Composition of the IQAC for the University

The membership of the nominated members shall be for a period of two years and in the case of students, every year. The IQAC shall meet once in a quarter. 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 and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.

It is necessary for the members of the IQAC to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness in the institution and to devote time for working out the procedural details. While selecting these members several precautions need to be taken. A few of them are listed below:

It is advisable to choose persons from various backgrounds who have earned respect for integrity and excellence in their teaching and research. Moreover, they should be aware of the ground realities of the institutional environment. They should be known for their commitment in improving the quality of teaching and learning.

It would be appropriate to choose senior administrators, academician’s persons in charge of institutional services such as library, computer center, student welfare, administration, academic tasks, examination and planning and development.

The management representative should be a person who is aware of the institution’s objectives, limitations and strengths and is committed to its improvement. The local society representatives should be of high social standing and should have made significant contributions to society and in particular to education.

The Role of Coordinator

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

Operational Features of IQAC:

The coordinator of the IQAC 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 are broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adopt them to their specific needs.

Monitoring Mechanism:

The IQAC and constituent institutions need to submit every year the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to BIHER. 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 NBA 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 of the University.