About Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is established in Higher Education Institutions as a quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC is a part of the institution’s system and works towards realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. IQAC is an overarching body with the prime task of developing a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions.

The establishment of the IQAC is the first step towards institutionalization and internalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends on its sense of belongingness and participation in all the activities of the institution. It serves as a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement through its planned and interventionist strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality, similar to Quality Circles in industries.


To promote quality culture through institutionalizing and internalizing all the quality-enhancing and sustaining initiatives taken with the support of all the stakeholders.


  • To develop a mechanism to promote conscious, consistent and catalytic action plans to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote institutional quality enhancement and sustenance through the internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of the best practices.

Benefits IQAC

IQAC will facilitate:

  • Internalization of quality culture in the institution
  • Enhancement and coordination among the various units and activities of the institution and institutionalizing all good practices.
  • Providing a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
  • Building a sound methodology for documentation and internal communication.
  • Ensuring clarity and focus in the institution’s effort towards quality enhancement

Constitution of the IQAC

The IQAC is constituted under the chairpersonship of the Head of the Institution with heads of key academic and administrative units. Representation form all the cadres of faculty members, alumni and students are included in the committee. Few distinguished educationists and employers are also included as external experts in the IQAC.


  • Chairperson: Head of the Institution
  • One member from the Management
  • The senior administrative officers
  • Teachers to represent all levels.
  • External experts (Representing Academia/Employer/Stakeholders)
  • Students and Alumni representatives
  • One of the senior teachers as the Coordinator of the IQAC

The composition of the IQAC will depend on the size and complexity of the institution and accordingly the representation of teachers may vary.

The IQAC helps the institution in planning and monitoring quality-related activities. It ensures the various stakeholders’ and beneficiaries’ cross-sectional participation in the institution’s quality-enhancement activities.

Functions of IQAC

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  • 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.
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education.
  • Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices.
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining/enhancing the institutional quality.
  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

The IQAC meetings

The IQAC will meet tri annually. Each meeting will be about two hours in duration and shall be conducted by blended mode if necessary. The quorum for the meeting shall be two-thirds of the total number of members.

The Agenda, Minutes and Action Taken Reports are to be documented and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.