Every accredited institution should set up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in accordance with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) requirements as a post-accreditation quality maintenance strategy. The IQAC supports the institution’s system and works to achieve the objectives of quality enhancement and sustenance because quality improvement is a continual activity.
The main goal of the IQAC is to create a system for consciously, consistently, and catalytically improving institutions’ overall performance.
Targets of IQAC
The IQAC’s main goal is
• To create a structure for deliberate, persistent, and catalytic action to enhance the institution’s performance in both academics and management.
• To encourage actions that will help institutions run better by internalizing a quality culture and institutionalizing best practices.
The Coordinator’s Role
The following are the roles and duties that Coordinator, IQAC carries out: Coordinator, IQAC is delegated to Coordinator,
• To organize the transmission of information on several higher education quality metrics.
• To organize the documentation of the numerous quality improvement programmes and activities.
• To coordinate the institution’s quality-related activities.
• To organize the creation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR), this will be based on the quality standards, and submitted to NAAC.
• To plan the prompt and effective implementation of the IQAC committee’s decisions.
Operational Characteristics of the IQAC
Among the duties that the IQAC is intended to do are:
1. The creation and use of quality standards/benchmarks for the institution’s numerous academic and administrative activities;
2. Encouraging faculty development to adopt the necessary knowledge and technology for interactive teaching and learning processes, as well as the construction of a learner-centric atmosphere supportive of great education;
3. Make arrangements for students, parents, and other stakeholders to provide input on institutional processes that affect quality;
4. Dissemination of data on numerous higher education quality indicators;
5. Organization of workshops and seminars on quality-related topics at both internal and external institutions, as well as development of quality circles;
6. Documentation of the numerous quality improvement programmes and initiatives;
7. Serving as the Institution’s nodal agency for coordinating quality-related initiatives, such as the adoption and dissemination of coordinating quality-related initiatives for the Institution, such as the adoption and promotion of best practices;
8. Creation and upkeep of an institutional database through MIS with the aim of preserving or enhancing institutional quality;
9. The establishment of a quality culture within the institution; the creation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR), which will be submitted to NAAC, in accordance with its requirements and specifications.