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GOVERNMENT COLLEGE SEEMA ROHRU 
                                        Distt.Shimla, HP                                                      
Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC]



Quality Matters everywhere and it matters more in the field of education.Quality up gradation is not a onetime phenomenon. Quest for excellence is a continuous and perennial pursuit.

 

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle .

 

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” ~ John Ruskin.

 

“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.” ― Audrey Hepburn.

 

Education is the panacea of all the evils in the society. ~Swami Vivekananda.


The ongoing changes in higher education, in the wake of national educational reforms, legislative enactments, the UGC/MHRD/State Government directives and the challenges put forth by globalization, necessitate that the educational institutes actively engage themselves in the development and implementation of quality benchmarks in all their key performance areas. In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the NAAC proposes that every accredited institution establishes an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Establishment of IQAC by every accredited institution as a post-accreditation measure is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC should become a part of an institution's system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. NAAC is triggering a ‘Quality Culture’ among the various constituents of the HEI, as well as enhancing the awareness of Institutional Quality Assurance with all stakeholders. Committed to sustain and improve the quality further and also to achieve higher level of excellence, the Govt. College Seema has established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to institutionalize the process of quality enhancement and sustenance in all the key areas of its delivery. The IQAC is the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring total quality management by ushering in innovations leading to achieving excellence and adoption of intervention strategies for monitoring their successful implementation. Ever in quest for excellence, the IQAC functions to assure institutional accountability with probity to all the stakeholders, funding agencies in particular and society as a whole.
The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institution. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) assumes importance as an endogenous system defining the quality culture of an institution. All the stakeholders of an institution should promote and encourage the activities of the IQAC in order to make the institution a Centre of Excellence.
Govt. College Seema enjoys its own reputation as a premier institution that has imparted quality education to the youths of Rohru area and it has also contributed richly to the development of the quality of life of youths. One is impressed by the wholesome personality development that takes place in its students

QUALITY STATEMENT/QUALITY POLICY:  “Fitness of Purpose and Fitness for Purpose”

  • In order to meet the challenges of the knowledge era  in the globalized world and to keep pace with the knowledge explosion in Higher Education, Govt.College Seema is committed to inculcating and sustaining quality in all the dimensions of Higher Education viz. teaching, learning, research, extension and governance while catering to the regional, national  and global needs. Multi-dimensional mechanisms for quality assurance and management at individual and institutional level are applied in our college.
  • Leadership identification of the organizational needs and strives to fulfill them
  •  Collective Wisdom and Participative Management
  •  Focuses on: Value Based Education, Quality Higher Education, Research & Innovation , Environment Friendly Practice

Mechanism of Quality Assurance
The notion of quality underpinning the framework adopted by the college is of fitness for purpose ie. the institution, its components and activities have quality if they conform to the purpose for which they were designed. The Quality Policy is applied to all the components of the college through:
I. Internal quality assurance mechanism-continuous
II. External quality assurance mechanisms-periodic
The College shall time to time evolve quality management framework. Regular internal audits will be conducted to ensure that the Quality Policy is implemented.


Internal quality assurance
IQAC will develop a quality manual describing various benchmarks and the processes designed to achieve them. The manual would describe the QA system. The set of guidelines, codes of good practices and procedures to be implemented by the various units.Based on the prescribed guidelines, each unit of the college would develop its own internal quality assurance mechanism. The mechanism shall be coherent with quality assurance framework set forth in this policy and approved by the IQAC, to evaluate the quality of teaching programmes and courses, academic staff, teaching and learning experience, student assessment, internal moderation, support services, resources and facilities, and research and programme review processes.


External quality assurance
In order to ensure that high quality standard is maintained in the college, periodic assessment of quality shall be arranged by such external agencies, as NAAC or any other agency suggested by the Government of India from time to time. 


Core Values
In consonance with the broadly accepted national development goals. Govt.College Seema shall also focus on the following core values which will help us to develop a critical understanding of the contributions of our institution to society and individuals. These values will be able to use it as a compass for our journey.


Values/Goals                     

  • Contribution to National Development
  • More access with equity
  • Developmental thrust in identification of research areas and academic programmes
  • Community engagement
  • Fostering Global Competencies among Students
  • Development of generic skills
  • Development of application skills
  • Development of life skills
  • Inculcating Value System in Students
  • Value integration in academic programmes
  • Value integration in management practices
  • Value inculcation through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Promoting the Use of Technology
  • For enrichment of learning
  • For increasing the access-online programmes
  • For system management
  • Quest for Excellence
  • Development of benchmarks of excellence
  • Best Practices application
  • Institutionalization of continuous improvement systems

 

Goals
The primary aim of the IQAC is to develop system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the college.

  • The IQAC shall promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of the best practices.
  • IQAC shall keep the institution abreast of and abuzz with quality sustenance activities on a wide gamut of pertinent issues.
  • IQAC shall generate good practices, ideas, planning, implementing and measuring the outcome of academic and administrative performance of the institution.

 

Guiding Spirit: Never Give up, keep striving, never lose heart with setbacks and reach the Goal
Functions
The IQAC shall have the following functions

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the College
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process
  • Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
  • Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education
  • Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities of the college, leading to quality improvement
  • Acting as a nodal agency of Govt.College Seema for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of good practices
  • Development and maintenance of Institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality
  • Development of Quality Culture in Govt.College,Seema
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the college based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body like NAAC in the prescribed format
  • Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Various Departments or other organs like NSS,NCC,SCOUTS & GUIDES, CLUBS/SOCIETIES?ASSOCIATIONS  of  Govt.College Seema based on the AQAR
  • Interaction with SQACs in the pre and post accreditation quality assessment, sustenance and enhancement endeavors.
  • Facilitates the annual self-appraisal of teachers.
  • The collection, analysis and necessary intervention of the feedback from stakeholders is monitored by the IQAC.
  • The IQAC facilitates the student counseling process by the respective class counselors.
  • Any other assignment by the Principal.
  • To ensure continuous improvement in the entire operations of the college
  • To ensure stakeholders[students, parents, old students, teachers, staff, funding agencies, government ,society etc.] connected with higher education
  • Feedback to be taken for assurance and enhancing the quality of Student Support Services.

 

Follow up

  • The AQAR shall be approved by the Staff Council of the college for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.
  • The college shall regularly submit the AQARs to the NAAC. The College shall regularly submit AQARs to the affiliating University i.e. HP University Shimla, State Level Quality Assurance SQAC.
  • The College shall submit AQARs and follow up reports of AQARs to the UGC/HP U Shimla/NAAC,Higher Education Dept as and when called for.
  • The IQAC shall create its exclusive window on its institutional website, to regularly report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.

 

Strategies: Institutionalizing Quality initiatives. The IQAC has designed a multipronged strategy for the creation and sustenance of the Quality in Teaching-learning, Research/Innovation/Extension activities, Administration and other college activities. IQAC shall evolve mechanism and procedures for:
• Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
• Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching, learning and evaluation
• Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure.

 

Formation and Structure for Internal Quality Assurance Cell. In the year 2006, Govt.College Seema was accredited with "B" Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The NAAC National Action Plan requires every accredited institution to establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post accreditation quality sustenance measure. Accordingly, IQAC has been setup in the College with the Principal as its Chairman. The IQAC is the central point in implementation of the Quality Policy of the college and work for quality enhancement and sustenance by developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of the college. Accordingly, department/Faculty/Institute Quality Assurance Committees have been set up to assist and support IQAC. IQAC establishes procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning with a view to ensure continuous improvement in all operations of the college. Whereas the Faculty/Dipartment level Quality Assurance Committees ensure the implementation and feedback with regard to the policies laid down by the IQAC. These efforts aim to assure stakeholders connected with higher education-namely, student, parents, teachers, staff, officials from Department of Education, funding agencies and society in general of the accountability of the institution for its own quality and probity
In the formation of the cell, members are chosen according to the strategy. Well experienced Internal and external members are chosen   as suggested in the guidelines of the IQAC suggested by the NAAC IQAC is constituted in the college under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution ie.Principal of the college with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished persons useful to the institution and representatives of stakeholders

  • The composition of the IQAC will be as follows:
  • 1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution[Principal]
  • 2. A few senior administrative functionaries
  • 3. Three to eight teachers
  • 4. One member from the college office
  • 5. One/two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni
  • 6. One/two nominees from Employers /Industrialists/stakeholders
  • 7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC

 

IQAC Activities: Explore New Frontiers. The IQAC has designed a multipronged strategy for the creation and sustenance of the Quality in Teaching-learning, Research/innovation/extension activities and Administration.

  • Planning of IQAC through democratic methods
  • Organizational Arrangements in Internal Quality Assurance Cell
  • Guidelines/Newsletter/brochure of IQAC: Quality Initiatives and Endeavours
  • State of the Art Laboratories.
  • Departmental interactions with IQAC and its impact.
  • Research and Development Cell
  • Annual Internal Quality Audit (Academic Audit).
  • Training and Research Centre – Entrepreneurship
  • ICT as Teaching-learning Process
  • IQAC – Tapping Innovative ideas of Faculty
  • Computer Training Programme for Non-teaching staff
  • Non-Teaching Staff Training 
  • Role of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in Faculty Enrichment
  • Term-wise teaching plan and research activities.
  • Participatory Learning
  • Independent Learning
  • Thrust for Knowledge
  • Soft Skills / Employability Skills
  • Mentoring 
  • Student Orientation Activities
  • Students Participation in Decision Making
  • Feedback Power: A System of Multi-cornered Feedback
  • The Training and Placement Cell
  • Students as Important Stakeholders in Quality Initiatives
  • Ensuring in-service continuing education and training of all functionaries for enriching the intellectual capital and professional competence of the college.

 

 Benefits: To bring a better change IQAC will facilitate/contribute:

    • To heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement.
    • To internalization of the quality culture.
    • To enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize good practices.
    • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
    • To act as a dynamic system for quality changes in Govt.College,Seema.
    • Helps the institution to know its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities through an informed review process.
    • To identify internal areas of planning and resource allocation. 
    • Outcome provides funding agencies objective data for performance funding.  Initiates institutions into innovative and modern methods of pedagogy.
    • Gives institutions a new sense of direction and identity.
    • Provides society with reliable information on quality of education offered.
    • Employers have access to information on the quality of education offered to potential recruitees.
    • Promotes intra and inter-institutional interactions.

IQAC for Session 2016-17 & 2017-18

Members

IQAC members for a period of two years.

  • Dr.Parmod Chauhan, Principal……..[Chairperson]
  • Dr.B.L.Vinta    [Joint Director, Higher Education, HP]
  • Mr .B.S.Pirta,    [Assoc.Prof., Dean Student Welfare, [Coordinator]
  • Dr.J.R.Kashayap  [ Assoc.Prof., Dean of Studies….[ Member Secretary]
  • Mr.Harish Sanjta  [ Assoc.Prof., NCC Incharge]
  • Dr.Gopal Dutt Sharma  [Assoc.Prof., NSS Prog.Officer]
  • Mr..P.D. Jagithta  [ Assoc.Prof., Co-ordinator RUSA]
  • Mr..C.S.Rangta     [Asstt.Prof., Bursar]
  • Mr.Chandersen Chauhan [Asstt.Prof.]
  • Mr.Rajesh Azad              [Asstt.Prof.]
  • Mr.Yashdesh Dulta         [Asstt.Prof.]
  • Dr.Mahinder Singh         [Asstt.Prof.]
  • Dr Umesh Narta              [Asstt.Prof.]
  • Sh.Ashwani Sharma        [Asstt.Prof.]   
  • Dean of Arts Faculty
  • Dean of Commerce Faculty
  • Dean of Science Faculty
  • President Women Empowerment Cell
  • Dr. Sharda Dhaulta  [Former Principal,GC Seema]
  • Librarian
  • Sh. H C Pathik [Eminent Sports Personality & Ex Sports Administrator]
  • Sh.Narender Chauhan [President OSA]
  • Sh.Jagdish Ranjha  [IT Expert]
  • President Local Panchayat Rantari
  • PTA President
  • CSCA President

In terms of UGC Regulations 2010, IQAC shall act as the Documentation and Record-Keeping cell, including assistance in the development of the API criteria based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) proforma using the indicative template separately developed by the UGC. In order to facilitate the process, all teachers shall submit the duly filled-in PBAS proforma to the IQAC annually