Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

 

Activities and Achievements (IQAC)

 

Best Practices Introduced

 

  • Student Profile Survey: It is conducted at the time of admission for knowing more about the academic achievements, areas of interest and skill levels of the students joining the college

  • Course Implementation Plans (CIP): CIP is prepared and distributed to the students for each paper at the very beginning of each semester to inform them in advance about the teaching-learning processes to be adopted along with a weekly schedule of the subjects to be taught

  • Curriculum Advisory Council: It has been constituted with experts from academics and research organisations and industry representatives for regular consultation and guidance for bringing about qualitative improvements in the teaching-learning processes and increasing the level of interaction with industry and research organisations

  • Student Advising system: Under this system 20 to 25 students are attached to every faculty member for regular academic and psycho-social guidance

  • Student Feedback Survey: These are organised towards the end of each semester for obtaining the feedback of the students on the Syllabus and the Teaching-Learning process of each paper

  • Student Feedback on Activities: This is conducted at each activity organised by the Committees, Cells and Societies of the College for assessing the satisfaction levels of the students with respect to the concerned activity

  • Exit Survey: It is conducted among all graduating student for obtaining their feedback on their overall experience of studying in the college.

  • Course Folders: Preparation and maintenance of Course Folders for each paper taught during any semester for the benefit of new teachers of the course

  • Faculty Handbook: It incorporates all policy documents, academic and administrative templates and a checklist for the faculty members to keep track of the time lines for completing different activities

  • Student Handbook: It incorporates all policy documents, rules, guidelines and all other information relevant for students

  • Formation of Student Societies: Departmental and Extra Curricular Societies for giving a boost to curriculum enrichment activities

  • Research Cell: It has been set up for promoting research culture and scientific temper among students and faculty members

  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell: It has been created for nurturing the interest of students in setting up their own small businesses or becoming self employed

  • College Management Software: These modules have been introduced for web based view of Time Tables, Attendance Records and Internal Assessment Marks

 

Awareness & Training Programmes

 

  • Quality Circles: Constitution of five Quality Circles with the participation of student volunteers and faculty members for reviewing the various teaching- learning and associated administrative processes and making recommendations towards quality improvement

  • Quality Circle for Action Plan Implementation: It has been established for coordinating and assisting in the proper adoption of the quality improvement measures initiated by IQAC

  • Expert Lecture on Educational Quality Management: It was organised to apprise the staff about the challenges of quality improvement in educational institutions and sensitise them about the need for qualitative changes.

  • Orientation Programme on Psycho-Social Support: This orientation programme was organised to introduce the faculty members to the relevant concepts of psycho- social counselling for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of the student advising system.

  • Workshop Series on CIP preparation: A series of training workshops and repeat sessions were conducted for different groups of faculty members for introducing them to Blooms taxonomy as well as provide an appreciation the concepts of intended learning outcomes to be spelt out in the CIP

  • Training Sessions on Student Feedback Survey: Faculty members involved in the Course cum Teaching Learning Feedback Survey were given short training session in the proper administration of the survey. Similar training session was also conducted before the start of the survey analysis work.

  • Training in the use of College Management Software (CMS): Department wise training programmes were organised for enabling the staff to use the recently implemented CMS for entering data relating to admissions, timetables, attendance, etc,

  • Sensitisation Programme on E-waste management: An Awareness programme on e-waste management was organised in collaboration with the Eco-Club of the College

  • Waste Paper Recycling: A memorandum of understanding was initiated with NGO Jaagruti for regular recycling of the waste paper of the college

  • Green Audit: A proposal for conducting Green Audit of the campus was prepared in collaboration with the Eco-Club of the College. Based on the approval received from the Governing Body, the Green Audit will be completed shortly.

  • MOU with Global Development Forum (GDF): A proposal for collaboration with GDF was prepared and submitted to the Governing Body (GB) for Approval. Based on the approval received from the GB and the clearance provided by the University an MOU will be signed with GDF shortly for undertaking joint activities in the area of research promotion and community engagement.

 

Implementation Status of IQAC Recommendations

 

In its first year of its operation, the focus of IQAC has been on harvesting the low hanging fruits as it were. IQAC made in all 37 recommendations. Out of which one became redundant because of the rollback of FYUP. The implementation status of the remaining 36 recommendations is as follows:

 

Fully implemented Partially implemented To be implemented Not implemented
29 3 3 1

 

The recommendation, which has not been implemented relates to the constitution of Department wise faculty advisory councils in addition to the overall Curriculum Advisory Council, which has been constituted. This recommendation will be implemented in the Academic Year 2016-17 once the the honours courses, which were rolled back as part of FYUP are reintroduced.