Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

 • Introduction

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. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, institutions need to channelize its efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.

The guidelines provided in the following pages will guide and facilitate the institution in the creation and operation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The work of the IQAC is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation in all the constituents of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or a record-keeping exercise in the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. It has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement by working out planned interventionist strategies by IQAC to remove deficiencies and enhance quality like the “Quality Circles” in industries.

 • Members List
 
Chairperson
Director, Siliguri Institute of Technology
Director, IQAC
Dr. Banani Adhikari (Das), Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences and Humanities, SIT
Members
Management
Mr. Bhaskar Roy, Vice-President, Techno India Group
Senior Administrative Officers
Dr. Swapan Bhattacharyya, Principal, SIT
Mr. J. Guha, Administrator, SIT
Mr. Rajeeb Chhetri, Coordinator, SFU-NSS, SIT
Mr. Pinaki Sarkar, Librarian, SIT
Mr. Sukanti Kishore Bhattacharya, Controller of Examinations, SIT
Mr. Sudeep Das, Training & Placement Officer-SIT
Mr. Plabon Roy, Senior Project Manager, SIT
Mr. Kallol Dutta, Accounts Officer, SIT
Members of Faculty
Dr. Manas Saha, Assistant Professor, ECE Department
Dr. Subhajit Dawn, Assistant Professor, EE Department
Mr. Jayanta Bhusan Basu, Assistant Professor, EE Department
Mr. Anupam Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, CSE Department
Ms. Santana Guha, Assistant Professor, MBA Department
Mr. Mithun Roy, Assistant Professor, CSE Department
Mr. Asit Barman, Assistant Professor, IT Department
Mr. Shakyasen Debnath, Assistant Professor, CE Department
Nominee From
Local Society
Mr. Milan Sarkar, Senior Advocate, Siliguri
Employer
Mr. Arijit Kar, HR Executive, Globsyn AI Workspace
Mr. Aveek Mukhopadhyay, Talent Acquisition, DXC Technologies
Guardians
Mr. Alok Kumar Saha, Father of Anwesha Saha (1st Year ECE)
Mr. Kanak Paul, Father of Kamal Paul (1st Year MBA)
Students
Mr. Amrit Raj, 3rd Year CSE Department
Mr. Shouvik Bakshi, 1st Year MBA Department
Alumni
Ms. Debanjali Mitra
 
 • Objectives & Strategies
 
Objectives:-
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:-
  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;
  • Relevant and quality academic/ 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 assessment and evaluation process;
  • 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 & Benefits
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;
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders;
  • 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;
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.
Benefits:-
IQAC will facilitate / contribute to
  • Ensure 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.