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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of D.A.V. (P.G) 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 realization 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 purpose, during the post-accreditation period, it will channelize all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence. 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 system in the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system 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

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  of IQAC:

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:  

 

The IQAC of D.A.V. (P.G.) College has commendably functioned as an invaluable support system of the college. It has successfully tackled all major issues and initiated landmark measures to gear the institution to become the most coveted academic hub of the State Government as well as educands from all over Uttarakhand and northern India. Some of these initiatives are outlined below:       

• Successful implementation of CBCS system at the UG Level.

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

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

• 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

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

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

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

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

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

• 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.

• An E- Learning Centre has been set up in the Reference Section of the Central       Library.

• The college campus is now ‘Wi- Fi’ enabled.

• Exemplifying its commitment to clean and green energy drive, the college has installed SOLAR ELECTRIC PANELS on a large scale.

• In 2016-17, the college started the practice of recycling of waste paper in collaboration with a cooperative society.

• DAV (PG) College has been selected for Rain Water Harvesting by the UK Govt.

• Installation of an Earthquake Warning Signal System by a team from IIT, Roorkee.

• There are 24 CC TV Cameras all over the campus with 4 DVRs of high capacity.

• The campus has been beautified with green plants and benches.

• A large number of quality initiatives have been taken to improve the speed and efficiency of administrative processes, on the infrastructural front as well as for Campus Beautification and Go Green Drive,

• A total of 13 national level seminars/ conferences have been organized by the institution on inter disciplinary topics over the last 5 years.

• The IQAC conducted 10 one day workshops with a view to enhance quality in different areas of the functioning of the college over the last 5 years, including academics and research.

• The Deptt. of Professional Courses also brings out a bi-annual newsletter.

• The Prospectus of the college has been revised and restructured to provide maximum clarity with respect to the CBCS. Banners displaying CBCS related information have been put up at all prominent places within the college.

 

 

Composition of IQAC(2017-18 & 2018-19 )

1.  Dr. Ajay Saksena, Chairman

2.  Dr. B.B. Raizada, Management Representative, IQAC

3.  Dr. P.K. Sharma, Coordinator, IQAC

4.  Dr. H.B.S. Randhawa, Chief Advisor, IQAC

5.  Dr. Shikha Nagalia, Convener, IQAC

6.  Dr. Monisha Saxena, Co-convener, IQAC

7.  Dr. Peeyush Mishra, Member, IQAC (Science Faculty)

8.  Dr. Amita Raizada, Member, IQAC (Science Faculty)

9.  Dr.Archana Pal, Member, IQAC (Arts Faculty)

10.  Dr. Onima Sharma, Member, IQAC (Arts Faculty)

11.  Dr. Nisha Walia, Member, IQAC (Arts Faculty)

12.  Dr. Rupali Behl, Member, IQAC (Teacher Education)

13. Dr. Vivek Tyagi, Member, IQAC (Law Faculty)

14. Mr. S.C Srivastava, Office Superintendent

15. Mr. Sanjay Saxena, Establishment Section

16. Prof. Balvinder Arora, Former Convener, IQAC, GNDU, External expert on Quality Management.

17. Mr. Arun Naithani, Industrialist, External expert on Quality Management.

 

Student Representatives:

1.    P.P. Silori, M.A. English, Third Semester

2.    Rahul Prakash, M.A. Economics, Third Semster

3.    Vandana Dangwal, M.A. Economics, Third Semster

4.    Jitendra Bisht, President, Students’ Union

5.    Shurveer Chauhan, General Secretary, Students’ Union

 

 

MEETINGS OF IQAC (last 5 years) FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF ITS OBJECTIVES:

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)

 

SESSION 2017-18

1.      19  July, 2017

2.      22  September, 2017

3.      2 November , 2017

4.      4 December , 2017

5.      16 March, 2018

6.      8 May, 2018

7.      23 May, 2018

 

SESSION 2018-19

1.      24 September , 2018

2.      27 September , 2018

3.      9 October , 2018

4.      16 October, 2018

5.      22 November , 2018

6.      28 November , 2018

7.      29 November , 2018

8.      30 November, 2018

9.      8 December , 2018

10. 12 December , 2018

11. 29 December , 2018

12. 2 January , 2019

13. 9 March , 2019 

 

 

SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY IQAC IN THE COLLEGE : (2015 Onwards)

SEMINARS

            February, 4, 2015

‘Issues and Challenges of Higher Education’

           July, 29, 2015

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

           December, 22, 2015

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

 WORKSHOPS

 August, 29, 2015

‘Issues related to API System’

November,6, 2015

‘Methodology with respect to Submission of  Minor Research Projects’

  December, 23, 2015

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

  January, 20, 2016

‘Workshop on Enhancement of Quality in Research Activities’

 

Session 2015-2016

Name of Workshop by IQAC

Suggestions for Quality Enhancement in College Feedback and Follow up

Date :

4.3.2016

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

108

Session 2016-2017

Name of Workshop by IQAC

 Quality Enhancement in Research Activities

Date

10.8.2016

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

98

Year

2017

Name of initiative by IQAC

Suggestions on Students and Teachers’ Feedback towards Quality Enhancement in Academics and Administration

Date

15.2.2017

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

101

Year

2016

Name of workshop by IQAC

C.B.C.S. Workshop for students at UG level

Date

21.11.2016

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

121

 

Session 2017-2018

Name of quality initiative by IQAC

Monitoring Quality in Research Activities

Date

28.11.2017

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

95

Name of quality initiative by IQAC

C.B.C.S. Workshop at UG level for students

Date

9.12.2017

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

118

Name of quality initiative by IQAC

Online uploading of marks by IT Section

Date

11.12.2017

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

120

Name of quality initiative by IQAC

Environmental Awareness among Teachers and Students

Date

5.6.2018

Duration

One day workshop

Number of participants

112

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED BY IQAC OFFICE BEARERS AS RESOURCE PERSONS/ PAPER PRESENTERS ON RELATED THEMES: (2014 Onwards)

Dr. H.S. RANDHAWA

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.

 Dr. Amita Raizada

1.            February 22 2019 To February 27, 2019

UGC Sponsored short term course on ‘MOOCs e-Content Development & Open Education Resources ’ at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

 

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