NAAC IQAC
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Board of College and University Development
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) 


Self Study Report for First Cycle of Assessment and Accreditation
(Uploaded on 16th November 2014)

Self Study Report for First Cycle of Assessment and Accreditation(Updated)

NAAC PEER TEAM REPORT

First Annual Quality Assurance Report 2015-16
Second Annual Quality Assurance Report 2016-17

 Introduction

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of an institution’s system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelise the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.
Following guidelines will facilitate the institution in the creation and operation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The work of the IQAC is the first step towards the internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation it can inculcate in all the constituents of the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. The IQAC by working out intervention strategies should remove deficiencies and enhance quality.
Aim: The Primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
 

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Committee 
 

 
1. Chairman: Head of the Institute          Prof(Dr.) N. N. Maldar,
         Vice-Chancellor, Solapur University, Solapur
2. A Few senior administrative officers 1. Prin. Shri. R. Y. Patil,  
    Director, Board of College & University Development
2. Dr. D. N. Mishra, 
     Registrar
3.  Shri. B. P. Patil, 
     Controller of Examination
4.  Shri. B.C. Shewale,
     Finance & Accounts Officer
3. Three to eight teachers 1.  Prof. E. N. Ashokkumar,
     Director, School of Social Sciences
2.  Prof. P. Prabhakar,  
     School of Earth Sciences
3.  Dr. A. A. Ghanwat,
     School of Chemical Sciences
4.  Dr. R. S. Mente,
     School of Computational Sciences
5.  Smt. Dr. M. J. Patil,
     School of Social Sciences
4. One or Two members from the Management --
5. One/Two nominees from local Society, Students and Alumni 1.   Dr. V. P. Ubale,
      (Alumni: Chemical Sciences)
      .B.F. Dayanand Arts & Science College, Solapur
2.   Shri. Sanjiv Patil,
      M.D. Laxmi Drucken Component, 
      MIDC Kondi Chincholi, Solapur
3.   President, University Department Student Council
4.   President, College Student Council
6. One/Two nominees from Employers/Industrialists/Stakeholders 1.   Shri. Ega Purushotham,
      M. D., Smruthi Org. Ltd., Solapur
2.   Shri. Sharadkrishna Thakare,
      M.D., Laxmi Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd., Solapur
7. One of the teachers as the coordinator of the IQAC       Prof. S. S. Suryavanshi
  Member Secretary       Dr. A. A. Ghanwat,
 

Strategies
IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:
 

  • Ensuring 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
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions
Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
 

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution
  • Dissemination of information on the various quality paraqmeters of higher education
  • Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes.
  •  Documentation of the various programmes / activities leading to quality improvement
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.

Benefits
IQAC will facilitate / contribute:
 

  • To a enhance the level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality upliftment and facilitate internalization of the quality culture NAAC for Quality and Excellence in Higher Education
  • To the enhance and integrate among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize many good practices
  • To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning
  • To act as a change agent in the institution
  • To better internal communication.

Composition of the IQAC
The IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the chairmanship of head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists/ representatives of local committee. The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
 

  1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution
  2. A few senior administrative officers
  3. Three to eight teachers
  4. One or two members from the Management
  5. One/two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni
  6. One/Two nominees from Employers/ Industrialists/ Stakeholders
  7. One of the teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC.

IQAC helps in planning and monitoring, gives stakeholders or beneficiaries a cross-sectional participation in the institution’s quality enhancement and quality sustenance activities. 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 have been taken. A few of them are listed below:
 

  • Choose from various backgrounds who have earned respect for integrity and excellence in their teaching and research. They are aware of the ground realities of the institutional environment and are known for their commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Choose (senior administrators) in charge of institutional services such as library, computer center, estate, student welfare, administration, academic tasks, examination, planning and development.
  • The management representatives are persons who are aware of the institution’s objectives, limitations and strengths and are committed to improvement. The local society representatives are of high standing and should have made significant contributions to society, and, in particular, to education.

The Role of Coordinator
The role of the coordinator of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC is a senior person with expertise in quality aspects. He is a full-time senior academic entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance has been provided to facilitate the administration. The coordinator has a sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.
Operational Features of the IQAC
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 is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality, by creating the right balance between the health and growth of an institution. The IQAC has ensured that whatever is done in the institution for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC has first established procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning.
The coordinator of the IQAC and the secretary has a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC has derived major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functions. The operational features and functions are broad based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institution has adapted them to their specific needs.
The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the IQAC

Our institute is in process of getting accredited and therefore will submit a self-reviewed progress report annually to the NAAC, detailing the tangible results achieved in key areas which are specifically identified by the IQAC in the beginning of the academic year by devising a perspective plan soon after getting accreditated. The AQAR will be the outcome of the perspective plan of the IQAC.