IQAC

Introduction

In view of propelling HEI to next level of quality up-gradation, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) proposes that all HEI should have an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). As the initiatives of quality enhancement are continuous process, IQAC will play an important role and work towards achieving quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for ensuring a good overall performance of the institution and work towards promoting the holistic academic excellence. The cell will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system of the institution. It will be a carrier for quality enhancement by carrying out necessary strategies and through identification and rectification of deficiencies.

Objective

The primary aim of IQAC is
•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.

Strategies

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for
a)Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;
b)Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes;
c)Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society;
d)Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
e)The credibility of assessment and evaluation process;
f)Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;
g)Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
a)Development and application of quality benchmarks
b)Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
c)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;
d)Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
d)Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders;
e)Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
f)Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
g)Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
h)Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
i)Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
j)Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute to
a)Ensure clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;
b)Ensure internalization of the quality culture;
c)Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;
d)Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning
e)Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs
f)Build an organized methodology of documentation and internal communication

Members of IQAC
S.No. Name Department Designation
1. Dr.N.Kathiravan Principal Chairperson
2. Dr.K.Sivasankari Professor/ECE Teacher Representative
3. Dr.R.Sivakumar Professor & Head/Mechatronics Teacher Representative
4. Dr.S.Nagaraja Professor & Head/Mechanical Teacher Representative
5. Dr.S.Jothi Lakshmi Associate Professor/CSE Teacher Representative
6. Prof.P.A.Edwin Fernando Assistant Professor/CIVIL Teacher Representative
7. Prof.C.Nirmala Assistant Professor& Head/S&H Teacher Representative
8. Shri.P.Rangaraj Trustee Representative from the Management
9. Mr.S.Kapilan PRO Senior Administrative Officer
10. Mr.Arulprakash Sub Inspector of Police,Kinathukadavu Nominee from Local Society
11. Mr.U.Alagukrishnan Third year BE Computer Science & Engineering Student nominee
12. Mr.M.Koodalingam Proprietor,Sree Vigneshwarar Engineering Works Industrialist
13. Mrs.S.Vijayabharathi M/o B.V Pranavkumar,Second year BE Mechatronics Engineering Parent Nominee
14. Dr.N.Mathankumar Associate Professor/Mechanical Co-ordinator of the IQAC
Minutes and Action Taken Reports of IQAC Meeting