Functions of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

In order to achieve the objectives the major functions of the IQAC will be to:

  1. Facilitate the mission and objectives of the university for enhancing the quality and relevance of higher education and respond to global trends on quality education;
  2. Guide and assist the program offering entities of the university to define program objectives;
  3. Develop standards and benchmarks for various academic and administrative activities of the university;
  4. Review existing procedures for further improvement of delivery of higher education;
  5. Prepare QA documents and procedures for use within the university following specifications and guidelines provided in the IQAC OM;
  6. Encourage staff to maintain professional code of conduct in accordance with the QAU guidelines and international practices and facilitate to maintain good practices in operations;
  7. Provide necessary support to the study program offering academic units, i.e., departments, faculties and institutes to conduct the self-assessment, external peer review and implement QA process at program level;
  8. Conduct regular monitoring of implementation of policies, systems, processes and procedures;
  9. Facilitate to conduct institutional assessment;
  10. Facilitate the approval of new program offering entity and new programs for existing entities using appropriate procedures;
  11. Develop a data base containing information regarding quality assurance, which will be deliverable to all stakeholders;
  12. Prepare and produce annual institutional quality assurance report (IQAR) and monitoring report assessing the activities of IQAC and submit to the QAC;
  13. Develop an Institutional QA Strategic Plan for every 5 years and ensure its implementation and monitoring of achievements;
  14. Coordinate all QA related activities within the university;
  15. Liaise with QAU and other external QA agencies;
  16. Organize workshops, seminars and appropriate training for capacity building and promoting QA culture at all levels of the university;
  17. Advise university management, faculty and departments on QA and related matters;
  18. Take initiative and lead to establish staff development center at the university;
  19. Prepare the detailed budget of the IQAC;
  20. and Conduct impromptu audit at any level of the university if necessary.