Academic audit is a scientific and systematic method of reviewing the quality of academic process in the institution. The Academic Audit 2018 conducted by University includes self-study by the departments and physical verification by peers from outside the institution.
i. To understand the existing academic and research processes in the departments.
ii. To ensure quality of teaching learning processes, research activities as well as other related processes.
iii. To ensure quality of research and academic outputs and to set new benchmarks in these outcomes.
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the university has identified the following six criteria and prepared a format for conducting the academic audit based on these criteria.
i. Curricular Aspects
ii. Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
iii. Research and Consultancy
iv. Learning Resources
v. Extension Activities and Best Practises
vi. Basic Amenities and Green Initiatives
The teaching departments/ schools/ centres conduct a self study by assimilating information regarding the academic activities in the departments as per the format. The audit is conducted at individual departments with the help of external experts from within and outside the state. The peer reviewers visit the departments and do physical verification of the processes, documents and facilities. Each team critically reviews the academic processes in the departments and their suggestions for taking necessary corrective measures, is helpful for the university to attain its targets.
All NAAC accredited institutions will submit an annual self-reviewed progress report to NAAC,through its IQAC. The report is to detail the tangible results achieved in key areas, specifically identified by the institutional IQAC at the beginning of the academic year. The AQAR will detail the results of the perspective plan worked out by the IQAC. (Note: The AQAR period would be the Academic Year. For example, July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013).
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank institutions of higher education in India. The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015. There are separate rankings for different types of institutions depending on their areas of operation like universities and colleges, engineering institutions, management institutions, pharmacy institutions and architecture institutions. The Framework uses several parameters for ranking purposes like resources, research, and stakeholder perception. These parameters have been grouped into five clusters and these clusters were assigned certain weightages. The weightages depend on the type of institution. About 3500 institutions voluntarily participated in the first round of rankings. The 2017 ranked lists were released by MHRD on 3 April 2017. Source: Wikipedia
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an organisation that assesses and accredits higher education Institutions (HEIs) in India. It is an autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission of Government of India headquartered in Bangalore.
The NAACs grades institutes on an eight-grade ladder:
|Range of institutional CGPA||Letter Grade||Performance Descriptor|
|3.51 – 4.00||A++||Accredited|
|3.26 – 3.50||A+||Accredited|
|3.01 – 3.25||A||Accredited|
|2.76 – 3.00||B++||Accredited|
|2.51 – 2.75||B+||Accredited|
|2.01 – 2.50||B||Accredited|
|1.51 – 2.00||C||Accredited|
|≤ 1.50||D||Not Accredited|