IQAC

OBJECTIVE

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.

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;

Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;

The credibility of evaluation procedures;

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 institution;

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.

BENEFITS

IQAC will facilitate / contribute

Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;

Ensure internalization of the quality culture;

Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;

Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;

Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;

Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

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 may be a senior person with expertise in quality aspects. She/he may be a full-time functionary or, to start with, she/he may be a senior academic /administrator entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance may be facilitated by the administration.

Co-ordinator : Dr G.Narayanasamy MSc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA.,

MONITORING MECHANISM BENEFITS

IQAC will facilitate / contribute

The institutions need to submit yearly the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC. A functional Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and timely submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs) are the Minimum Institutional Requirements (MIR) to volunteer for second, third or subsequent cycle's accreditation. During the institutional visit the NAAC peer teams will interact with the IQACs to know the progress, functioning as well quality sustenance initiatives undertaken by them.

The Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) may be the part of the Annual Report. The AQAR shall be approved by the statutory bodies of the HEIs (such as Syndicate, Governing Council/Board) for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.

The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) shall submit the AQAR regularly to NAAC. The IQACs may create its exclusive window on its institutional website and regularly upload/ report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.

The NAAC Accredited institutions need to submit only the soft copy as word file (.doc/.docx) through e-mail (naac.aqar@gmail.com). The file name needs to be submitted with Track ID of the institution and College Name. For example MHCOGN16601-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc or EC_32_A&A_143 dated 3-5-2004-Samudra Arts and Science College, Taliamegu-Maharashtra.doc. The Higher Education Institutions need not submit the printed/hard copy to NAAC. The acknowledgements would be sent to the institutions through e-mail.

Chair Person
Dr D.Nagarajan, Principal

Members
Mr. M.Muniasamy - HOD Mathematics
Dr A.Kandasamy - HOD Tamil
Mr. V.Shunmugaraja - HOD English
Dr V.Arinathan - HOD Botony
Dr C.Thangaraja - HOD Economics
Dr V.Josephraj - HOD Computer Science

Adminsirative officers
Mr K.Radhakrishnan, B.Sc - Office Superintendent

Co-ordinator
Dr G.Narayanasamy, Physics Department

Member from Alumni
Mr A. Rajkumar M.D., Arvinth Auto Agencies, Thoothukudi

Member from Employer
Thiru. R. MuthuSelvam, College working committee member