INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC) OVERVIEW The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was framed on 28 th May 2018 to introduce, plan and supervise various initiatives to improve and maintain the quality education in the institute. IQAC has member representatives from the top management, stake holders, teaching and students for getting diversified suggestions for continuous improvement. IQAC is a significant body of the institution which supervises the process of teaching, learning and evaluation. IQAC Vision To ensure quality culture as the prime concern for the higher education institute through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support. OBJECTIVE The primary aims of IQAC are To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices. Strategies IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks. b) The relevance and quality of academic and 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 evaluation procedures. 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. Functions Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are: a) Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution. b) 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. c) Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes. d) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education. e) Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles. f) Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement. g) Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices. h) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality. i) Development of Quality Culture in the institution. j) 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 a) Ensure heightened level of 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. e) Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs. f) Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.