Mary Matha Arts & Science College

Mananthavady, Wayanad, Kerala

IQAC Guidelines

IQAC

·  Internal Quality Assurance Cell, in fact, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the 

   institutional level.

·  Mary Matha Arts & Science College has an internal quality assurance system, with appropriate structure and

   processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders.

·  The internal quality assurance mechanism of the institution is called “Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)”.

·  The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE)

   activities of the Institution.

·  The IQAC channelizes and systematizes the efforts and measures of the institution towards academic 

    excellence. It is not a hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in the institution; it is a facilitative and

    participative organ of the institution. The IQAC is the driving force for ushering in quality by working out

    intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.   

 Goal

·  To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic

   and administrative performance of the HEIs.

·  To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality

   culture and institutionalization of best practices.

 Structure

·  The IQAC has been constituted under the chairmanship of the head of the HEI. He is assisted by the IQAC 

   Coordinator who a senior faculty member.

 Composition

  The IQAC has the following composition:

·  Head of the Institution (Principal) – Chairperson

·  Five senior teachers and one senior administrative official - Members

·  Two external experts on Quality Management /Industry / Local Community – Members

·  Coordinator of IQAC – Member Secretary

·  The membership of such nominated members shall be for a period of two years.

IQAC Activities

Basic Purposes

·  To ensure continuous improvement in the entire operations of the institution.

·  To assure stakeholders connected with higher education namely, students, parents, teachers, staff, would-be 

    employers, funding agencies and society in general - of the accountability of the institution for its own quality

    and probity.

The IQAC evolved mechanisms and procedures for ensuring the following:

·  Timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.

·  The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes.

·  Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.

·  Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.

·  The credibility of evaluation procedures.

·  The adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services.

·  Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions

The IQAC has the following functions:

·  Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative

   activities of the Institution.

·  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.

·  Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related 

   institutional processes.

·  Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education.

·  Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of 

   quality circles.

·  Documentation of the various programmes/activities of the Institution, leading to quality improvement.

·  Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and 

   dissemination of good practices.

·  Development and maintenance of Institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing

   the institutional quality.

·  Development of Quality Culture in HEI.

·  Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the HEI based on the quality

   parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body (like NAAC, NBA, AB) in the 

   prescribed format