Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Hassan Annegowda Ranganath was born on 16th June 1948, Karnataka. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1975 from University of Mysore and he has post-doctoral experience in the laboratories of Germany and United Kingdom.
During March 2006, he was appointed as Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and has brought in many qualitative changes in teaching, research and administration. On 18th August 2008, Prof. H.A. Ranganath assumed the charge of Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of UGC. Not only Dr. H.A Ranganath has contributed to the fine-tuning of the process of assessment and accreditation but also initiated couple of projects with national and international agencies.