IQAC

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology is functioning from 4th June 2018. The IQAC composition is as per the NAAC Guidelines

Guidelines

Objectives

The broadly defined objectives of IQAC include (but are not limited to):

  • To make a system which will enable quality and catalytic improvement in education and services to mankind
  • To create a quality culture
  • To channelize the efforts and measures of the institution towards excellence in academic, research and outreach activities
  • Collaborative activities with other institutions and organizations in India and abroad
  • To become a potential vehicle for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality

Strategies

  • To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the College
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internationalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices

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.
  • Collecting and analysing feedback responses from students, parents ,alumini, faculty and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • Dissemination of information on 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 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 of Quality Culture in the institution.
  • Preparation self study report (SSR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC
  • Creation of a ideation hub for enabling research activities in the institutes

IQAC Benefits

IQAC will facilitate:

  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture
  • Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the college and 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 organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.

STRATEGIC PLAN

    A 360 degree perspective plan is developed by IQAC which considers important factors i.e. structure, mechanisms and stake holders within the system and their capacity to act, their creativity, the collaboration between them, their confidence, and the coherence of the action with other initiatives. The objective is to ensure the quality and imbibe the culture of excellence and focus on the time-bound goals set for academic, administrative, research and development activities. The entire process is based on participative approach wherein the faculty members, and other stakeholders are involved in the development of plans and its efficient execution. The summery is as follows
  • Enhance engagement with Society
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture
  • Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the college and 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 organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.

IQAC Members

1. Dr. M. Haree Shankar Meganathan,Vice-Chairman
2. Dr.M.Velan , Principal &IQAC Chairperson
3. Dr. P. K. Nagarajan, Vice Principal & IQAC Director
4. Dr.Joy Winnie Wise- Professor- CSE
5. Dr.R.Lalitha, Professor- CSE
6. Dr.S K RajeshKanna, Sr.Assoc.Professor,-Mechanical
7. Dr.V.Nagaraju, Professor-ECE
8. Dr.C,Kamalakannan,Professor,EEE
9. Dr.R.Ragu, Professor-Mechanical
10. Mr.G.Sai Krishnan, Asst.Professor-Mechanical
11. Mr.K.R.N Manoj-Corporate Manager-SS Technovation
12. Ms.Sanjana-Student
13. Mr.Abishek-Student
14. Mr.R.Karthikeyan-Alumni
15. Mr.G.Vinod-Administrative Officer

Quality Initiatives

  • Performance reflecting the goals and objectives of the college
  • New academic programmes initiated
  • Inter-disciplinary programmes started
  • Examination reforms implemented
  • Faculty development programme Initiative towards recent trends.
  • Total 74 seminars/workshops conducted in last 5 years
  • Incentive to faculty members for research progress.
  • Community services through extension activities
  • Improvements in the library services
  • New books/journals subscribed and their value
  • Courses in which student assessment of teachers is introduced and the action taken on student feedback
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Increase in the infrastructural facilities towards future tech labs
  • Technology up gradation in Electric Vehicles, Cyber security, Cloud Technology, AI and Data science.
  • Computer and internet access to teachers, non-teaching staff and students
  • Financial aid to students for research activities
  • Activities and support from the Alumni Association through alumni guest lecture
  • Student achievements and awards
  • Regular Counselling and Mentoring.
  • Placement services provided to students
  • Development programmes for non-teaching staff
  • Adapting Best practices in the institution
  • Linkages developed with National/ International, academic/research bodies
  • Systematic Process In Academics And Administration

ROLE OF IQAC IN ACADEMICS AND ADMINISTRATION

  • At the beginning of every year, an academic calendar has been prepared and circulated to all stake holders.
  • Meeting with stake holders are mentioned and conducted as per the schedule.
  • Class and course committee meetings have been scheduled and conducted. The grievances and the comments given in the meeting have been addressed by IQAC.
  • Counselling schedule have also been scheduled and the comments given in the reports also addressed by IQAC.
  • Online feedback have also been scheduled periodically and collected in time.
  • Based on the feedback from students, faculty members have been directed properly to overcome the issues.
  • Periodic reviews and audits are conducted by the IQAC.
  • Orientation programmes have organized every year for the young and newly joined faculty members to adapt themselves to the systematic process of the institution.
  • Internal assessment tests are periodically conducted as specified in the academic calendar.
  • Question paper and the answer scripts are audited periodically.
  • Course end survey is conducted at the end of every course, to know about the satisfaction level of teaching learning process in each subject.
  • By the end of every month, all faculty meeting is organized by the Principal to ensure the smooth run of all activities in each department.

BEST PRACTICES

Initiative

  • Faculty members are encouraged to publish research papers in Scopus journals,Patents and consultancy work.

Implementation

  • Guest lectures and seminars are conducted by industrial experts to bridge the gap between academia and industry in each subject.
  • Mentors are allotted to guide the faculty members for the research support.

Impact Analysis

  • 338 research publication in Scopus index in the academic year in 2019-20.
  • Faculty members are encouraged to publish books and the book chapters
  • Faculty are patenting the novel ideas
  • Faculty members are carried out the consultancy projects.


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