- Internal Quality Assurance Cell, in fact, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level.
- Mary Matha 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.