The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Tata College, Chaibasa was established in 2016. It’s an integral part of the college system and work towards realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance in imparting higher education and in building better brains.. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system of highly consistent progression in the overall performance of the college. The members of IQAC try their best to channelize all the efforts of the college towards promoting academic excellence.
The Cell has been established in pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realization of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, institutions need to channelize its efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.
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.
- To channelize and systematize the efforts and measures towards academic excellence
- To be the driving force for escorting in quality to remove deficiencies and enhance quality
- To encourage departments to establish student Learning-centric environment to use ICT tools for teaching and learning process and to inculcate value–based education system.
- To encourage Departments to organize Seminars, Workshops, Orientation and Faculty Development Program
- To assess the annual progress of Departments and the University through timely internal and external audit
- To ensure an effective and transparent operations to achieve excellence in Academic, Administrative and Financial activities
- To develop an Institutional data base and documentation of the various activities leading to quality improvement
- To ensure the adequacy, timely maintenance and smooth functioning of the support structure
- To build association with stakeholders and to stimulate Social Responsibility
The primary aim of IQAC is
- 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.
Composition of the IQAC
IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution or his representative (one of the prominent administrative/academic members of the institution) with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholders.
The composition of the IQAC follows:
In continuation to notification no. TCC/117/20 dated 7th March 2020, composition of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) are as detailed below.
Dr. S C. Dash, Principal
Dr. M. A. Khan, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Department of Chemistry
Dr. V. S. Sinha, Department of Botany
Mrs. Rinki Dorai, Department of Political Science
Dr. Smita Jha, Department of English
3. Administration and Management
Dr. S. K. Gorai (Bursar II), Department of Physics
Mr. Rakesh Dangil
4. Nominees from Local Society
Prof. K. Boipai, Ex Prof-incharge, TATA College (Social Worker)
Sri Ghanshyam Gagrai, Ex senior Manager, Bank of Baroda (Social Worker)
Raj Madeshiya, TATA College (Student)
5. Nominee from the University
Dr. K. N. Pradhan, CCDC, Kolhan University
Dr. Brajesh Kumar, Department of Chemistry
Operational Features of the IQAC
Quality assurance is a by-product 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 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 broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adapt them to their specific needs.
As per the mandate of University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, IQAC submits the self-reviewed progress report annually to the NAAC, detailing the tangible results achieved in key areas which are specifically identified by the IQAC in the beginning of the academic year by devising a perspective plan. The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) is the outcome of the perspective plan of the IQAC.
The institutions need to submit yearly the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to NAAC by end of academic session every year positively and AQAR may be the part of the Annual Report. A functional IQAC and timely submission of 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 as quality sustenance initiatives undertaken by them.
During the institutional visit, the IQAC members interact with the NAAC’s peer team to apprise them about the progress, functioning as well quality improvement initiatives undertaken by the college.