OBJECTIVES & FUNCTIONS
The general objective of the IQAC is to promote a quality assurance culture within the university. The specific objectives are to:
❒ Institutionalize the quality assurance culture in accordance with national QA guidelines and international practices.
❒ Ensure that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed following the QAU guidelines and national requirements.
❒ Develop, maintain and enhance quality of education and people’s perception in favor of the university through consistent quality assurance practice and performance.
❒ Build image of the university with confidence of the stakeholders ensuring transparency, accountability, and good practices in all aspects of management.
❒ And prepare the university to meet the external quality assurance assessment and accreditation requirements.
In order to achieve the objectives the major functions of the IQAC will be to:
❒ Facilitate the mission and objectives of the university for enhancing the quality and relevance of higher education and respond to global trends on quality education.
❒ Guide and assist the program offering entities of the university to define program objectives.
❒ Develop standards and benchmarks for various academic and administrative activities of the university.
❒ Review existing procedures for further improvement of delivery of higher education.
❒ Prepare QA documents and procedures for use within the university following specifications and guidelines provided in the IQAC OM.
❒ Encourage staff to maintain professional code of conduct in accordance with the QAU guidelines and international practices and facilitate to maintain good practices in operations.
❒ Provide necessary support to the study program offering academic units, i.e.,departments, faculties and institutes to conduct the self-assessment, external peer review and implement QA process at program level.
❒ Conduct regular monitoring of implementation of policies, systems, processes and procedures.
❒ Facilitate to conduct institutional assessment.
❒ Facilitate the approval of new program offering entity and new programs for existing entities using appropriate procedures.
❒ Develop a data base containing information regarding quality assurance, which will be deliverable to all stakeholders.
❒ Prepare and produce annual institutional quality assurance report (IQAR) and monitoring report assessing the activities of IQAC and submit to the QAC.
❒ Develop an Institutional QA Strategic Plan for every 5 years and ensure its implementation and monitoring of achievements.
❒ Co‐ordinate all QA related activities within the university.
❒ Liaise with QAU and other external QA agencies.
❒ Organize workshops, seminars and appropriate training for capacity building and promoting QA culture at all levels of the university.
❒ Advise university management, faculty and departments on QA and related matters.
❒ Take initiative and lead to establish staff development center at the university.
❒ Prepare the detailed budget of the IQAC.
❒ And conduct impromptu audit at any level of the university if necessary.