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IQAC as a quality sustenance measure and has been established with an objective in pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment, accreditation and quality up-gradation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), the NAAC proposes that every accredited institution establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. The University Grants Commission (UGC), India has (in the XI Plan) made a policy decision to direct all HEIs to establish IQAC.

The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.

The IQAC is the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring total quality management by ushering in innovations leading to achieving excellence and adoption of intervention strategies for monitoring their successful implementation. Ever in quest for excellence, the IQAC functions to assure institutional accountability with probity to all the stakeholders, funding agencies in particular and society as a whole. The teaching and non-teaching staff, the students, alumni, parents and others to generate quality sustenance and enhancement on the following areas as envisaged by NAAC:
  • Curricular Development
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research, Extension and Consultancy
  • Infrastructure
  • Student Support and Services
  • Governance and Management
  • Innovation and Promotion of Best Practices

Development of Quality Culture in Institute of Applied Medicines & Research

Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the Institute of Applied Medicines & Research based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body (NAAC) in the prescribed format;
Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Integral Units of Institute of Applied Medicines & Research based on the AQAR;
In terms of UGC Regulations 2010, IQAC shall act as the Documentation and Record-Keeping cell, including assistance in the development of the API criteria based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) proforma using the indicative template separately developed by the UGC. In order to facilitate the process, all teachers shall submit the duly filled-in PBAS proforma to the IQAC annually;

Follow up
  • The AQAR shall be approved by the statutory bodies of the Institute of Applied Medicines & Research for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.
  • The Institute of Applied Medicines & Research shall regularly submit the AQARs to the NAAC.
  • Institute of Applied Medicines & Research shall submit AQAR and follow up reports of AQAR to the UGC as and when called for.
  • The IQAC must create its exclusive window on its institutional website, to regularly report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.
  • To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
  • To facilitate academic excellence in the institution.
  • To work on strategies and ensure the implementation of objectives to build the institution that will stand as a beacon of light in the field of learning.
  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks
  • The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the Institute of Applied Medicines & Research.
  • 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.
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education
  • 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.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC by Institute of Applied Medicines & Research.
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