In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment & accreditation & quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, NAAC proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (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 & work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement & sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent & catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts & measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.
Functions of IQAC:
- IQAC has a potential to act as catalyst for the infusion of quality culture in the college by devising innovative strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality in overall operations of the institution.
- Development and application of quality benchmarks / parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the college.
- Prepared a web based portal for faculty members and Departments to upload their academic and research activities and the same data is been used in various activities of the college.
- Evaluation of the college faculty for promotions and appointment under UGC CAS.
- Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conductive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process.
- Management of feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
- Presenting the college for NAAC accreditation and assessment.
- Publication of the college Annual Report in the form of College Newsletter.
- Conducting inter and intra institutional workshops, conferences, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
NAAC Accreditation Cycle-1
Self Study Report is an exhaustive document reflecting the qualitative and quantative aspects of an institution. These aspects include but are not limited to institutional profile, vision and mission statements, strength, weakness, opportunities, challenges, curricular aspects, teaching learning and evaluation, research innovation and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression. Furthermore the governance, leadership, institutional values and best practices are also encapsulated in this document.
Composition of IQAC
IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholdersThe composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
Chairperson: Head of the Institution
A few senior administrative officers
Three to eight teachers
One member from the Management
One/two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni
One/two nominees from Employers /Industrialists/stakeholders
One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC