Internal Quality Assurance Cell
Educational institutions established by the state and funded from the public exchequer for ‘public good’ are required to lead to improved quality of the services they offer. These academic institutions are increasingly recasting themselves on business models. For, the increased concern for accountability and transparency is virtually leading to their corporatization, resulting in demands for accountability to stakeholders, quality assurance, quality management, and Total Quality Management (TQM).
The IQAC in Sardar Patel University was established around the time we went in for our first accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangaluru, in 2000.We see Internal Quality Assurance Cell is an ‘intra-institutional’ mechanism set up and used to monitor and improve the quality of institutional functions/processes and assuring these through the assessment, control, management, and enhancement with the aim of institutionalizing and internalizing quality consciousness. The primary aim of the IQAC is to help develop/develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. It can at best be an advisory body whose recommendations need to be considered for appropriate decisions to be taken.