Cochin University of Science & Technology

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.

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Internal Quality Assurance Cell

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.

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NAAC sponsored National Seminar on “Ensuring Quality in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges”

The IQAC, CUSAT in association with NAAC organized a one-day national seminar on “Ensuring Quality in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges” on 7th December 2019 . ...   Read More >>

Faculty Development Programme on Outcome Based Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategies

I       IQAC, CUSAT conduced a Five day Faculty Development Programme on Outcome Based Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategies on 27th November to 01st December 2019, to ...   Read More >>

Academic Audit

Academic audit is a scientific and systematic method of reviewing the quality of the academic process in the institution. The Academic Audit 2018 conducted by University includes s...   Read More >>

Student Feedback System

One of the recommendations of the NAAC Peer Team Report is to collect feedback from students regularly, analyze it and implement the suggestions. The IQAC has developed an online f...   Read More >>

Chancellor’s Chair

The Chancellor’s Chair Scheme has been instituted in the University to engage eminent scientists/ academicians from foreign universities having rank, preferably, within 200 in th...   Read More >>

Distinguished Young Faculty Award & Distinguished Researcher Award

The University has instituted “Distinguished Young Faculty Award” and “Distinguished Researcher Award” for recognizing the faculty members and research scholars respectivel...   Read More >>

Vision and Mission of IQAC


To develop systematic quality processes and sustain them to achieve excellence in all activities of the University


  • 1. To channelize and systemize efforts of the University to achieve quality benchmarks
  • 2. To be the driving force for enhancing quality in academic and research activities
  • 3. To develop quality improvement system for academic and administrative activities


IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholders.

The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
  • 1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution.
  • 2. A few Senior Administrative Officers.
  • 3. Three to eight teachers.
  • 4. One member from the Management.
  • 5. One/two nominees from Local Society, Students and Alumni.
  • 6. One/two nominees from Employers /Industrialists/stakeholders.
  • 7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC.

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.
  • 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 will facilitate / contribute:

  • 1. Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement.
  • 2. Ensure internalization of the quality culture.
  • 3. Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices.
  • 4. Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
  • 5. Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in the institution.
  • 6. Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

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