Now it is mandatory to Higher Educational Institutes to display Accreditation Grade or unaccredited status as mentioned in the certificate/letter of the Accrediting Agency on the websites and every other important material to decide quality of education offered in Institute.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and their affiliated colleges to take such steps.
Furthermore, if any educational institutes, which are eligible and have not applied for accreditation, this status shall also be prominently displayed on home-page of their website.
The students and other stakeholders will be able to decide by knowing the Accreditation status of the universities, colleges or institutes.
As per another Circular of Maharashtra government from 2018-19 onwards accreditation status is mandatory to get scholarship and other benefit.
NBA and NAAC are Government accreditation agencies in India. ABET and IET are International accreditation agencies.