Research : IQAC

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of DAV (PG) College, Dehradun

In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence. In DAV(PG)College, Dehradun this cell was established in 2005 after the first accreditation of the college in 2004 with grade B+.

It was realized that the work of the IQAC is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation it can inculcate in all the constituents of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or a record-keeping exercise in the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. It has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement by working out planned  interventionist strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality like the “Quality Circles” in industries.


Objectives of IQAC

•To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of this temple of higher learning.

•To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.


Strategies of IQAC are

a)            Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;

b)            The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes;

c)            Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society;

d)            Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;

e)            The credibility of evaluation procedures;

f)             Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;

g)            Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.               

Functions done by IQAC are :

a)            Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

b)            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;

c)            Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

d)            Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;

e)            Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;

f)             Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;

g)            Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;

h) Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;

i)             Development of Quality Culture in the institution;

j)             Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.


Significant achievements of IQAC during recent years are          

1. Successful implementation of CBCS system at the UG Level.

2. Facilitation of E-mentoring at P.G level by providing quality internet connections to the departments.

3. Self- appraisal of teacher and students’ feedbacks were obtained for analysis and desirable modifications in teaching method. (Informally)

4. New reference books selected and procured by the P.G. Departments and the library according to the changes in syllabus (PG level) as suggested by the I.Q.A.C

5. Increased number of teachers and students encouraged to opt for quality research projects and research supervision.

6. Career advancement of 44 faculty members in the college from various depts.

7. Continuous enhancement and maintenance of infrastructural facilities in College, such as staff room, building class rooms, washrooms, ramps etc.

8. Expanding facilities for students from weaker sections and physically challenged students.

9. Promotion of Gender awareness and sensitization through a special cell.

10. Wider participation and commendable performance of the college teams in various sports events at the university / state/ National levels etc. More incentives like cash prizes and facilities by the college to outstanding sportspersons on the recommendation of the I.Q.A.C.

Composition of IQAC(2016-17)

1.Dr.Devendra Bhasin, Principal,Chairman

2.Dr.H.S.Randhawa, Associate Professor in English.Convenor

3.Dr.Shikha Nagalia, Asstt. Professor in Economics,Co-convenor

4. Dr.Archana Pal, Asstt. Professor in Sociology Member

5. Dr.Monisha Saxena, Asstt.Professor in English, Member

6.Dr.Vivek Tyagi, Asstt. Professor in Law,Member

7. Dr.Peeyush Mishra, Asstt. Professor in Statistics,Member

8. Dr.Naina Shrivastava, Asstt. Professor in Botany,Member

9.Prof. Balwender Arora, Retd. Professor of GNDU, Amritsar, External Expert

10. Dr. H.P. Yadav, representative of  community, Member

11.Miss Aparajita Singh, Students’ representative, Member

12. Mr.Dhruv Khanduri, Students’ representative, Member

13. Mr.Sanjay Saxena, Establishment section, Member


SESSION 2011-2012

1.            January, 20, 2012

SESSION 2014-15

1.            December, 9, 2014

2.            January, 29, 2015

SESSION 2015-16

1.            July, 22, 2015

2.            August, 26, 2015

3.            October, 27, 2015

4.            December, 4, 2015

5.            December, 13, 2015

6.            February, 25, 2016

SESSION 2016-17

1.            August, 12, 2016: Meeting of reconstituted IQAC for chalking out a plan of action for the current academic session.

2.            October, 8, 2016: For the preparation of AQAR of the preceding years.

3.            February, 3, 2017: For looking at the academic progress attained so far.( Mid- term review)



1.            February, 4, 2015

‘Issues and Challenges of Higher Education’

2.            July, 29, 2015

‘Advantages and Disadvantages of RUSA with regard to Aided Colleges’

3.            December, 22, 2015

‘Issues and Challenges of Higher Education- Feedback and Follow-up’


1.            August, 29, 2015

‘Issues related to API System’

2.            November,6, 2015

‘Methodology with respect to Submission of  Minor Research Projects’

3.            December, 23, 2015

‘Ways of Implementation of the CBCS System at the Under Graduate (UG) level’

4.            January, 20, 2016

‘Workshop on Enhancement of Quality in Research Activities’


Dr. H.S. RANDHAWA (Convenor IQAC)

1.            May, 13, 2014

‘Enhancing Research Culture in Institutions of Higher Education’ at SGRR PG College,Dehradun

Title of the Paper presented:

‘Ways and Techniques of doing research in Social Sciences’

2.            November,11, 2014

‘Role of Distance Education in Expansion of Higher Education in Uttarakhand’ at IGNOU Regional Centre, Dehradun

3.            October, 9-10, 2015

NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Role of IQAC in enhancing the quality of Teaching; Learning and Evaluation Process’ at SGRR PG College, Dehradun

Title of the Paper presented:

‘Institutionalization of quality benchmarking through effective teaching-learning techniques’

Dr. Shikha Nagalia

1.            March, 2-8, 2016

UGC Sponsored short term course on ‘Gender Sensitization and Diversity Management’ at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Dr. Archana Pal

1.            January,24, 2017- February, 6, 2017

ICSSR Sponsored ‘Capacity Building Program for Social Science Faculty Members on Research Methodology’ at Doon University, Dehradun.

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