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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. The IQAC works in coordination with Ranking and Accreditation (RAAC) and Institutional Information Services (IIS) team of VIT.

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.

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
  • 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 Activities of IQAC at VIT:

  • Accreditation – NAAC, ABET, ACBSP
  • National Ranking – NIRF, QS I.GAUGE, FICCI
  • International Ranking/Rating – QS, THE, QS BRICS, QS STAR
  • AICTE Approval for professional courses
  • UGC Graded autonomy
  • Media Rankings
  • 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

Minutes of the IQAC Meeting

IQAC Initiatives

S.No. Year Name of Quality initiative by IQAC

Date of conducting

activity

Number of

participants

From To
1 2014-15 International Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education and Quality Assurance - Trends & Challenges (IHEQA'15) 09-01-15 10-01-15 30
2 2014-15 Workshop on Creative Thinking 23-01-16 24-01-16 8
3 2015-16 IQAC Day - Brain Storming session on Quality Issues 19-11-15 19-11-15 97
4 2015-16 Brainstorming Session to Improve the Quality of Higher Education 05-01-16

06-01-2016,

13-01-16

36
5 2015-16 IQAC Day - Quality related issues pertaining to academics and research 01-12-15 01-12-15 7
6 2015-16 One day Seminar on Enhancing the Quality of Academic Research in Higher Educational Institutions 11-03-16 11-03-16 82
7 2016-17 Workshop on Digital Tools for Teaching and Evaluation 06-07-16 06-07-16 41
8 2016-17 Workshop on Writing Funded Project Proposals and Publishing Quality Research Papers 20-08-16 20-08-16 51
9 2016-17 Workshop on Inter Disciplinary Research for preparing International Funded Project Proposals 10-09-16 10-09-16 40
10 2016-17 Workshop on Writing Funded Project Proposals and Publishing Quality Research Papers 17-09-16 17-09-16 40
11 2016-17 Workshop on Writing a Good Paper for an International Journal 27-10-16 27-10-16 131
12 2016-17 Workshop on Hot questions in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) 05-11-16 05-11-16 67
13 2016-17 Workshop on PBL (Project Based Learning) 18-11-16 18-11-16 93
14 2016-17 Three-day QS Summer School Summit 05-12-16 07-12-16 224
15 2016-17 Workshop on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) - Tranfer Learning to Usage Practise 13-12-16 13-12-16 82
16 2016-17 Workshop on Fostering Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Among 21st Century Learners 07-01-17 07-01-17 16
17 2016-17 Workshop on Educator - Education  Educated (A Holistic Development of Teacher-Student Relationship) 24-02-17 24-02-17 27
18 2016-17 Workshop on Grammarly & other Technical Tools for Effective Writing 10-03-17 10-03-17 26
19 2016-17 International Symposium on Quality Enhancement in Higher Education 21-04-17 22-04-17 90
20 2016-17 FDP on How to Handle Stress and Live your Potential 09-05-17 09-05-17 25
21 2017-18 Workshop on Advanced Technical Tools for Classrooms 20-07-17 20-07-17 32
22 2017-18 Workshop on Quality Issues in Research Publications 25-07-17 25-07-17 50
23 2017-18 One Day Workshop on Academic and Administrative Audit 10-08-17 10-08-17 113
24 2017-18 Workshop on Digital Tools for Classroom Management 17-08-17 17-08-17 35
25 2017-18 Workshop on Virtual Classroom & Classroom Management Tool 03-10-17 03-10-17 59
26 2017-18 FDP on Copyrights, Plagiarism and Ethics - A Reflection 20-11-17 20-11-17 59
27 2017-18 Workshop on Curriculum Design and implementation 23-11-17 24-11-17 43
28 2017-18 Workshop on Flipped Classroom 18-12-17 18-12-17 101
29 2017-18 Workshop on Writing Winning Funded Project Proposals 10-02-18 10-02-18 36
30 2017-18 FDP on Mapping Student Learning Objectives 08-03-18 08-03-18 42
31 2017-18 5S (Sort, Stabilize, Sustain, Shine and Standardize) implementation  A Quality initiative for academic staff development" 17-03-18 17-03-18 60
32 2017-18 "User Education Program on Science Direct and Scopus" 28-03-18 28-03-18 18
33 2017-18 User Education Program IEEE-IEL Online Database 29-03-18 29-03-18 13
34 2017-18 Author Workshop on "How to Publish" 04-04-18 04-04-18 50
35 2017-18 National level Seminar on "Quality Enhancement in Teaching Methodology in Higher Education Methodology in Higher Education for Prospective Employability" 18-04-18 18-04-18 105
36 2017-18 Workshop on "Management of Intellectual Property Assets and Rights" 20-04-18 20-04-18 37
37 2018-19 One Day Workshop on "NAAC Accreditation Revised Framework" 19-07-18 19-07-18 45
38 2018-19 Workshop on NAAC & NBA Accreditation - Process & Challenges 20-09-18 20-09-18 60
39 2018-19 Seminar on "Enhancing the Quality of Research in Higher Education" 08-10-18 08-10-18 34
40 2018-19 National Seminar on Digitisation of Higher Education for Quality Enhancement of Teaching-Learning and Research: Challenges and Opportunities - Academic Collaborating Partner NAAC 22-10-18 23-10-18 62
41 2018-19 Seminar on Cloud Ethics 22-10-18 22-10-18 120
42 2018-19 IQAC Talk on Health Care for IT Professionals 22-10-18 22-10-18 40
43 2018-19 Seminar on Sustainable learning 22-10-18 22-10-18 60
44 2018-19 Seminar on Emphasizing Human Values 22-10-18 22-10-18 60
45 2018-19 Seminar on "Psychology Oriented Approach on Handling Classroom Sessions" 23-10-18 23-10-18 38
46 2018-19 Training program for lab assistants on quality initiative in laboratories 23-10-18 23-10-18 11
47 2018-19 Rally on Social awareness 23-10-18 23-10-18 78
48 2018-19 Workshop on Enhancing teaching-learning and course quality through Quality Circle 24-10-18 24-10-18 58
49 2018-19 Workshop on Enhancing the employee involvement on organisational performance through Quality Circle" 24-10-18 24-10-18 78
50 2018-19 Guest lecture on Quality Models 24-10-18 24-10-18 35
51 2018-19 Motivational talk on Leading Quality Life 24-10-18 24-10-18 100
52 2018-19 Panel discussion on Quality enhancement in higher education 24-10-18 24-10-18 8
53 2018-19 Talk on Quality in Research 24-10-18 24-10-18 36
54 2018-19 Workshop on Quality enhancement in teaching and learning process in higher education 24-10-18 24-10-18 20
55 2018-19 Importance of maintaining clean campus  for house keeping people 24-10-18 24-10-18 100
56 2018-19 Swachh Bharat  Campus drive 24-10-18 24-10-18 30
57 2018-19 Student Brainstroming session 25-10-18 25-10-18 35
58 2018-19 Faculty Brainstroming session 25-10-18 25-10-18 40
59 2018-19 Quality Show     79
60 2018-19 Poster Exhibition on Quality Culture 25-10-18 25-10-18 53
61 2018-19 Talk on No Health without Mental Health 25-10-18 25-10-18 110
62 2018-19 Open Mike session on Quality 25-10-18 25-10-18 110
63 2018-19 Debate - Quality at workplace.(Implementation of Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace- A Myth or a Reality) 26-10-18 26-10-18 78
64 2018-19 One Day Workshop on "NAAC Revised Accreditation Framework" 03-12-18 03-12-18 112
65 2018-19 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 12-12-18 12-12-18 94
66 2018-19 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 09-01-19 09-01-19 60
67 2018-19 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 23-01-19 23-01-19 45
68 2018-19 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 25-01-19 25-01-19 35
69 2018-19 Seminar on "Assessment and Evaluation of Engineering Education 12-02-19 12-02-19 55
70 2018-19 One-day Workshop on Institutional Challenges in the New Methodology NAACs Revised Accreditation Framework 18-02-19 18-02-19 132
71 2018-19 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 27-02-19 27-02-19 64
72 2018-19 One Day Workshop on "Simplified Kundalini Yoga for Improved Quality of Life" 02-03-19 02-03-19 34
73 2018-19 Seminar on Students participation in Quality Assurance of Higher Educational Institutions 26-03-19 26-03-19 110
74 2018-19 Seminar on Qualityin Education for students 01-04-19 01-04-19 52
75 2018-19 National Level Workshop on "Quality Enhancement in Assessment and Evaluation Methodology of Learning in Higher Education Institution" 30-04-19 30-04-19 50
76 2019-20 IQAC Lecture - Awareness Programme on QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 09-07-19 09-07-19 16
77 2019-20 Rankings for VITBS - Present and Future 12-07-19 12-07-19 24
78 2019-20 IQAC Lecture - QS Subject Ranking and Strategies 17-07-19 17-07-19 65
79 2019-20 One 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 Library 12-08-19 12-08-19 45
80 2019-20 IQAC Lecture - Strategies for QS Subject Rankings - Physics and Mathematics 21-08-19 21-08-19 15
81 2019-20 First VIT-IQAC Student Wing 12-09-19 12-09-19 13

IQAC Calender

Notification of IQAC

Members

Chairperson

Vice Chancellor

Management Representatives

Pro Vice Chancellor, Vellore Campus

Pro Vice Chancellor, Chennai Campus

Administrative Representatives

Registrar

Additional Registrar

Director RAAC

CoE- Vellore

Deputy CoE - Chennai

Dean Academics – Vellore

Dean Academics – Chennai

Dean Academic Research - Vellore

Dean Academic Research- Chennai

Director Sponsored research – Vellore

Dean Sponsored research - Chennai

Director Students welfare - Vellore

Director Students welfare – Chennai

Director - Placement and Training

Director Librarian

Assistant Director – RAAC

Assistant Director, Systems

Chief Financial Officer

Head Estates

Teachers representatives

Dr. P.Jagadeesh, Professor, SCALE

Dr.T.Shankar, Associate Professor, SENSE

Dr. Thirumalaivasan, Associate Professor, SELECT

Dr. S. Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor, SAS

Dr.Angeline Gautami Fernando, Asst. Professor (Sr)- VITBS

Dr. Arockia Selva Kumar, Asso. Professor- SMBS

Local society representative

Mr. M. R Ravi Sankar, Advocate, Vellore

Student representatives

Shivani Priya, (16BCE0828)

S Nithin (16BME0062)

Mr. Ruchir Saraswat (16BEE1077)

Ms. Pelluri Sai Ramya Meghana (16BCE1115)

Alumni representative

Mr. S.M. Kannan

Employer/Industrialist representatives

Mr. Ashok Ranjith R, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mr. S Naveenkumar, Tata Consultancy Services

Dr. Madhan Mohan, ABB Chennai

Dr. Palani V, Genewin Biotech

External Academia representative

Dr. Samuel, G. L., Professor , IIT Madras

Stakeholder (Parent) representative

R. Vimala

IQAC Coordinator

Dr. Kuppan P, Deputy Director IQAC

Dr. Brintha Theresa, Deputy Director RAAC

 

Dr. Renuga Devi S, Assistant Director IQAC