IQAC

IQAC Notice

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

In pursuance of its Action Plan forperformance evaluation, assessment  andaccreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, theNational Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore proposes thatevery accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality AssuranceCell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure.

Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and worktowards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. Theprime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent andcatalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this,during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts andmeasures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.

 

Objective

The primary aim of  IQAC is

1.    To develop a system forconscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic andadministrative performance of the institution.

2.    To promote measures forinstitutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalizationof quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

 

Strategies

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for

a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressiveperformance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;

b) The relevance and quality of academic andresearch programmes;

c) Equitable access to and affordability ofacademic programmes for various sections of society;

d) Optimization and integration of modernmethods of teaching and learning;

e) The credibility of evaluation procedures;

f) Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance andproper allocation of support structure and services;

g) Sharing of research findings andnetworking with other institutions in India and abroad.              

 

Functions

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

a) Development and application of qualitybenchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of theinstitution;

b) Facilitating the creation of alearner-centric environment conducive to quality education and facultymaturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatoryteaching and learning process;

c) Arrangement for feedback response fromstudents, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutionalprocesses;

d) Dissemination of information on variousquality parameters of higher education;

e) Organization of inter and intrainstitutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion ofquality circles;

f) Documentation of the variousprograms/activities leading to quality improvement;

g) Acting as a nodal agency of theInstitution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption anddissemination of best practices;

h) Development and maintenance ofinstitutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancingthe institutional quality;

i) Development of Quality Culture in theinstitution;

j) Preparation of the Annual QualityAssurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to besubmitted to NAAC.

 

Benefits

 

IQAC will facilitate / contribute

a) Ensure heightened level of clarity andfocus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;

b) Ensure internalization of the qualityculture;

b) Ensure enhancement and coordinationamong  various activities of theinstitution and institutionalize all good practices;

c) Provide a sound basis for decision-makingto improve institutional functioning;

d) Act as a dynamic system for qualitychanges in HEIs;

e) Build an organised methodology ofdocumentation and internal communication.          

 

Composition of the IQAC

 

IQAC may be constituted in everyinstitution under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution with heads ofimportant academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a fewdistinguished educationists and representatives of local management andstakeholders.

 

The composition of the IQAC may be asfollows:

 

1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution

2. A few senior administrative officers

3. Three to eight teachers

4. One member from the Management

5. One/two nominees from local society,Students and Alumni

6. One/two nominees from Employers/Industrialists/stakeholders

7. One of the senior teachers as thecoordinator/Director of the IQAC

 

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