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IQAC

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Meenakshi College was formed on 1 January, 2005, and has been driving extensive quality sustenance and enhancement measures especially post-accreditation by NAAC in 2007.


Annual Quality Assurance Reports of the College
Minutes of Meetings of the IQAC and Action Taken Reports
Activities of the IQAC

  • Academic Audits of Departments

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell conducts Academic audits of the departments annually through its two tools of Academic Progress Monitoring System for students and the Appraisal System for faculty. Reports of the academic progression of ever student coupled with data on her social and economic background are generated automatically and reviewed regularly by the IQAC. Similarly, reports are prepared for each faculty member’s activities and achievements in the year including academic results in the subjects she taught. Suggestions for quality improvement and the way forward are filtered out after discussions convened by the IQAC.

An external academic audit is also conducted periodically for every Department by subject experts invited from other organizations.

  • Acting on the Recommendations of Academic Audits

Departments arrange for academic audits periodically while the IQAC conducts performance audits of all the departments based on student and faculty performances. On the basis of the recommendations of the Academic Audit Committee and the IQAC, various measures have been taken by the College to improve teaching and learning. Examples are the provision of intranet and internet facilities, signing of MoUs and introduction of interdisciplinary skill-based subjects like Quality Control Circles, General Knowledge and Analytical Reasoning for all courses.

  • Review of the Teaching-Learning Process

Structure: The Internal Quality Assurance Cell is the body that reviews the teaching-learning process. The IQAC team consists of the following members:

The Principal is the chairperson of the IQAC. The other members comprise two management representatives, two senior administrative officers, six members of the faculty, one representative from the community and the Coordinator who is overall in-charge of the functioning of the IQAC.

Methodology: The IQAC has applied quality parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the college. It has organized workshops and seminars on quality-related themes as part of staff enrichment programmes. It documents all the activities of the College and steers the College towards quality enhancement, facilitating the internalization of a quality culture. It prepares and submits the annual Quality Assurance Reports based on the identified quality parameters. To improve the quality of teaching, periodic feedback is also obtained from students apart from periodic review of students in internal tests.

Outcome: Consequent to the setting up of the IQAC in 2006 and its post-NAAC initiatives after the last NAAC accreditation, a definitive quality improvement in all spheres of institutional activity, especially in teaching, learning and evaluation, is discernable. The process of documentation, planning, feedback and corrective action have become part of the routine and a culture of quality has been internalized in the functioning of the institution.

  • Institutionalizing QA Strategies and Processes

The IQAC monitors the quality parameters and ensures that the standards of excellence reflected in the vision and mission of the college are met and continued. It has institutionalized a number of quality measures in the academic and administrative sectors. Techno-centric and student-centric teaching-learning, Academic Audit and Quality Circle activities involving the students and the staff are only some of the initiatives of the IQAC for bringing about quality initiatives in the institution.