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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the university level.  The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the university with the following composition:

1.

Prof. S. Ramachandram

Vice-Chancellor, OU.

Chairman

2.

Prof. Ch. Gopal Reddy

Registrar, OU.

Member

 

3.

The Officer on Special Duty to VC, OU.

Member
4.

The Dean, Development UGC Affairs, OU.

Member
5.

Prof. V. Shekhar

Principal, Univ. College of Commerce & Bus. Mgmt, OU.

Member
6.

Prof. S. V. Suryanarayana

Prof. of Physics(Retired), UCS, OU

Member

 

7.

Prof. Syeda Sameen Fatima

Principal, Univ. College of Engineering, OU

Member

 

8.

Prof. C. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy

Chairman, BOS in Physics, OU.

Member

 

9.

Prof. B. Satyanarayana

President, OUTA, OU

Member

 

10.

Prof. G. Prasad

Department of Physics, UCS, OU

Member

 

11.

Prof. V. V. Basava Rao

Department of Technology, UCT, OU

Member

12.

Dr. G. Kumaraswamy

Scientist - F, CSIR - IICT, Hyd.

Member

13.

Sri Shashidhar Reddy

Manager (HR), Infosys, TS & AP.

Member

 

14.

Dr. U. V. B. Reddy

Prof. of Applied Geochemistry (Retired), UCS, OU

Member

 

15.

Prof. R. Limbadri

Department of Public Administration, UCA & SS, OU

Member

 

16.

Prof. A. Ramakrishna

Dean, Faculty of Education, OU.

Member

 

17.

Dr. D. Vijay Kumar

Founder Director, Indus Universal School and

General Secretary, Alumni Association, UCE, OU.

Member

 

18.

The Finance Officer

Osmania University.

Member

 

19.

Dr. C. Srinivasulu

Coordinator, IQAC, OU.

Member

 

20.

Prof. Sriram Venkatesh

Director, IQAC, OU.

Member Secretary

 

To channelise and systematise the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence

 

 

AIMS


1.

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

2.

To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS


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

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Ensure internalization of the quality culture;

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Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices;

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

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Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;

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Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

FUNCTIONS


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Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;

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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;

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Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

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Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;

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Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;

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Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;

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Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices

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Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;

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Development of Quality Culture in the institution;

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Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

 

STRATEGIES


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Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;

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The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes;

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Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society;

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Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;

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The credibility of evaluation procedures;

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Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;

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Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad

 

 

FOLLOW UP


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The AQAR shall be approved by the statutory bodies of the University for the Follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.

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The University shall regularly submit the AQARs to the NAAC/other accreditation bodies.  The Colleges shall regularly submit their AQARs to the affiliating University, state level quality assurance bodies, NAAC / other accreditation bodies.

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The University shall submit AQARs and/or Quality Radars (QRs) and follow up reports of AQARs to the UGC as and when called for.

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The IQAC must create its exclusive window on its institutional website, to regularly report on its activities, as well as for hosting the AQAR.

 


2011 Osmania University
Contact us at: mailto:iqac@osmania.ac.in ; First Floor, Library Building, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007
Telephone: 040-64526622; Tele FAX: 040-2709 1515 Website : http://www.osmania.ac.in/iqac