Performance Evaluation: IQAC assesses and evaluates the performance of an institution in various dimensions, including teaching and learning, research, governance, infrastructure, and student services. It aims to identify strengths and weaknesses within the institution.
Quality Improvement: One of the primary functions of IQAC is to recommend measures for enhancing the quality of educational processes and outcome, developing and facilitating the implementation of quality policies, procedures, and guidelines within the institution. It initiates quality improvement projects, focusing on areas that need enhancement.
Documentation: IQAC maintains and documents the quality parameters of an institution. This includes the development and maintenance of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell Documentation and the submission of annual quality assurance reports to accrediting bodies.
Benchmarking and Promoting Best Practices: IQACs often conduct benchmarking studies to compare the institution's performance with other similar institutions and identify best practices to adopt. It facilitates the exchange of ideas and practices to improve quality in various aspects of education.
Institutional Culture: IQAC helps in cultivating a culture of quality, accountability, and continuous improvement within the institution. It fosters a sense of ownership of quality among stakeholders.
Monitoring and evaluating the quality of education:IQACs regularly assess and evaluate the quality of teaching, research, and other academic activities within the institution.
Institutional Accreditation:IQACs play a crucial role in preparing the institution for accreditation processes like NAAC or other accrediting bodies. They compile data, organize documents, and ensure that the institution meets the required standards.
Student Feedback and Grievance Redressal:IQACs are responsible for collecting student feedback on various aspects of the institution and addressing student grievances related to the quality of education.
Faculty Development: IQACs organize workshops, seminars, and training programs for faculty members to enhance their teaching and research skills.
Publication and Dissemination of Quality-Related Information:IQACs regularly publish reports, documents, and information related to quality assurance, which can be accessed by stakeholders and the public.
Collaboration with Stakeholders: IQACs establish channels of communication and collaboration with various stakeholders, including industry, alumni, and local community, to promote quality education and research.
Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR): IQACs are required to prepare an Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) summarizing the activities and achievements of the institution concerning quality assurance. This report is typically submitted to the NAAC or other relevant accrediting agencies