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IQAC Internal Quality Assurance Cell

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IQAC Internal Quality Assurance Cell - Desh Bhagat University

Internal Quality Assurance Cell - IQAC

About IQAC

In pursuance of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council’s (NAAC) Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of Institutions of higher education, an internal quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Desh Bhagat University was established in 2012 as quality sustenance measures. The office of IQAC is to work with specified objective and strategies to perform expected functions as per following:

IQAC – Vision

To ensure quality culture as the prime concern for the Higher Education Institutions through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.

IQAC – Objectives

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

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

IQAC – Strategies

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.

  • Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes.

  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.

  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.

  • The credibility of assessment and evaluation process.

  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services.

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

IQAC – Functions

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks

  • Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

  • 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;

  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders;

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

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

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

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

  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up

  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

IQAC – Benefits

  • Ensure clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;

  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture;

  • Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;

  • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;

  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;

  • Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

Composition of IQAC

Sr. No Name Designation Designation as Per IQAC
1Dr. Shalini Gupta Vice ChancellorChairperson
2Teachers to Represent All Level (Three to Eight)
2.1Dr. Rajni SalujaProfessor, University School of Business Management, Commerce and Economics Member
2.2Dr. Sangeeta HandaProfessor, University School of Education Member
2.3Dr. Naresh Professor Deptt of Oral Surgery University School of Dental Sciences Member
2.4Dr. Dharminder Singh Professor, University School of Social Sciences and Languages Member
2.5Dr. Hari Singh BenipalProfessor, University School of Ayurveda Member
2.6Dr. Inderpreet Kaur Associate Professor, University School of Law Member
2.7Dr. Rajinder Kumar Bathla Professor, University School of Information Technology and Library Sciences Member
2.8Dr. H.K.Sidhu Associate Professor, University School of Agriculture and Life SciencesMember
3One member from the Management
3.1Dr. Sandeep Singh Vice President Member
4Few Senior Administrative Officers
4.1Dr. Vimal Kumar SikriDean, Academic AffairsMember
4.2Dr. KulbhushanRegistrar, Desh Bhagat UniversityMember
4.3Dr. Harbhajan Singh Atwal Dean Sports Member
4.4Er. Parmod Mandal Controller of Examination Member
4.5Dr. Joginder Singh BhatiaDirector cum Professor, University School of Business Management , Commerce and Economics Member
4.6Dr. Sandeep SharmaDeputy Director, University School of Engineering and TechnologyMember
4.7Dr. Surjeet Patheja Director, University School of Social Sciences and Languages Member
4.8Dr. Satya Deo PandayPrincipal, Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital Member
4.9Dr. Rajwant Kaur Randhawa Principal, University School of Nursing Member
4.1Mr. B.D. Dhiman Principal, University School of Pharmacy. Member
4.11Dr. Sanjeev Soni Vice- Principal, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital Member
5One Nominee Each From Local Society, Students and Alumni
5.1S. Darshan Singh Babbi, General Secretary,
Guru Granth Sahib Charitable Society, Mandi Gobindgarh
Chairman, PADB, Amloh  Chairman Corporate Society, Amloh
Nominee from the Local SocietyMember
5.3Mr. Ashish Kalia Students( BA –LLB -7th Semester) Member
5.4Mr. Paras ShahiAlumniMember
6One Nominee Each From Employers/ Industrialists/ Stakeholders
6.1Mr. Raj Awasthi , Managing Director, Sportking, Civil Lines Ludhiana-141001Employer Member
6.2Dinesh Gupta(MD) Prabhat Heavy Forge Private Limited Plot No.1, G.T. Road, Sector 18A, Mandi Gobindgrah , Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 147301IndustrialistsMember
6.3Mrs. Hardeep Kaur, Sarpanch, Vill: Saunti, Tehsil, AmlohStakeholdersMember
6.4Mr. Surinder KapoorParentsMember
7One of The Senior Teachers As The Director/ Coordinator / Member Secretary of the IQAC
7.1Dr. Puja GulatiProfessor, University School of PharmacyDirector
7.2Mr. O.S.BhatiaAssistant Professor, University School of Engineering & Applied SciencesCoordinator
7.1Ms. Dimple Sharma Assistant RegistrarMember Secretary

Further Reading:

Academic Audit, Administrative Audit, Minutes of the Meeting
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