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    Coordinator's Message:  

     

    It is my pleasure to convey that, our Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in the year 2013. The Cell has been functioning as integral part of our Academic and Administrative activities. Post NAAC (National assessment and Accreditation Council) assessment, the IQAC has geared up and has extended its support for all the Academic and Administrative affairs of our College. As you are aware that, NAAC, Bangalore has made certain changes in the format of SSR/RAR and changed weightages of all seven criteria and focuses more on “Quality Policy” and creation of “Quality Benchmarks”. Thus, expectations from IQAC have been increased and have a key role in the “Governance” and “Management” of the College/Institution. All the higher education institutions (HEIs) are expected to maintain quality. The idea of quality is not new, nor that of Quality Assurance (QA). There are different approaches to quality assurance. Quality is a concept; it is a philosophy; it is a journey; it is also what we practice. Quality for us is all of these and much more. Therefore today the most important fact is “Quality in a service is not what you put into it. It is what the student gets out of it.”

             The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the HEIs. The IQAC may channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It should not be yet another hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in the institution; it would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The IQAC should become a driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality. In this regard the role of IQAC at Saldiha College is important.

     

    Dr. Shyamal K. Jash, M.Sc, Ph.D

    Coordinator, IQAC

    Saldiha College

    Mobile: 09434633430; 08001052694

    E-mail: iqac_saldihacollege@yahoo.in; iqacsaldihacollege@gmail.com; jash_sh@yahoo.co.in

     

    Objective:

     

            The primary aim of IQAC is

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

                 b)   To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization

                        of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

     

    Strategies:

     

             IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for

                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:

     

                Some of the functions expected of the 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.

     

    Benefits:

     

             IQAC will facilitate/contribute

                a)   Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;

                b)   Ensure internalization of the quality culture;

                c)   Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all

                       good practices;

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

                e)   Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;

                f)   Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

     

    Operational Features of the IQAC:

     

    Quality assurance is a byproduct of ongoing efforts to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutional control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of an institution needs to be struck. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC will have to first establish procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning.

              The coordinator of the IQAC and the secretary will have a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC may derive major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functions listed above. The operational features and functions discussed so far are broadbased to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adapt them to their specific needs.

     

    Monitoring Mechanism:

     

    The institutions need to submit yearly the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC. A functional Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and timely submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs) are the Minimum Institutional Requirements (MIR) to volunteer for second, third or subsequent cycle’s accreditation. During the institutional visit the NAAC peer teams will interact with the IQACs to know the progress, functioning as well quality sustenance initiatives undertaken by them.

          The Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) may be the part of the Annual Report. The AQAR shall be approved by the statutory bodies of the HEIs (such as Syndicate, Governing Council/Board) for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.

            The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) shall submit the AQAR regularly to NAAC. The IQACs may create its exclusive window on its institutional website and regularly upload/ report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.

     

    Composition of the IQAC as Follows: 

     

    Sl. No.

    Name of the Member

    Designation

    IQAC Position

    1

    Dr. Shaikh Sirajuddin

    Principal, Saldiha College 

    CHAIRMAN

     

    2

    Sri Harihar Bala

    Deputy Magistrate & Deputy Collector, Khatra Sub-Division, Bankura

    Administrative officer

    3

    Sri Subal Ch. Mahapatra  

    BDO, Indpur Block, Bankura

     

    Administrative officer

    4

    Dr. Matilal Sen

    Bursar, Saldiha College & Faculty of Mathematics

    Teacher Member

     

    5

    Dr. Manik Lal Das

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

    Teacher Member

     

    6

    Dr. Chandan Kr. Pati 

    Assistant Professor, Department of Botany

    Teacher Member

     

    7

    Dr. Dipak Kr. Rana

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

    Teacher Member

     

    8

    Sri Baniprasad Banerjee

    GLI, Department of Zoology

    Teacher Member

     

    9

    Sri Bansidhar Panda

    Member, Governing Body, Saldiha College

    Representative of

    Management

    10

    Sri Amitabha Pati

    Member, Governing Body, Saldiha College

    From Employers

    11

    Sri Birinchi Narayan Panda

    Member, Governing Body, Saldiha College

    From Local Society

    12

    Smt. Pratima Panda

    Member, Governing Body, Saldiha College

    From Alumni Association

    13

    Sri Joy Bauri

     

    G.S, Student Union, Saldiha College

     

    Representative of

    Student

    14

    Dr. Shyamal K. Jash

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

    COORDINATOR