The establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is a crucial requirement as per the guidelines set forth by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for accredited institutions. This step is essential to uphold the post-accreditation quality of universities and colleges. The IQAC becomes an integral part of the institution’s framework, working incessantly towards the realization of quality enhancement and sustainability objectives.
In May 2014, Samsi College established its own IQAC, marking a significant turning point in the understanding of “Quality Assurance” within the college. Since its inception, the IQAC has been actively engaged in overseeing quality initiatives that foster comprehensive institutional growth. Notably, its members contribute their expertise to enrich the IQAC’s functioning, and external input is sought to chart future directions.
Quality Culture Nurturing: The IQAC aims to cultivate a quality-oriented mindset throughout the institution, embedding a commitment to excellence at every level.
Guidance and Monitoring: The IQAC is tasked with planning, guiding, and monitoring activities related to both Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) across the university.
Driving Academic Excellence: Beyond record-keeping, the IQAC actively steers the institution toward academic excellence, strategizing to rectify deficiencies and augment overall quality.
Functions and Initiatives
Academic Calendar Preparation: The IQAC collaborates with stakeholders like faculty, non-teaching staff, and students to prepare an inclusive Academic Calendar.
Transparency in Admissions: Ensuring transparency in the Admission Procedure, adhering to regulations, and transitioning to online admission processes.
Academic Activities: The IQAC encourages academic engagements like seminars and special lectures. Its guidance has enabled the organization of multiple lectures and seminars, bolstering the academic culture within the college.
Annual Reporting and Assessment: The IQAC prepares and submits comprehensive Annual Reports to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the NAAC, encompassing achievements, initiatives, and quality assessments.
National Ranking Framework: The IQAC encourages active participation in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) underscores the IQAC’s commitment to benchmarking and improvement. It compiles and shares relevant data collected from departments and sections to contribute to the ranking process.
Infrastructure Support: The IQAC plays a pivotal role in ensuring adequate infrastructure, including library, laboratory, and reprographic facilities. Regular evaluations lead to improvements, such as subscribing to NLIST and providing unique user IDs to faculty for accessing books, journals, Magazine etc
Enhancing Learning Environment: The IQAC facilitates the transformation of classrooms into smart classrooms, with a focus on enhancing the teaching-learning process. Suggesting and overseeing infrastructure improvements, including pavements, sheds, water purifiers, renovation of canteen, and proposing the construction of a new language lab
Faculty Empowerment: The IQAC empowers faculty by promoting research pursuits and facilitating participation in short-term courses and workshops. It supports and motivates faculty members to develop and update themselves, contributing to the progressive academic environment.
Infrastructure Development: The IQAC takes the lead in infrastructure enhancement, advocating for facilities such as construction of the new administrative buildings, Hostels, and Classrooms, through the Government of Higher Education. The modernization of the seminar hall, virtual class, and geo-environmental laboratory for high-level academic activities also falls under its purview.