The visions and roles of IQAC are
· To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvements, quality and performance
· To make a significant and meaningful contribution towards academic excellence
· To usher in quality by working out intervention strategies to enhance performance
· To optimize and integrate modern methods of teaching and learning
· To disseminate information on quality parameters and share research with other institutions
In another words, the primary role of IQAC is to promote measures for institutional functioning towardsquality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.Quality assurance is a by-product of on-going efforts to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutionalcontrol is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of an institution needs to be struck. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards.
Quality assurance and enhancement being an on-going campaign, the IQAC of the college organizes workshops and seminars on quality related themes and the various programs of the college have been documented in the form of a self-study report.
The IQAC is currently poised and preparing to welcome an expert team to assess and accredit the institution, for its very first cycle of accreditation under the auspices of the national assessment and accreditation council(NAAC), a statutory body of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:
a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financialtasks;
b) Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes;
c) Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society;
d) Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
e) The credibility of assessment and evaluation process;
f) Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;
g) Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
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 facultymaturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learningprocess;
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) Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow- up
j) Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.
IQAC will facilitate / contribute to:
a) Ensure clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;
b) Ensure internalization of the quality culture;
c) Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;
d) Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;
The operational features and functions discussed above are broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and the institutions can and may adapt them to their specific needs, following the UGC-NAAC guidelines.
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