Convener: Dr Sushil Kumar
Qualitative Initiatives by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
1. Financial Audit for the session 2017-2018 was conducted in the month of May 2018 to review the balance sheet and plan out the budget for the Session 2018-2019.
2. 7 Informal and 3 formal meetings of Internal Quality Cell under the chairman ship of Head of the institution, Dr. Rajinder Singh were held in the month of November & December 2018 to have brainstorming sessions on Revised Accreditation Framework for the better understanding of 7 Criteria, 32 Key Indicators, 121 Qualitative & Quantitative metrics and their importance in the order of weightage to chalk out the action plan for the coming session.
3. IQAC applied for National Institutional Ranking framework 2019 approved by MHRD for the ranking of our institution across the country in November,2018.
4. IQAC in association with Central Library of the College organized One Day Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism” on 17 Februray,2019 under the financial assistance of UGC Scheme of “College with Potential for Excellence”, Phase- II for the faculty of SD College, Ambala Cantt. The faculty was on treat as three eminent personalities Dr. Naresh Vats, Registrar and Professor of Law, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala, Dr. Rahul Taneja, Scientist, Department of Science and Technology, Haryana. Dr. Priya Rai, Deputy Librarian & Officer In-charges were resource persons of the workshop. They very effectively shared their experiences and gave insightful knowledge about procedure of filing IPR, Challenges and remedies of patent laws, plagiarism ethics, UGC plagiarism regulations and other IPR issues.
5. IQAC facilitated the conduct of one day Workshop on the topic “Awareness and Need of NAAC Assessment and Accreditation of the Colleges” organised by Haryana State Higher Education Council and sponsored by RUSA at S.D. College, Ambala Cantt. The workshop was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chairman, Haryana State Higher Education Council, Prof Brij Kishore Kuthiala. Technical Session-I started with the insightful talk on “Revised Assessment and Accreditation Framework” by Prof. Gulshan Lal Taneja, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak which set the tone for one day workshop and emphasized that Quality Assurance is must and therefore quality assessment is to be accepted as a pleasant and productive challenge. Audience was delighted by NAAC Documentary Video and Video Tutorial after the talk. Prof. N. Narasimhamurthy, Dean Faculty of Arts, Bengaluru Central University enlightened the audience with his wonderful presentation on Self Study Report in Technical Session–II. Technical session-II was followed by a panel discussion and interactive session wherein participants from various colleges raised their questions and sought clarification on issues related to logistic fee, Peer team visit, IIQA submission and also shared the problems faced by them in the process of assessment and accreditation by NAAC. The workshop witnessed the presence of 247 principals from the colleges of Haryana.
6. IQAC subscribed for Digital Library in the month of March,2019 to be accessed online by the students of the college for 24 hours, 365 days from anywhere at any time.
7. Feedback from the students is collected in the month of March, 2019 through Online College Information Management System and Action Taken Report is prepared after the analysis of the feedback responses by the feedback committee
Once you have experienced excellence, you will never again be content with mediocrity.
—Thomas S. Monson
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment & accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the NAAC proposed that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. The Primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. Consequently, in consonance with the guidelines issued by UGC and NAAC, the college established its IQAC on March 05, 2009.
The prime tasks of the IQAC are
- To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institution.
- To channelize all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting its holistic academic excellence
- The IQAC is responsible for setting standards of academic excellence
- It encourages teachers to switch-over to an environment of ICT based Teaching-Learning Process
- It conducts Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) to enrich Human Resource
- Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution
- Documentation of various programs/activities leading to quality improvement
- Acts as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities
- Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.
- Ensures adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
Accreditation by NAAC
The college was first accredited with NAAC in the year 2003 with B++ Grade. Thereafter, as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure, IQAC was established in 2009 and since then the entire process of accreditation is being spearheaded by the Cell. The Second Cycle of accreditation was carried out in the year 2011 and we received grade ‘A’, the highest grade, with a CGPA of 3.48. The Third Cycle of accreditation was carried out in the year 2017 and it is a matter of pride that we received grade ‘A+’, the highest grade, with a CGPA of 3.51.
The Cell proposes to work proactively from the current session by restructuring various academic and administrative activities in accordance with ICT and MIS respectively.
Dr. Sushil Kumar
E-mail: [email protected]