About Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in 2013 at IASE (Deemed to be University) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure.The IQAC has been constituted as per the recommendations of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). IQAC will become a vital part of the institution’s quality assurance system and work towards ensuring quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of its institution.
The establishment of the IQAC is the first step towards institutionalization and internalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends on its sense of belongingness and participation in all the activities of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or a record-keeping unit of the institution but will be a facilitative and participative unit of the institution. It has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement through its planned and interventionist strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality, as in Quality Circles in industries.
To develop a mechanism to promote conscious, consistent and catalytic action plans to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution
To promote institutional quality enhancement and sustenance through the internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of the best practices.
To promote quality culture as the prime concern of Higher Education Institutions through institutionalizing and internalizing all the quality-enhancing and sustaining initiatives taken with internal and external support.
Shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:
Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial units
Adoption of relevant and quality academic and research programmes
Ensuring equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of the society
Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
Ensuring credible assessment and evaluation processes
Ensuring the proper allocation, adequacy and maintenance of support structure and services
Sharing of research findings 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
Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders
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
Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC
Will facilitate / contribute to:
Ensure 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 IQAC Activities
Accreditation – NAAC
National Ranking – NIRF
AICTE Approval for professional courses
UGC Graded autonomy
MHRD All India Survey for Higher Education
Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Program
Feedback from stakeholders
Fully Flexible Credit System
Curriculum for Applied Learning
Promoting Technology Enhanced Learning - MOOC
Annual Quality Assurance Report
Supporting Documents For SSR 2021
1.1 Curriculum Design and Development
1.1.1 Curricula developed and implemented have relevance to the local, national, regional and global developmental needs which is reflected in Programme outcomes (POs), Programme Specific Outcomes(PSOs) and Course Outcomes(COs) of the Programmes offered by the University
1.2 Academic Flexibility
1.3 Curriculum Enrichment
1.4 Feedback System
2.1 Student Enrollment and Profile
2.2 Catering to Student Diversity
2.3 Teaching- Learning Process
2.4 Teacher Profile and Quality
2.4.4: Average percentage of full time teachers who received awards, recognition, fellowships at State, National, International level from Government/Govt. recognised bodies during the last five years
2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms
2.5.3: IT integration and reforms in the examination procedures and processes (continuous internal assessment and end-semester assessment) have brought in considerable improvement in examination management system of the institution
2.6 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes
2.6.1: The institution has stated learning outcomes (generic and programme specific)/graduate attributes which are integrated into the assessment process and widely publicized through the website and other documents
3.1Promotion of Research and Facilities
3.1.5: Institution has the following facilities to support research Central Instrumentation Centre 1 Animal House/Green House 2 Museum 3 Media laboratory/Studios 4 Business Lab 5 Research/Statistical Databases 6 Mootcourt 7 Theatre 8 Art Gallery
3.2 Resource Mobilization for Research
3.2.1: Extramural funding for Research (Grants sponsored by the non-government sources such as industry, corporate houses, international bodies for research projects) endowments, Chairs in the University during the last five years (INR in Lakhs).
188.8.131.52: Total Grants for research projects sponsored by the non-government sources such as industry, corporate houses, international bodies, endowments, Chairs in the institution year-wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs).
3.3 Innovation Ecosystem
3.4 Research Publications and Awards
3.4.1: The Institution ensures implementation of its stated Code of Ethics for research through the following: 1. Inclusion of research ethics in the research methodology course work 2. Presence of Ethics committee 3. Plagiarism check through software 4. Research Advisory Committee
3.4.2: The institution provides incentives to teachers who receive state, national and international recognitions/awards 1.Commendation and monetary incentive at a University function 2.Commendation and medal at a University function 3. Certificate of honor 4.Announcement in the Newsletter / website
3.4.7: E-content is developed by teachers : 1 For e-PG-Pathshala 2 For CEC (Under Graduate) 3 For SWAYAM 4 For other MOOCs platform 5 For NPTEL/NMEICT/any other Government Initiatives 6 For Institutional LMS
3.6 Extension Activities
3.6.2: Number of awards received by the Institution, its teachers and students from Government /Government recognised bodies in recognition of the extension activities carried out during the last five years
3.6.3: Number of extension and outreach programs conducted by the institution including those through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC during the last five years ( including Government initiated programs such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. and those organised in collaboration with industry, community and NGOs).
184.108.40.206: Number of extension and outreach programs conducted by the institution through NSS/NCC/Red cross/YRC etc. ( including Government initiated programs such as Swachh Bharat, Aids Awareness, Gender Issue, etc. and those organised in collaboration with industry, community and NGOs) year-wise during the last five years.
3.7.2: Number of functional MoUs with institutions/ industries in India and abroad for internship, on-the-job training, project work, student / faculty exchange and collaborative research during the last five years.
220.127.116.11: Number of functional MoUs with institutions/ industries in India and abroad for internship, on-the-job training, project work, student / faculty exchange and collaborative research year-wise during the last five years.
4.1 Physical Facilities
4.2 Library as a Learning Resource
4.3 IT Infrastructure
4.4 Maintenance of Campus Infrastructure
5.1 Student Support
5.1.1: Average percentage of students benefited by scholarships and freeships provided by the institution, Government and non-government agencies (NGOs) during the last five years (other than the students receiving scholarships under the government schemes for reserved categories).
18.104.22.168: Number of students benefited by scholarships and freeships provided by the institution, Government and non-government agencies (NGOs) year wise during the last five years (other than the students receiving scholarships under the government schemes for reserved categories).
5.1.3: Following Capacity development and skills enhancement activities are organised for improving students capability 1. Soft skills 2. Language and communication skills 3. Life skills (Yoga, physical fitness, health and hygiene) 4. Awareness of trends in technology
5.1.4: The institution adopts the following for redressal of student grievances including sexual harassment and ragging cases 1. Implementation of guidelines of statutory/regulatory bodies 2. Organisation wide awareness and undertakings on policies with zero tolerance 3. Mechanisms for submission of online/offline students’ grievances 4. Timely redressal of the grievances through appropriate committees
5.2 Student Progression
5.2.1: Average percentage of students qualifying in state/national/ international level examinations during the last five years (eg: IIT-JAM/CLAT/ NET/SLET/GATE/ GMAT/CAT/GRE/ TOEFL/ Civil Services/State government examinations, etc.)
22.214.171.124: Number of students qualifying in state/ national/ international level examinations (eg: IIT/JAM/ NET/ SLET/ GATE/ GMAT/CAT/GRE/ TOEFL/ Civil Services/ State government examinations, etc.)) year-wise during last five years
126.96.36.199: Number of students appearing in state/ national/ international level examinations (eg: IIT/JAM/ NET / SLET/ GATE/ GMAT/CAT,GRE/ TOEFL/ Civil Services/ State government examinations) year-wise during last five years
5.3 Student Participation and Activities
5.3.1: Number of awards / medals won by students for outstanding performance in sports / cultural activities at inter-university / state / national / international events (award for a team event should be counted as one) during the last five years.
188.8.131.52: Number of awards/medals won by students for outstanding performance in sports / cultural activities at inter-university / state / national / international events (award for a team event should be counted as one) year - wise during the last five years.
5.4 Alumni Engagement
6.1 Institutional Vision and Leadership
6.2 Strategy Development and Deployment
6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies
6.3.4: Average percentage of teachers undergoing online/ face-to-face Faculty Development Programmes (FDP)during the last five years (Professional Development Programmes, Orientation / Induction Programmes, Refresher Course, Short Term Course ).
184.108.40.206: Total number of teachers attending professional development Programmes, viz., Orientation Programme, Refresher Course, Short Term Course, Faculty Development Programmes year wise during last five years
6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
220.127.116.11: Total Funds / Grants received from government bodies for development and maintenance of infrastructure (not covered under Criteria III and V) year wise during the last five years (INR in Lakhs).
6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System
6.5.1: Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has contributed significantly for institutionalizing the quality assurance strategies and processes by constantly reviewing the teaching learning process, structures & methodologies of operations and learning outcomes at periodic intervals.
6.5.2: Institution has adopted the following for Quality assurance 1. Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) and follow up action taken 2.Confernces, Seminars, Workshops on quality conducted 3. Collaborative quality initiatives with other institution(s) 4.Orientation programme on quality issues for teachers and students 5. Participation in NIRF 6.Any other quality audit recognized by state, national or international agencies (ISO Certification, NBA).
7.1 Institutional Values and Social Responsibilities
7.1.2: The Institution has facilities for alternate sources of energy and energy conservation measures 1 Solar energy 2 Biogas plant 3 Wheeling to the Grid 4 Sensor-based energy conservation 5 Use of LED bulbs/ power efficient equipment
7.1.3: Describe the facilities in the Institution for the management of the following types of degradable and non-degradable waste (within 500 words) 1 Solid waste management 2 Liquid waste management 3 Biomedical waste management 4 E-waste management 5 Waste recycling system 6 Hazardous chemicals and radioactive waste management
7.1.4: Water conservation facilities available in the Institution: 1 Rain water harvesting 2 Borewell /Open well recharge 3 Construction of tanks and bunds 4 Waste water recycling 5 Maintenance of water bodies and distribution system in the campus
7.1.5: Green campus initiatives include: 1 Restricted entry of automobiles 2 Use of Bicycles/ Battery powered vehicles 3 Pedestrian Friendly pathways 4 Ban on use of Plastic 5 landscaping with trees and plants
7.1.6: Quality audits on environment and energy regularly undertaken by the Institution and any awards received for such green campus initiatives: 1 Green audit 2 Energy audit 3 Environment audit 4 Clean and green campus recognitions / awards 5 Beyond the campus environmental promotion activities
7.1.7: The Institution has disabled-friendly, barrier free environment 1 Built environment with ramps/lifts for easy access to classrooms. 2 Disabled-friendly washrooms 3 Signage including tactile path, lights, display boards and signposts 4 Assistive technology and facilities for persons with disabilities ( Divyangjan) accessible website, screen-reading software, mechanized equipment 5 Provision for enquiry and information : Human assistance, reader, scribe, soft copies of reading material, screen reading
7.1.8: Describe the Institutional efforts/initiatives in providing an inclusive environment i.e., tolerance and harmony towards cultural, regional, linguistic, communal socioeconomic and other diversities (within 500 words).
7.1.10: The Institution has a prescribed code of conduct for students, teachers, administrators and other staff and conducts periodic programmes in this regard. 1 The Code of Conduct is displayed on the website 2 There is a committee to monitor adherence to the Code of Conduct 3 Institution organizes professional ethics programmes for students, teachers, administrators and other staff 4 Annual awareness programmes on Code of Conduct are organized
7.2 Best Practices
7.3 Institutional Distinctiveness