The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar is functioning from December 2018. The IQAC composition is as per the University Grant Commission (UGC) XII PLAN GUIDELINES FOR Establishment and Monitoring of the Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQACs) in Colleges (2012 – 2017) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC).
The broadly defined objectives of IQAC include (but are not limited to):
To make a system which will enable quality and catalytic improvement in education and services to mankind
To create a quality culture.
To channelize the efforts and measures of the institution towards excellence in
academic, research and outreach activities
Collaborative activities with other institutions and organisations in India and abroad.
To become a potential vehicle for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.
To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the College
To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internationalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices
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.
Collecting and analysing feedback responses from students, parents ,alumini, faculty 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 of Quality Culture in the institution.
Preparation self study report (SSR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC
Creation of a ideation hub for enabling research activities in the institutes