• Role of IQAC
  • The UGC (University Grants Commission) proposes that every institution should have NAAC accreditation. In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, institutions need to channelize its efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.

  • Vision
  • To ensure quality culture as the prime concern for the Higher Education Institutions through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.

  • Objective
  • • To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
  • Functions
  • a) Development and application of quality benchmarks
  • b) Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
  • c) Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
  • d) Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  • e) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders;
  • f) Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
  • g) Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
  • h) Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
  • i) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
  • j) Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • q) Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.
  • Constitution of the IQAC
  • IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholders.

    The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:

  • 1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution
  • 2. Teachers to represent all level (Three to eight)
  • 3. One member from the Management
  • 4. Few Senior administrative officers
  • 5. One nominee each from local society, Students and Alumni
  • 6. One nominee each from Employers /Industrialists/Stakeholders
  • 7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC
  • The composition of the IQAC will depend on the size and complexity of the institution, accordingly the representation of teachers may vary. It helps the institutions in planning and monitoring.
  • • The membership of such nominated members shall be for a period of two years.
  • • The IQAC should meet at least once in every quarter.
  • • The quorum for the meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members.
  • • The agenda, minutes and Action Taken Reports are to be documented with official signatures and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.
  • • It is necessary for the members of the IQAC to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness in the institution and to devote time for working out the procedural details.
  • • It is advisable to change the co-ordinator after two to three years to bring new thoughts and activities in the institution.