Internal Quality Assurance Cell has a pivotal role in defining, planning, and monitoring quality assurance and quality enhancement. Quality enhancement being a continuous practice, IQAC serves as an integral part of an institution's system in realizing quality enhancement and sustenance. IQAC attempts to develop a conscious, vibrant and consistent mechanism to enhance, mobilize and promote a culture of quality.
Academic Audit is an IQAC driven model of self reflection and peer feedback for quality improvement and excellence in teaching and learning to ensure students’ success. An internal academic audit is conducted by every Department in six months and there is an annual academic audit conducted by IQAC in which each Department has to produce an academic report and supporting documents. The Departments promptly report the progress in accordance with the year plan, attendance of the students, research activities of the faculty including major and minor projects and publication of papers in peer reviewed journals to the IQAC. The results of the audit are discussed with external experts and the suggestions are informed the concerned staff for improvement.
Activities of IQAC related to academic audit:
1. The students are continuously evaluated and monitored through internal examinations, assignments and seminars.
2. Semester-Wise progress of the students is intimated to their parents through the College website and through the class Parents Teachers Association (PTA) meetings.
3. As per the audit, weak students are provided with remedial coaching.
4. Department Council which consists of both male and female student representatives from each batch meets regularly to express their views on curriculum development, academic progress and other activities.
5. Students’ response to teaching and learning are collected and analysed through SET (Students’ Evaluation of Teachers) and informed the concerned teachers.
6. The progress of Major and Minor Research Projects are annually reviewed.
7. The feedback and report of seminars, conferences and workshops are monitored by IQAC.
8. The admission of research students and the progress of their works are reviewed once in six months.
9. Extension activities are monitored and the report of the nodal agencies / Departments are analysed.
10. IQAC consistently reviews the processes of curriculum design and consult experts regarding innovative measures and methods.
11. Installation of the academic Management System, Linways, is an exemplary milestone in teaching, learning and evaluation. Multi-layered academic practices of uploading and downloading of study materials, attendance, assignments, evaluation and feedback ensure students complete participation in the academic environment.
12. IQAC advises teachers to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops and they are financially supported.
13. As per students’ feedback, IQAC encourages students to participate in workshops, seminars and conferences outside the College and they are also financially supported.
14. The Coordinator of the Research Council is an invited member of IQAC and the coordinator reports research admission and other details.
15. IQAC supports financially all academic departments to conduct a conference (national/international) every year.
16. Teachers and PG students benefit highly from IQAC seminar/conference on higher education and research conducted every year.
17. IQAC proposes online examination and evaluation in order to strengthen the evaluation process.
18. IQAC conducts SWOC analysis to explore the possibilities and realize the challenges of the present higher education scenario.
19. IQAC insists the use of Information Communication Technologies in teaching and learning by employing digital technology.
The IQAC of the College serves as the central agency which reviews the teaching learning process. The IQAC comprises of external experts, academicians, alumni, industrialists and representatives of the Management and teachers.
It is under the directives of the IQAC that the curriculum is redesigned in accordance with the feedback from students and other stake holders. Student friendly teaching methods were implemented based on the recommendations of IQAC. On the basis of studies conducted, the IQAC recommended the Management to increase the ICT infrastructure for effective teaching and learning. Students are the focus of the learning process. Examination and evaluation are made very prompt and time bound and the two internal exams are conducted in each semester to enhance the quality of evaluation process.
1. The academic processes are monitored and its proper feedback is collected.
2. Teaching, learning and evaluation are consistently reviewed and suggestions for further improvement are informed to the concerned bodies.
3. The strategies for ensuring financial support for various academic and administrative programmes are designed and implemented.
4. Regular monitoring of research projects, publications and participation in seminar/conference/workshop by teachers and students.
5. Research orientation of all academic programmes is ensured and research scholars are given timely support and proper grooming.
6. Supports the Research Council to organize an annual Research Scholars Meet to maintain research quality.
7. Encourage teachers to take up Minor and Major Research Projects and informs them of the guidelines of the same.
8. Student Evaluation of Teachers (SET) was made a part of the Academic Calendar.
9. IQAC has made it mandatory for every Department to conduct a Seminar/Conference every year.
10. IQAC financially supports the two Research Journals from the College.
IQAC has been constituted as per the directives of the UGC with the following members.
Principal - Chairperson
Five senior teachers and one senior administrative official
Two external experts on Quality Management/ Industry/Local Community
Coordinator – Member Secretary
The external members of the IQAC throw light upon the ways in which interaction with industry can be enhanced. Being eminent academicians who have national and international exposure, the external members and faculty representatives are able to provide clear cut guidelines for assuring quality and excellence in learning teaching and evaluation.
1. Every class tutor maintains a file of the students in each class with details pertaining to their personal and academic aspects. Their growth and progress are monitored by the class tutor and the Heads of the Departments.
2. The students from socially backward sections who find it difficult to improve their marks substantially, the College with the support of IQAC has started a remedial programme with the financial help of UGC.
3. The IQAC makes sure that the policy of the College to assure equity to all sections of the society without any fail.
4. Remedial Coaching Programme has been conducted very successfully in the last five years.
5. Students from SC, ST, and OBC categories have benefitted immensely from the remedial coaching programme.
6. Periodic review of Administrative Staff is done by the College Council and the Management Committee through feedback from students, parents and teachers. One of the Vice-Principals is in charge of monitoring the duties of Administrative Staff.
7. Review of progress of academic departments has established itself as a policy and is done through an annual academic report of various departments which consists of academic programmes like seminars, workshops, invited lectures, curriculum design, grants, fellowships, extension lectures, outreach programmes, research publications and projects. Governing Council, Academic Council, College Council, IQAC, Research Council and Library Advisory Committee monitors the functioning of academic departments, research centres and library.
8. Policy-wise, there is an agreement among the faculty that emerging subjects of relevance should be included in the curriculum. It is by referring to the syllabi of institutes of international repute that teachers design the curriculum.
9. It was under the initiative of IQAC that many Departments started Research Centres. They should be upgraded annually depending on the number of student intake, number of patents and publications and changes in international research arena.
10. Boards of Studies review curriculum; Research Council monitors the research activities and Library Advisory Committee monitors the knowledge flow of the College.