Introduction of iqac
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore recommends that every accredited institution establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. This recommendation is made in accordance with its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-grading of institutions of higher education. The IQAC will integrate into the institution's system and work to achieve the objectives of quality enhancement and sustenance because quality improvement is a continual activity. The main goal of the IQAC is to create a system for consciously, consistently, and catalytically improving institutions' overall performance. For this reason, the institution will focus all of its efforts and resources during the post-accreditation period on promoting its comprehensive academic excellence. The instructions offered in the pages that follow will assist and direct the institution in setting up and running the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The IQAC's activity is the initial stage in internalising and institutionalising quality improvement measures. The sense of engagement and belonging it may foster among all of the institution's members is essential to its success. It won't be another hierarchical structure or a way for the institution to keep track of records. It will function as an institution's facilitative and participatory volunteer system, unit, or organ. It has the potential to be a tool for bringing about quality improvement by developing planned interventionist techniques to eliminate flaws and improve quality, similar to "Quality Circles" in other industries.
Objectives and Functions of IQAC:
- The creation and use of quality standards or parameters for the University’s various academic and administrative activities.
- Assisting in the development of a learner-centred environment that is supportive of high-quality education and the development of faculty to adopt the necessary knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning processes.
- Chalking down a well-planned and effective feedback structure for obtaining ideas and perspectives from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional operations.
- To strengthen ties between business and academia for the benefit of faculty and students.
- Dissemination of knowledge about the many standards of higher education quality.
- Workshops and seminars on quality-related topics are organised at both internal and external institutions, and quality circles are encouraged.
Documenting the University’s various programmes and activities will help the institution’s quality.
- Creating a culture of quality at the University.
- Preparation of the University’s Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR), which will be submitted to NAAC, in accordance with its requirements.
IQAC shall serve as the Documentation and Record-Keeping Cell in accordance with UGC Regulations.