IQAC

About Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

  • The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in 2007 at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure.The IQAC has been constituted as per the recommendations of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The IQAC ensures the effective implementation of quality initiatives through continuous reviews and periodic meetings. The IQAC works towards attaining excellence in all academic and administrative endeavours of the institution.

Objectives

  • To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

Vision

To ensure quality culture as the prime concern for Vellore Institute of Technology through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.

Quality Policy

To establish a system of Quality Enhancement, which would on a continuous basis evaluate and enhance the quality of teaching – learning, research and extension activities of the institution, leading to improvements in all processes, enabling the institution to attain excellence.

Strategies

Shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks
  • Relevant and quality academic/ 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 assessment and evaluation process
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services
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  • Sharing of research findings 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
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders
  • 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
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC

Benefits

Will facilitate / contribute to:

  • Ensure 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

Outcomes of IQAC Activities

  • Accreditation – NAAC, ABET, ACBSP, AACSB, RSC (M.Sc. Chemistry Accredited)
  • National Ranking – NIRF
  • International Ranking/Rating – QS, THE, QS BRICS, QS STAR
  • MHRD All India Survey for Higher Education
  • Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Program
  • Swachhta Ranking
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Fully Flexible Credit System
  • Curriculum for Applied Learning
  • Promoting Technology Enhanced Learning - MOOC
  • Annual Quality Assurance Report

AQAR

Minutes of the Meeting & Action Taken Report

2020-21 Minutes ATR
2019-20 Minutes ATR
2018-19 Minutes ATR
2017-18 Minutes ATR
2016-17 Minutes ATR
2015-16 Minutes ATR
2014-15 Minutes ATR

IQAC Quality Initiatives

2014-15

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12014-15International Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education and Quality Assurance - Trends & Challenges (IHEQA'15)Seminar09-01-201510-01-2015

2015-16

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12015-16Workshop on Creative ThinkingWorkshop23-01-201624-01-2016
22015-16IQAC Day - BrainStorming session on Quality IssuesBrainstorming19-11-201519-11-2015
32015-16Brainstorming Session to Improve the Quality of Higher EducationBrainstorming05-01-201606-01-2016, 13-01-2016
42015-16IQAC Day - Quality related issues pertaining to academics and researchSeminar01-12-201501-12-2015
52015-16One day Seminar on Enhancing the Quality of Academic Research in Higher Educational InstitutionsSeminar11-03-201611-03-2016

2016-17

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12016-17Workshop on Digital Tools for Teaching and EvaluationWorkshop06-07-201606-07-2016
22016-17Workshop on Writing Funded Project Proposals and Publishing Quality Research PapersWorkshop20-08-201620-08-2016
32016-17Workshop on Inter Disciplinary Research for preparing International Funded Project ProposalsWorkshop10-09-201610-09-2016
42016-17Workshop on Writing Funded Project Proposals and Publishing Quality Research PapersWorkshop17-09-201617-09-2016
52016-17Workshop on Writing a Good Paper for an International JournalWorkshop27-10-201627-10-2016
62016-17Workshop on Hot questions in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET)Workshop05-11-201605-11-2016
72016-17Workshop on PBL (Project Based Learning)Workshop18-11-201618-11-2016
82016-17Three-day QS Summer School SummitSeminar05-12-201607-12-2016
92016-17Workshop on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) - Tranfer Learning to Usage PractiseWorkshop13-12-201613-12-2016
102016-17Workshop on Fostering Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Among 21st Century LearnersWorkshop07-01-201707-01-2017
112016-17Workshop on Educator - Education  Educated (A Holistic Development of Teacher-Student Relationship)Workshop24-02-201724-02-2017
122016-17Workshop on Grammarly & other Technical Tools for Effective WritingWorkshop10-03-201710-03-2017
132016-17International Symposium on Quality Enhancement in Higher EducationSymposium21-04-201722-04-2017
142016-17FDP on How to Handle Stress and Live your PotentialSeminar09-05-201709-05-2017

2017-18

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12017-18Workshop on Advanced Technical Tools for ClassroomsWorkshop20-07-201720-07-2017
22017-18Workshop on Quality Issues in Research PublicationsWorkshop25-07-201725-07-2017
32017-18One Day Workshop on Academic and Administrative AuditWorkshop10-08-201710-08-2017
42017-18Workshop on Digital Tools for Classroom ManagementWorkshop17-08-201717-08-2017
52017-18Workshop on Virtual Classroom & Classroom Management ToolWorkshop03-10-201703-10-2017
62017-18FDP on Copyrights, Plagiarism and Ethics - A ReflectionGuest Lecture20-11-201720-11-2017
72017-18Workshop on Curriculum Design and implementationWorkshop23-11-201724-11-2017
82017-18Workshop on Flipped ClassroomWorkshop18-12-201718-12-2017
92017-18Workshop on Writing Winning Funded Project ProposalsWorkshop10-02-201810-02-2018
102017-18FDP on Mapping Student Learning ObjectivesSeminar08-03-201808-03-2018
112017-185S (Sort, Stabilize, Sustain, Shine and Standardize) implementation  A Quality initiative for academic staff development"Seminar17-03-201817-03-2018
122017-18"User Education Program on Science Direct and Scopus"Seminar28-03-201828-03-2018
132017-18User Education Program IEEE-IEL Online DatabaseSeminar29-03-201829-03-2018
142017-18Author Workshop on "How to Publish"Workshop04-04-201804-04-2018
152017-18National level Seminar on "Quality Enhancement in Teaching Methodology in Higher Education Methodology in Higher Education for Prospective Employability"Seminar18-04-201818-04-2018
162017-18Workshop on "Management of Intellectual Property Assets and Rights"Workshop20-04-201820-04-2018

2018-19

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12018-19One Day Workshop on "NAAC Accreditation Revised Framework"Workshop19-07-201819-07-2018
22018-19Workshop on NAAC & NBA Accreditation - Process & ChallengesWorkshop20-09-201820-09-2018
32018-19Seminar on "Enhancing the Quality of Research in Higher Education"Seminar08-10-201808-10-2018
42018-19National Seminar on Digitisation of Higher Education for Quality Enhancement of Teaching-Learning and Research: Challenges and Opportunities - Academic Collaborating Partner NAACSeminar22-10-201823-10-2018
52018-19Seminar on Cloud EthicsSeminar22-10-201822-10-2018
62018-19IQAC Talk on Health Care for IT ProfessionalsGuest Lecture22-10-201822-10-2018
72018-19Seminar on Sustainable learningSeminar22-10-201822-10-2018
82018-19Seminar on Emphasizing Human ValuesSeminar22-10-201822-10-2018
92018-19Seminar on "Psychology Oriented Approach on Handling Classroom Sessions"Seminar23-10-201823-10-2018
102018-19Training program for lab assistants on quality initiative in laboratoriesSeminar23-10-201823-10-2018
112018-19Rally on Social awarenessWorkshop23-10-201823-10-2018
122018-19Workshop on Enhancing teaching-learning and course quality through Quality CircleWorkshop24-10-201824-10-2018
132018-19Workshop on Enhancing the employee involvement on organisational performance through Quality Circle"Workshop24-10-201824-10-2018
142018-19Guest lecture on Quality ModelsGuest Lecture24-10-201824-10-2018
152018-19Motivational talk on Leading Quality LifeGuest Lecture24-10-201824-10-2018
162018-19Panel discussion on Quality enhancement in higher educationBrainstorming24-10-201824-10-2018
172018-19Talk on Quality in ResearchGuest Lecture24-10-201824-10-2018
182018-19Workshop on Quality enhancement in teaching and learning process in higher educationWorkshop24-10-201824-10-2018
192018-19Importance of maintaining clean campus  for house keeping peopleSeminar24-10-201824-10-2018
202018-19Swachh Bharat  Campus driveWorkshop24-10-201824-10-2018
212018-19Student Brainstroming sessionBrainstorming25-10-201825-10-2018
222018-19Faculty Brainstroming sessionBrainstorming25-10-201825-10-2018
232018-19Quality ShowWorkshop25-10-201828-10-2018
242018-19Poster Exhibition on Quality CultureSymposium25-10-201825-10-2018
252018-19Talk on No Health without Mental HealthGuest Lecture25-10-201825-10-2018
262018-19Open Mike session on QualitySymposium25-10-201825-10-2018
272018-19Debate - Quality at workplace.(Implementation of Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace- A Myth or a Reality)Workshop26-10-201826-10-2018
282018-19One Day Workshop on "NAAC Revised Accreditation Framework"Workshop03-12-201803-12-2018
292018-19IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Information Technology & EngineeringGuest Lecture12-12-201812-12-2018
302018-19IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Mechanical EngineeringGuest Lecture09-01-201909-01-2019
312018-19IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Electrical EngineeringGuest Lecture23-01-201923-01-2019
322018-19IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies -  School of Computer Science and EngineeringGuest Lecture25-01-201925-01-2019
332018-19Seminar on "Assessment and Evaluation of Engineering Education"Seminar12-02-201912-02-2019
342018-19One-day Workshop on Institutional Challenges in the New Methodology NAACs Revised Accreditation FrameworkWorkshop18-02-201918-02-2019
352018-19IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Electronics EngineeringGuest Lecture27-02-201927-02-2019
362018-19One Day Workshop on "Simplified Kundalini Yoga for Improved Quality of Life"Workshop02-03-201902-03-2019
372018-19Seminar on Students participation in Quality Assurance of Higher Educational InstitutionsSeminar26-03-201926-03-2019
382018-19Seminar on Quality in Education for Students'Seminar01-04-201901-04-2019
392018-19National Level Workshop on "Quality Enhancement in Assessment and Evaluation Methodology of Learning in Higher Education Institution"Workshop30-04-201930-04-2019

2019-20

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12019-20IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Chemical EngineeringGuest Lecture09-07-201909-07-2019
22019-20Rankings for VITBS - Present and FutureGuest Lecture12-07-201912-07-2019
32019-20IQAC Lecture - QS Subject Ranking and Strategies - School of Bio Sciences & TechnologyGuest Lecture17-07-201917-07-2019
42019-20One Day FDP on "Role of Teachers and IQAC in Promoting Digital Initiatives in Higher Education Institutions" in association with Academic Staff College and EVR Central LibraryFDP12-08-201912-08-2019
52019-20IQAC Lecture - Strategies for QS Subject Rankings - School of Advanced SciencesGuest Lecture21-08-201921-08-2019
62019-20Seminar on "Quality of Engineering Education"Seminar08-10-201908-10-2019
72019-20Quality week- VFIT and SMBS-Seminar on Outcome Based Education and AccrediationSeminar09-10-201909-10-2019
82019-20Quality Week - VFIT and SMBS-Seminar on Quality practices in IPR activitiesSeminar09-10-201909-10-2019
92019-20Quality Week - SENSE Panel Discussion on Engineering StandardsPanel Discussion10-10-201910-10-2019
102019-20Quality Week - SENSE- PAT Talks- Improving Quality for RecruitmentSeminar10-10-201910-10-2019
112019-20Quality Week - SELECT-Talk on "Cyber Security - A Quality Perspective"Guest lecture10-10-201910-10-2019
122019-20Quality Week - SCOPE -Excelling in Technology during Student LifeGuest lecture11-10-201911-10-2019
132019-20Quality Week - VITSOL- Ethics for EmployabilityGuest lecture15-10-201915-10-2019
142019-20Quality Week-VITBS -Quality in Management EducationSeminar15-10-201915-10-2019
152019-20IQAC Seminar on "Clear understanding of OBE, PO, PSO, CO and how attainments are measured"Seminar16-11-201916-11-2019
162019-20IQAC Lecture on "Using Institutional Data for Student Success"Guest Lecture19-12-201919-12-2019
172019-20IQAC Lecture on "Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making"Guest Lecture19-12-201919-12-2019
182019-20One day Workshop on "Outcome Based Education"Workshop31-01-202031-01-2020
192019-20Webinar on "Gain a competitive edge with funding insights, discovery & decisions" in collaboration with ElsevierWorkshop07-05-202007-05-2020
202019-20VIT-IQAC Virtual Seminar on "Quality Assurance in Online Teaching-Learning & Evaluation"Virtual Seminar19-05-202019-05-2020

2020-21

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12020-21Implementation of National Education Policy 2020 in VIT, VelloreVirtual Workshop19-09-202019-09-2020
22020-21Implementation of National Education Policy 2020 in VIT, ChennaiVirtual Workshop22-09-202022-09-2020
32020-21Role of Teachers and IQAC in Promoting Digital Initiatives in Higher Education InstitutionsWorkshop28-09-202028-09-2020
42020-21Journal Selection for PublicationVirtual Seminar31-03-202131-03-2021
52020-21One-Day Virtual Workshop on Sustainability and Engineering EducationWorkshop07-05-202107-05-2021

2021-22

NO.YEARNAME OF QUALITY INITIATIVE BY IQACEVENT TYPEFROMTO
12021-22IQAC Seminar - NAAC PTV PreparationsVirtual Seminar10-07-202110-07-2021
22021-22NABL Accreditation Process for LaboratoriesVirtual Seminar08-12-202108-12-2021
32021-22QUALITY WEEK 2022 (21-25 Feb 2022) "A TQM approach to achieving excellence for a University"Virtual Seminar21-02-202221-02-2022
42021-22QUALITY WEEK 2022 (21-25 Feb 2022) "Academic and Administrative Audit"Training Programme23-02-202223-02-2022
52021-22QUALITY WEEK 2022 (21-25 Feb 2022) "Quality Metrics in Research"Virtual Seminar24-02-202224-02-2022
62021-22Preparation of NBA Self-Assessment Report (SAR)Training Programme05-03-202205-03-2022
72021-22Effective Implementation of OBETraining Programme13-04-202213-04-2022

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