In the dynamic landscape of higher education, maintaining and enhancing the quality of educational institutions has become a paramount concern. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has emerged as an instrumental tool in ensuring and improving the quality of education, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and maintaining institutional accountability.
IQAC is a significant component of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in India, but its principles and functions are applicable and adopted globally. IQAC is essentially an internal quality assurance mechanism within an educational institution. It serves as a nodal agency for quality-related activities and works towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. IQACs are required to prepare an Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) summarizing the activities and achievements of the institution concerning quality assurance.
Structure of IQAC: The structure of an IQAC typically includes a coordinator, faculty members, administrative staff, and external experts. The composition ensures diverse perspectives and expertise, making it an effective body to oversee quality-related activities.