Accredited at "A++" grade (highest level as per modified criteria notified on 27.07.2017) by NAAC and Conferred "University with Potential for Excellence" status by UGC

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  • Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

About Us

About IQAC

In pursuance of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council's (NAAC) Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up- gradation of institutions of higher education and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure in 2009

As per NAAC's Guidelines for the Creation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) in Accredited Institutions, the Office of IQAC is to work with specified objective and strategies to perform expected functions

Objectives

The primary aim of IQAC is

  • To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the University.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

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.
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures.Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services.
  • Sharing of research findings 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 various academic and administrative activities of the University.
  • 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 response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • Dissemination of information on 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 leading to quality improvement.
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices.
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality.
  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.
  • Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Integral Units of HEIs based on the AQAR.
  • Interaction with SQACs in the pre and post accreditation quality assessment, sustenance and enhancement endeavours.

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