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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 Calender

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