As per National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions
Goals and Objectives
To develop a system for the conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the institution.
Making “Quality Enhancement” as an integral part of the institutional functioning – Internalization and Institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives.
To assure all the stakeholders the accountability of the institution for its own quality
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.
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
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.
Outcomes of Activities of IQAC at SPIHER
Grant of Graded Autonomy by UGC ( Category II)
Accreditation by Commissions of ABET (abet.org) of Engineering / Computing Programs