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.
IQAC will facilitate:
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.
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.
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.