The IQAC stands for the Internal Quality Assurance Cell. It is an integral part of an educational institution, typically found in colleges and universities, and its primary responsibility is to ensure and enhance the quality of education and overall performance of the institution.
The IQAC functions as a mechanism for quality assurance, continuous improvement, and institutional development. It works towards the implementation and monitoring of quality benchmarks in various aspects of the institution, including teaching, learning, research, infrastructure, student support services, and overall governance.
The key functions of an IQAC may include:
- Developing and implementing quality assurance policies and procedures.
- Formulating and implementing quality benchmarks and assessment criteria.
- Conducting internal academic audits and evaluations.
- Facilitating the accreditation and assessment processes.
- Promoting research, innovation, and quality research publications.
- Organizing faculty development programs and workshops to enhance teaching-learning practices.
- Monitoring and reviewing the performance of various departments and programs.
- Collecting and analyzing feedback from stakeholders, including students, faculty, and employers.
- Promoting a culture of quality consciousness and improvement across the institution.
- Preparing and submitting annual quality assurance reports to external accreditation bodies.
The IQAC plays a vital role in fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring compliance with quality standards, and supporting the institution in its pursuit of excellence in education. It acts as a catalyst for positive change and helps the institution adapt to the evolving needs and challenges of the educational landscape.
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