Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment & accreditation & quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, NAAC proposes that 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 & work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement & sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent & catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts & measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.

Strategies

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • 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 society
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad

Functions

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

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

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate/contribute:

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

IQAC Committee Members

Sl.No Name Designation
01 Dr. N. Sengottaiyan
Principal, GCEM.
Chairman
02 Dr. V.N. Manju
Assistant Professor (CSE), GCEM.
IQAC Coordinator
03 Dr. Mohan. V
Assistant Professor (MATHS), GCEM.
IQAC Joint Coordinator
04 Dr. C. Prabhakar
General Secretary, Gopalan Foundation.
Management
05 Brig. Jagadeesh Chandran (Retd.)
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Gopalan Foundation.
Management
06 Mr. Rajesh Kumar
CEO, AVOHI, Bangalore.
Industrial Expert
07 Mr. Shubam Mandal
Intel, Bangalore.
Industrial Expert
08 Mr. K. Prabhakar
General Manager, GCEM.
Administrative member
09 Dr. Ramesh. G
Professor & HOD (AERO), GCEM.
Faculty member
10 Dr. Natarajan. T
Associate Professor (ME), GCEM.
Faculty member
11 Dr. Krishna Kumar. N.J
Associate Professor (EC), GCEM.
Faculty member
12 Dr. Maharani. N. Y
Associate Professor (PHY) & HOD, GCEM.
Faculty member
13 Ms. Kavitha M V
Assistant Professor (ECE), GCEM.
Faculty member
14 Ms. Sreevidya Raman
Assistant Professor (Civil), GCEM.
Faculty member

Activities Conducted by IQAC

Sl.No Program Links
01 Orientation session on Microsoft Teams Date : 31-08-2020 Know More
02 Five days Faculty Development Program on "NAAC Accreditation for affiliated Colleges 2020- Roadmap and Guidelines" Date(s): From 27.07.2020 to 31.07.2020 (5 days) Know More
03 Two weeks faculty development program (FDP) on LaTeX , 17th to 30th April, 2020 Know More
04 Online Quiz on “OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION” Date(s): 24th to 28th June 2020 Know More
05 “Faculty Development on Outcome Based Education” Date(s): 5/2/20 & 6/2/20 Know More