IQAC

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Objective (As per NAAC)

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.
IQAC Members

Sl.No.

Name Designation Role Mobile Number

1

Dr.Krishnamurthy G N Principal Chairman

8105869067

2

Prof. T.J. Rama Murthy Director Member-Management Representative

9945357134

3

Dr.M.S. Suresh Dean Member-Academic Dean

9449856619

4

Dr.K. Ranga Former Dean, BNMIT Member-Local Society Representative

9611349334

5

Prof. Srikanth V S Director,  Training & Placement Member-Administrative Representative

9986761961

6

Dr.R.M. Puttaswamy Chief Librarian Member-Administrative Representative

9448321528

7

Mr. Vijith Office Manager Member-Administrative Representative

9449787781

8

Dr. Vibha L Professor, CSE Member

9900566263

9

Dr. Saritha Chakrasali Professor, ISE Member

9945035647

10

Prof. Bindu S Professor, ECE Member

9036621325

11

Prof. B.S. Anil kumar Professor, ME Member

9844463770

12

Mr. A. Kumar Assoc. Professor, EEE Member

9448587706

13

Dr. Mukund Sharma Professor, MBA Member

9845505902

14

Dr. Jayanna B.K. Professor & Head, Chemistry Member-Student welfare Representative

9986397114

15

Sindhoora R Murthy 8th Sem, CSE Member-Student  Representative

7406002912

16

K. Shashank Rao 8th Sem, EEE Member-Student  Representative

9686455805

17

Pavan R Alumni, ISE Member-Alumni  Representative

7259531426

18

 Harsha Somashekhar Alumni, ECE Member-Alumni  Representative

8553619800

19

Sri. Raghunandan S IBM, Bangalore Member-Industry  Representative

9901099400

20

Prof. T.S. Sethunathan Vice President, Celstream, Bangalore Member-Industry  Representative

9845029406

21

Dr.J. Thippe Rudrappa Professor & Head, Physics Member-Co-ordinator

9845887317

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategies (As per NAAC)

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for

a) Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;

b) The relevance and quality of academic and 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 evaluation procedures;

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 (As per NAAC)

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

a) Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

b) 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;

c) Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

d) Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;

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) Development of Quality Culture in the institution;

j) Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute

a) Ensure heightened level of 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 organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.          

 

Frequency of Meeting: The IQAC should meet at least once in every quarter.

Membership duration: The membership of   nominated members shall be for a period of two years.

Quorum:  The quorum for the meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members. The agenda, minutes and Action Taken Reports are to be documented with official signatures and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.

The role of coordinator (As per NAAC):

The role of the coordinator of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC may be a senior person with expertise in quality aspects. She/he may be a full-time functionary or, to start with, she/he may be a senior academic /administrator entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance may be facilitated by the administration. It is preferable that the coordinator may have sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.

Operational Features of the IQAC (As Per NAAC)

Quality assurance is a by-product of ongoing efforts to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutional control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of an institution needs to be struck. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC will have to first establish procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning.

The coordinator of the IQAC and the secretary will have a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC may derive major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functions listed above. The operational features and functions discussed so far are broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adapt them to their specific needs.

Monitoring Mechanism (As per NAAC)

The institutions need to submit yearly the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC. A functional Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and timely submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs) are the Minimum Institutional Requirements (MIR) to volunteer for second, third or subsequent cycle’s accreditation.  During the institutional visit the NAAC peer teams will interact with the IQACs to know the progress, functioning as well quality sustenance initiatives undertaken by them.

The Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) may be the part of the Annual Report. The AQAR shall be approved by the statutory bodies of the HEIs (such as Syndicate, Governing Council/Board) for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.

The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) shall submit the AQAR regularly to NAAC. The IQACs may create its exclusive window on its institutional website and regularly upload/ report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.

The NAAC Accredited institutions need to submit only the soft copy as word file (.doc/.docx) through  e-mail (naac.aqar@gmail.com). The file name needs to be submitted with Track ID of the institution and College Name. For example MHCOGN16601-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc or EC_32_A&A_143 dated 3-5-2004-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc. The Higher Education Institutions need not submit the printed/hard copy to NAAC. The acknowledgements would be sent to the institutions through e-mail.