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The College is submitting itself for Re-accreditation (Cycle 2) to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has prepared its Self-Study Report for the same. The document can be accessed through the link below:



Annual Quality Assurance Reports of the College

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.

Member Details

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Role in IQAC

Name

Department

1

Chairperson

Dr. Hemavathy Sekar

Principal

2

Coordinator

Dr. R. Geetha 

Commerce

3

Faculty Member

Mrs. M. S. Malathy 

Mathematics

4

Faculty Member

Dr. N. Padma

Economics

5

Faculty Member

Dr. N. Manju

Physics

6

Faculty Member

Dr. Mrs. L. Inbathamizh

Biochemistry

7

Administrative Staff

Mr. C. Sivaramakrishnan

Office Staff

8

External Expert

Mr. V. S. Vikram

Director, MSSM

9

External Expert

Dr. A. Sanjeeva Rao

Former President, NIQR

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, Feedback mechanism 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.

  • Study on Students’ Academic Progression

The IQAC has developed the Academic Progress Monitoring System and Faculty Appraisal System detailed in Criteria 2 and 5. These systems serve as mechanisms that help to systematically review and monitor student progress and faculty performance, and to take remedial action to help students better their performance.

The Academic Progress Monitoring System provides automated reports about each student’s academic progression over the semesters and also gives information about the students’ social background. After the examination results are released after every examination, the system also provides useful data regarding arrears of students along with their social and economic status as supporting data. The system mandates the recording of reasons for the students’ failure in each subject by the subject teachers and the HoD and identification and implementation of remedial measures in consultation with the IQAC, to help the student study and perform well in the supplementary examinations.