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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

IQAC

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is a crucial component of higher education institutions that plays a vital role in ensuring and enhancing the quality of education and institutional practices. It is an internal mechanism that focuses on continuous improvement, monitoring, and evaluation of various aspects of an institution’s functioning.

The primary objective of the IQAC is to develop and sustain a quality culture within the institution. It functions as a coordinating body that works towards channelling efforts and measures for academic excellence and overall institutional development. The IQAC ensures that the institution’s activities align with the goals and objectives defined by statutory bodies and regulatory authorities.

The IQAC operates as an independent entity within the institution and works in collaboration with faculty members, administrative staff, students, alumni, and external experts. It promotes a participatory approach to quality enhancement by involving all stakeholders in decision-making processes and fostering a culture of collective responsibility.

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Strategic Objectives And Functioning

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and
    financial tasks
  • The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions

  • 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

  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution.

  • 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.

  • Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles

  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC

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Enabling Role & Benefits

IQAC will play an enabling role and contribute towards the following :-

  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement
  • Ensure Internationalization of the quality culture.
  • Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices.
  • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs.
  • Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.
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Outcomes of Activities

Outcomes of Activities of IQAC at SRMIST :-

  • NAAC Accreditation
  • Grant of Graded Autonomy by UGC ( Category II)
  • AICTE approval
  • Rating by QS – Stars
  • Ranking by NIRF
  • Ranking by QS/THE
  • UGC/MHRD successful reviews
  • Annual reports of the institute
  • Ranking by media conducted surveys
  • Revision of UG/PG regulations
  • Student/alumni/faculty/employer/parent feedback