NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It is an outcome of the recommendations of the National Policy in Education (1986) which laid special emphasis on upholding the quality of higher education in India. To address the issues of quality, the National Policy on Education (1986) and the Plan of Action (POA-1992) advocated the establishment of an independent national accreditation body. Consequently, the NAAC was established in 1994 with its headquarters at Bangalore.
JGU started the NAAC process on 26th February 2014. As a testament to its achievements within a short period of time, JGU has been accredited as a grade “A” institution by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India, in 2016. This is the highest rating for a private university in the State of Haryana.