Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of DAV (PG)
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
timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and
relevance and quality of academic and research programmes;
access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of
and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
credibility of evaluation procedures;
the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and
of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and
Functions done by IQAC are :
and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and
administrative activities of the institution;
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;
for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on
quality-related institutional processes;
of information on various quality parameters of higher education;
of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes
and promotion of quality circles;
of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
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
of Quality Culture in the institution;
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
1. Successful implementation of CBCS system at the UG
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.
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
3.Dr.Shikha Nagalia, Asstt. Professor in
4. Dr.Archana Pal, Asstt. Professor in Sociology
5. Dr.Monisha Saxena, Asstt.Professor in English,
6.Dr.Vivek Tyagi, Asstt. Professor in Law,Member
7. Dr.Peeyush Mishra, Asstt. Professor in
8. Dr.Naina Shrivastava, Asstt. Professor in
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,
12. Mr.Dhruv Khanduri, Students’ representative,
13. Mr.Sanjay Saxena, Establishment section, Member
MEETINGS OF IQAC (last 5 years) FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF
12, 2016: Meeting of reconstituted IQAC for chalking out a plan of action for
the current academic session.
8, 2016: For the preparation of AQAR of the preceding years.
3, 2017: For looking at the academic progress attained so far.( Mid- term
SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY IQAC IN THE
COLLEGE(last 3 years)
‘Issues and Challenges of Higher Education’
‘Advantages and Disadvantages of RUSA with regard to
‘Issues and Challenges of Higher Education- Feedback
‘Issues related to API System’
‘Methodology with respect to Submission of Minor Research Projects’
‘Ways of Implementation of the CBCS System at the
Under Graduate (UG) level’
‘Workshop on Enhancement of Quality in Research
SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED(last 3 years) BY IQAC
OFFICE BEARERS AS RESOURCE PERSONS/ PAPER PRESENTERS ON RELATED THEMES:
Dr. H.S. RANDHAWA (Convenor IQAC)
‘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
‘Role of Distance Education in Expansion of Higher
Education in Uttarakhand’ at IGNOU Regional Centre, Dehradun
NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Role of IQAC in
enhancing the quality of Teaching; Learning and Evaluation Process’ at SGRR PG
‘Institutionalization of quality benchmarking through
effective teaching-learning techniques’
Dr. Shikha Nagalia
UGC Sponsored short term course on ‘Gender
Sensitization and Diversity Management’ at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Dr. Archana Pal
2017- February, 6, 2017
ICSSR Sponsored ‘Capacity Building Program for Social
Science Faculty Members on Research Methodology’ at Doon University, Dehradun.