I Q A C Details

Copyright © 2012, Godutai Doddappa Appa Arts & Commerce College for Women, Gulbarga,   
Part A-8
Notification for Formation of IQAC
(As per Revised Accreditation Framework in December 2020)

In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure.

The Vision of IQAC is to ensure quality culture as the prime concern for the Higher Education Institutions through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.

The primary aim of IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution and to promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for
  1. Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;
  2. Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes;
  3. Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society;
  4. Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
  5. The credibility of assessment and evaluation process;
  6. Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;
  7. Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

The Composition of the IQAC :
01
Chairperson
Dr. Neelambika Sherikar, Principal
02
Teachers
Dr. Siddamma Guded
Dr. Seema Patil
Dr. Puttamani Devidas
Sri Krupasagar Gobbur
Dr. Harishchandra B.
03
Management Member
Poojya Dr.Dakshayani S.Appa
04
Senior administrative officers
Dr. Anilkumar Bidve, Registrar
Sharnbasva University, Kalaburagi
Dr. Shivdutt Honnalli,
Dean, Faculty of Business Studies,
Sharnbasva University, Kalaburagi
05
Nominee from Local Society
Smt. Anuradha Desai - Principal
Government Advocate,
Karnataka High Court  
06
Student Nominee
Ms. Bhagyashri K. B.A. III Year
07
Alumni Nominee
Ms.Praneeta J.Lahoti
08
Nominee from Employers
Sri Basawaraj Deshmukh, Secretary
Sharnbasweshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha
09
Nominee from Industrialists
Smt. Amreshwari Chinchansur
10
Nominee from Stakeholders
Sri Lohit Kallur - Parent
11
IQAC Coordinator
Smt.Janaki Hosur
The composition of the IQAC will depend on the size and complexity of the institution, accordingly the representation of teachers may vary. It helps the institutions in planning and monitoring. IQAC also gives stakeholders or beneficiaries a cross-sectional participation in the institution's quality enhancement activities. The guidelines given here are only indicative and will help the institutions for quality sustenance activities.

The membership of such nominated members shall be for a period of one year. The IQAC should meet at least once in every quarter. The quorum for the meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members. The agenda, minutes and Action Taken Reports are to be documented with official signatures and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.

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 need to be taken. A few of them are listed below:

  • It is advisable to choose persons from various backgrounds who have earned respect for integrity and excellence in their teaching and research. Moreover, they should be aware of the ground realities of the institutional environment. They should be known for their commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning. 
  • It is advisable to change the co-ordinator after two to three years to bring new thoughts and activities in the institution.
  • It would be appropriate to choose as senior administrators, persons in charge of institutional services such as library, computer center, estate, student welfare, administration, academic tasks, examination and planning and development. 
  • The management representative should be a person who is aware of the institution's objectives, limitations and strengths and is committed to its improvement. The local society representatives should be of high social standing and should have made significant contributions to society and in particular to education.