilitate the institutions buffer time to understand the plan their activity and collect the information. As per the decision of the NAAC the following are the three formats of AQAR has been designed:


    Autonomous Colleges

    Affiliated /Constituent Colleges

Following are the recent changes in the AQAR submission:

    AQAR of the preceding academic year need to be submitted to the NAAC within six months i.e. the institutions should submit the AQAR before 31st December of every year.

     Once the AQAR is submitted online by the Institution, the e-acknowledgement copy will be sent to the institution by the system itself. Institutions can view the AQAR report in the portal, and the .pdf Version of the AQAR may be downloaded from the NAAC web portal.

     The login id for the online submission for AQAR submission will be the e-mail id used for the IIQA. The IT unit of NAAC is preparing the user manual for the online submission of AQAR.

     The Institutions may be advised to make a tab of NAAC in the Institutional website for keeping the records/files of NAAC, Peer Team Report, AQAR, Certificate of NAAC and Accreditation outcome documents. All data related to NAAC can be put on this NAAC tab.

     Till the New online submission begins old procedure will follow: The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) for the 2017-2018 is submitted in the previous format; hence the old procedure of word file submission will be accepted up to December 2018.

     The NAAC Accredited institutions need to submit only the soft copy as a word file (.doc/.docx) through e-mail ( The file name needs to be submitted with Track ID of the institution and College Name or EC number. For example MHCOGN16601-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc or EC_32_A&A_143 dated 3-5-2004-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc. The Higher Education Institutions need not submit the printed/hard copy to NAAC. The acknowledgements would be sent to the institutions through e-mail. Institutions are advised to look in to the NAAC website for announcement of launch of online AQAR application in NAAC website. ** "If the Institutions desire to obtain the previous IQAC Guidelines and AQAR format of NAAC, Institutions are requested to submit a letter from Head of the Institution / IQAC Co-ordinator by E-mail to".