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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Preamble

The IQAC in College was established in the year 2013 according to NAAC new guidelines published by NAAC in 2013; College made the required amendments and fortified the IQAC as per the new guidelines. The college has a functional IQAC that acts as a monitoring body for maintaining the overall holistic academic excellence of the college. Quality assurance is a ongoing effort to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutional control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for education & quality is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC establish procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning. The IQAC derive major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functioning of the college. The Strategies and functions discussed so far are broad based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and college adapts them to their specific needs.

Objectives:

  1. To aim for being a ‘College with Excellence’
  2. To ensure academic and administrative excellence
  3. Creating a student centric atmosphere for holistic learning
  4. To develop stronger Industry-Academia relation for benefit of staff and students
  5. To promote Interdisciplinary and collaborative research
  6. To enhance the quality of staff by promoting and encouraging over all faculty development.
  7. To aim for International collaborations and International programmes
  8. To enhance Infrastructure for Teaching -Learning and Administration

Strategy:

IQAC evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
  • Ensure relevance and quality of academic and research programmes.
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
  • Setup credibility of evaluation procedures.
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services.
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions:

Some of the functions of IQAC are:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  • Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
  • Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes.
  • Documentation of the various programmes / activities leading to quality improvement.
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.

Benefits:

IQAC facilitate / contribute:

  • To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitate internalization of the quality culture for Quality and Excellence in Higher Education.
  • Enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize of many good practices.
  • To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning.
  • To act as a change agent in the institution.
  • For better internal communication.