IQAC REPORT

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)


In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up gradation of institutions of higher education, the 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 is a part of an institution’s system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC makes a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelise the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.

             The guidelines provided in the following pages will facilitate the institution in the creation and operation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The work of the IQAC is the first step towards the internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation it can inculcate in all the constituents of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or recordkeeping exercise in the institution; it will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. The IQAC has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality. Quality circles in industries operate on similar lines.

Objective: The Primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Committee 


Strategies

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • 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



Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are: 

  • 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

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute:

  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement
  • Ensure internalization 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.

Composition

          IQAC is constituted 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 stakeholders
The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
Dr. T M Joseph (Chairman) 
Sri. Jose Karikunnel (Vice Chairman) 
Fr. Francis Kannadan (Vice Chairman) 

  1. Dr. J Georgi Neernal (Vice Chairman) 
  2. Dr. T M Jacob        (Vice Chairman) 
  3. Dr. Suby Baby (Co- ordinator) 
  4. Dr. Thomas Varghese (Joint Coordinator) 
  5. Sri. Philip Augustine (Joint Coordinator) 
  6. Sr. (Dr) Biji M P. (Joint Coordinator) 
  7. Dr Suja C (Joint Coordinator) 
  8. Dr. Amstrong Sebastian (Joint Coordinator) 
  9. Sri. Saji Joseph (Joint Coordinator) 
  10. Dr. Gigi K Joseph (Joint Coordinator) 
  11. Dr. Jacob John Kattakayam (External Member) 
  12. Dr. Mathachan Pathiyil (Representative of Parents) 
  13. Adv. Tomy Kalambattuparambil (Representative of Alumni) 
  14. Dr. Johny Scaria (Convenor, Research Committee) 
  15. Sri. K R Vasudevan Namboothiri (Librarian) 
  16. Smt. Mercy K D. (Sr. Supdt) 
  17. Dr. P B Sanish (Faculty Representative) 
  18. Dr. Ani Kurian (Faculty Representative) 
  19. Dr. Jerome K Jose (Faculty Representative) 
  20. Dr. Juliya Emmanuel (Faculty Representative) 
  21. Dr. N. Shibin Mohanan (Faculty Representative) 
  22. Mr. Tittu Thomas (Faculty Representative) 
  23. Mr. Shaimon Joseph (Faculty Representative) 
  24. Mr. Aby Thomas (Faculty Representative) 
  25. Mr. Mathews K Manayani (Faculty Representative) 
  26. Sri. Ginto George (Faculty Representative) 
  27. Mr. Abin Wilson (Faculty Representative) 
  28. Mr. Prince Samuel Joseph (Faculty Representative) 
  29. Mr. Sherin Mathew G. (Faculty Representative) 
  30. Ms. Deepthy Joseph (Faculty Representative) 
  31. Ms. Diya Mathew (Faculty Representative) 
  32. Ms. Preethy Binu (Faculty Representative) 
  33. Sri. Jerin James (Student Representative) 

The Role of Coordinator

    The role of the coordinator of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC may be a senior person with expertise in quality aspects. She/he may be a full-time functionary or, to start with, she/he may be a senior academic /administrator entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance may be facilitated by the administration. It is preferable that the coordinator may have a sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.


The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the IQAC

        All the accredited institutions which have established the IQAC will submit a self-reviewed progress report annually to the NAAC, detailing the tangible results achieved in key areas which are specifically identified by the IQAC in the beginning of the academic year by devising a perspective plan. The AQAR is the outcome of the perspective plan of the IQAC.


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