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    Internal Quality Assurance Cell | CUSAT

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    Internal Quality Assurance Cell | CUSAT

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    Internal Quality Assurance Cell | CUSAT

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About

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

The University was established in 1971 with an objective to offer programme across a spectrum of disciplines in frontier areas ranging from engineering, science and technology to humanities, law and management. The pursuit of excellence through these programmes has given CUSAT a national and international acclaim. The academic diversity evidenced in the curricula ranging from traditional courses in science to the most advanced programmes in technology and and research in frontier areas is the unique strength of CUSAT.It is this strength which makes the University a highly sought-after institution worldwide for academic collaborations and exchange programmes.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

The University has established Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in 2007 in accordance with the guidelines of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). As per NAAC guidelines every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realization 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.

Functions

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

  • 1. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • 4. Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education.
  • 5. Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
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6. Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
7. Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices.
8. Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining enhancing the institutional quality.
9. Development of Quality Culture in the institution. 10. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

IQAC Members


Minutes of IQAC Meetings

Internal Quality Assurance Cell is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the University. Also it is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement activities of the University. 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.The meeting of its members are scheduled periodically, and the minutes will be made available for all, for information.

Minutes of Meeting ATR of Meeting Minutes Archive