IQAC

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).

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Objectives

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.

Strategies

  • 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

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.

  • 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

IQAC Benefits

IQAC will facilitate:

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

  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture;

  • Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the college and 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.

Strategies

IQAC Members

Prof. Satanarayan
Mahapatra

Director, I.H.S.,  Chairperson

Dr. Priyadarshini  Mishra

Asst. Professor, Physiotherapy dept.
(Teacher) & Co-ordinator

Mr. P. C. Sahoo

President, I.H.S. Member

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Nayak

Administrative Officer, I.H.S.

Member

Mr. Bhowmick Kandpal

Asst. Professor, Audiology

dept. (Teacher) & Member

Ms. Kriti Boral

HOD, Speech Language Pathology Dept., I.H.S.
(Teacher) & Member

Mr. Manoranjan Mishra

Alumni

Member

Mr. Dibyajyoti Nayak

WIDEX India Ltd

Member

Ms. Auroshikha Sahu

Student

Member

Mr. Amulya ku Panda

Examination Incharge

Member

Mr. Manoj Kumar

Incharge students supportcell

Member

Quality Initiatives

  1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the college

  2. New academic programmes initiated (UG and PG)

  3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction

  4. Inter-disciplinary programmes started

  5. Examination reforms implemented 

  6. Candiddates Qualifies Test, PGIMER Entrance TestCandidates qualified: NEET/AYUSH/GRE/TOEFL/PLAB/USMLE/AIIMSPGET, JIPMER Entrance

  7. Initiative towards faculty development programme

  8. Total 86 seminars/workshops conducted in last 5 years

  9. Honours/Awards to the faculty: National and International

  10. Internal resources generated

  11. Community services

  12. Teaching – Non-teaching staff ratio

  13. Improvements in the library services

  14. New books/journals subscribed and their value

  15. Courses in which student assessment of teachers is introduced and the action taken on student feedback -5-

  16. Feedback from stakeholders

  17. Computerization of administration and the process of admissions and examination results,issue of certificates

  18. Increase in the infrastructural facilities

  19. Technology upgradation

  20. Computer and internet access and training to teachers, non-teaching staff and students

  21. Financial aid to students

  22. Activities and support from the Alumni Association

  23. Activities and support from the Parent-Teacher Association

  24. Health services

  25. Student achievements and awards

  26. Activities of the Guidance and Counselling unit

  27. Placement services provided to students

  28. Development programmes for non-teaching staff

  29. Good practices of the institution

  30. Linkages developed with National/ International, academic/research bodies