Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

About Us

The Indian higher education system is on the brink of great transformations to cope with global competence. This system is one of the third largest higher educational systems in the world, comprising 795 universities, 39,671 affiliated colleges, 1,015,696 teaching faculty and 23.764.960 students (www.nirfindia.org. 2013-14). Maintaining quality is a matter of long-term initiative; to reach this long-term goal, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has established detailed guidelines from time-to-time. The establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) by accredited institutions (after the first cycle) is a major step in pushing long-term quality standards. IQAC in any institution is a significant administrative body responsible for all quality matters.
To satisfy the Road-Map and to attain goals of the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) Sabour, it is like to evaluate the performance by assessing its activities, and also, the quality up-gradation of education, research, extension works and trainings should be done time-to-time. Therefore, an IQAC must be established in the university. This Cell will work for evaluating the wings of the university in order to improve its quality and the system. It is assumed that the IQAC established in the BAU Sabour will play a crucial and significant role in maintaining quality standards in teaching, learning, research, extension, training and evaluation. It is also taken into consideration that without IQAC, it becomes extremely difficult to manage the quality system of the aforesaid disciplines the university. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the BAU'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, it will channelize all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.
Maintaining the momentum of quality consciousness is crucial in University. Internal Quality Assurance Cell, in fact, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level. Every College of BAU Sabour should pass through the IQAC, with appropriate structure and processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders. The lQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the colleges. The IQAC may channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It should not be yet another hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in the institution; it would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The IQAC should become a driving force f or ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.

Name

Dr. R. K. Sohane

Mobile No.

+91-9199424640

Email

deebausabour@gmail.com

Benefits of IQAC

  • a) Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement.
  • b) Ensure internalization of the quality culture;
  • c) Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the college and good practices.
  • d) Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
  • e) Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in the Colleges.
  • f) Build an organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.

Goals of IQAC :

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

The functions of IQAC :

  1. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the Colleges.
  2. Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process.
  3. Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
  4. Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
  5. Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  6. Documentation of the various programmes/activities of the College, leading to quality improvement.
  7. Acting as a nodal agency of the college for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of good practices.
  8. Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining/ enhancing the institutional quality.
  9. Development of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the College based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body (like NAAC, NBA, AB) in the prescribed format.
  10. Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Integral Unites of Colleges based on the AQAR.
  11. Interaction with SQACs in the pre and post accreditation quality assessment, sustenance and enhancement endeavours.

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. It is preferable that the coordinator may have sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.

Members:

To Promote measures for institutional for functioning towards quality enhancement and to improve the academic and administrative performance of the University an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been constituted with following composition.

1. Dr. Arun Kumar, Director Planning, BAU, Sabour Chairman
2. Dr. P.K. Singh , Director Seed & Farms, BAU, Sabour Coordinator
3. Dr. R.P. Sharma, Principal, BAC, Sabour Member
4. Dr. Randhir Kumar, Chairman, Veg. & Floriculture, BAC, Sabour Member
5. Dr. Abhijeet Ghatak, Asst. Prof., Plant Pathology, BAC, Sabour Member
6. Dr. Pritam Ganguli, Asst. Prof., SSAC, BAC, Sabour Member
7. Dr. Sridhar Patil, Asst. Prof., Extension Education, BAC, Sabour Member
8. Mr. Shashi Kumar(Entrepreneur), Manpur, Gaya Member
9. Mr. Manoranjan Kumar, ADA, BAC, Sabour Member

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IQAC cell UGC Guidelines

Monitoring Mechanism

The institutions need to submit yearly the Annual Quality Assurance Report KAQAR) 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 HEls (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 (capuaqar@gmail.com). The file name needs to be submitted with Track ID of the institution and College Name.

Operational Features of the IQAC

Quality assurance is a by-product of ongoing efforts to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence, devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutional control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of an institution needs to be struck. The 1QAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for "education" is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the 1QAC will have to first establish procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning.

The Coordinator of the IQAC and the Secretary will have a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC may derive major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functions listed above. The operational features and functions discussed so far are broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adapt them to their specific needs.