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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

About IQAC

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is an internal mechanism mandated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for higher educational institutions in India. It is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and enhancing the quality of education and the overall performance of the institution.

The IQAC plays a pivotal role in ensuring continuous improvement in the institution's functioning. Serving as a nodal agency, it channels efforts toward quality enhancement and sustenance.

Established on 24th April 2018, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at the Assam Royal Global University plays a pivotal role in enhancing the institution's academic and administrative quality. Aligned with the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, the IQAC focuses on continuous improvement and quality sustenance in various facets of the university's operations.

Objectives of IQAC:

The IQAC's main objectives, as per the UGC guidelines, are:

  • a. Establishing and maintaining quality benchmarks: The IQAC sets and upholds quality standards for academic and administrative activities within the institution.
  • b. Fostering a culture of quality: It promotes a culture of continuous improvement by organizing workshops, seminars, and other events to raise awareness among faculty, staff, and students about the importance of enhancing quality in higher education.
  • c. Documenting and sharing best practices: The IQAC encourages and facilitates the documentation of successful practices within the institution, which can then be shared with other institutions as a reference.
  • d. Creating a learner-centric environment: It assists in the adoption of teaching methods, curriculum development, and assessment practices that prioritize the needs and engagement of students.
  • e. Monitoring quality parameters: The IQAC keeps track of various quality indicators such as student performance, faculty development, infrastructure, research output, and feedback mechanisms to identify areas that require improvement.

Functions of IQAC

The IQAC fulfils several functions to achieve its objectives. Key functions, as outlined by the UGC, include:

  • a. Establishing and maintaining quality assurance processes: Developing and implementing processes for quality assurance in all aspects of institutional functioning, such as teachinglearning, research, governance, and administration.
  • b. Preparing Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR): Compiling a yearly report that highlights the institution's quality enhancement activities, progress in implementing quality benchmarks, and future plans for improvement.
  • c. Coordinating quality-related activities: Serving as a coordinating body to ensure the effective implementation of quality-related initiatives, including accreditation and assessment exercises
  • d. Organizing workshops, seminars, and training programs: Conducting capacity-building programs for faculty, staff, and students to enhance their understanding of quality issues, teaching methods, research practices, and administrative procedures
  • e. Collecting and analyzing feedback: Gathering feedback from stakeholders such as students, alumni, employers, and parents to assess program and service quality, and implementing measures for improvement.
  • f. Institutionalizing best practices: Facilitating the identification and adoption of best practices to enhance educational and administrative quality
  • g. Collaborating and networking: Promoting collaboration with other institutions, agencies, and stakeholders involved in quality assurance to share experiences, learn from each other, and adopt best practices.
  • These functions collectively contribute to the continuous improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education institutions, aligning with UGC guidelines.