I believe the role of the IQAC is a continuous and dynamic one for the university seeks not only to maintain the quality but to also enhance it. My vision for the IQAC is for it to not serve as a data centre but as a means to bring together the administrators, teachers, students, supporting staff and all other stakeholders and let each one of them contribute to the betterment of the university in all of its aspects. For it is the individuals who ultimately make up the university and its quality, with the IQAC being an instrument to aid them in achieving that goal.

STRATEGIES OF IQAC

  •  Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
  •  The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes.
  •  Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of the society.
  •  Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services.
  •  Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
  •  Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.

GOALS OF THE IQAC

  • To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performances.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of the quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
  • To take steps for periodic internal academic audit of the teaching learning and research activities of all departments / faculty members and Institutes.
  • To collaborate with other academic institutions and agencies globally for improvement of quality and brand image of the University.

FUNCTIONS OF IQAC

  • 1. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  • 2. Facilitating the creation of a learner centric environment conducive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process.
  • 3. Arrangement of feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality related institutional processes.
  • 4. Dissemination of information on the 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 quality-related activities.
  • 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 University.
  • 10. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameter.

IQAC-MEMBERS

CHAIRMAN:
Prof. A. P. Dash, Vice Chancellor

DIRECTOR / COORDINATOR:
Prof. Sulochana Shekhar, HOD, Dept. of Geography

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:
Dr. S. Bhuvaneswari, Registrar
Dr. A. Ragupathy, Controller of Examinations

MEMBERS:
Prof. S. Nagarajan, HOD, Dept. of Chemistry
Prof. S. Ravi, HOD, Dept. of Library and Information Sciences
Dr. P. Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Education
Dr.Sigamani P, Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work
Dr. E.M. Shankar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Life Sciences
Dr. V. Premalatha, Associate Professor, Dept. of Music & Fine Arts
Dr. N. BaraniBalan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics
Dr. V. Gunasekaran, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Material Science

EXTERNAL MEMBERS:

Prof. N. Panchanathan, Professor of Business Administration, Annamalai University
Shri. A. Vikram Suthakar, CEO, AuraphyllInnoventures India P. Ltd.
Prof . S. Venkatarajulu, Chairman, Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose Group of Institutions, Thiruvarur.

STUDENT MEMBER:

Ms. Anjali Ashokan, 2nd year Int MSc Chemistry

ALUMNI MEMBER
Ms. S. Priyanga, Program producer, Madhimugam Channel, Chennai