As per the guidelines of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore, Amritsar College of Engineering & Technology (ACET) established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in the campus. The motive of this IQAC in ACET is to plan, guide and monitor the Quality Enhancement (QE) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities of college. IQAC systematize and channelize the ACET’s measures and efforts towards academic excellence.
Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC became a part of the ACET’s system and work towards realization of the ACET’s 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, IQAC helps to channelize the efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic academic excellence in the college.
Vision of Establishing an IQAC
To ensure quality culture as the prime concern of ACET through institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.
Objectives of IQAC at ACET
To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of ACET.
To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practic.
IQAC at ACET shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes.
Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.
Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
The credibility of assessment and evaluation process.
Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services.
Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
Functions of IQAC at ACET
Development and application of quality benchmarks.
Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of ACET
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.
Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders.
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 ACET for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices.
Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality.
Periodical conduct of academic and administrative audit and its follow-up.
Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.
Contribution (Benefits) of IQAC
IQAC is facilitating / contributing to Ensure clarity and focus in ACET functioning towards quality enhancement.
Ensure internalization of the quality culture at ACET.
Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the ACET and institutionalize all 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.
Outcomes of Quality (IQAC) Activities at ACET
AICTE Approval for professional courses
UGC Graded Autonomy status
Media Coverage to ACET Initiatives
Feedback from stakeholders
Curriculum for Applied Learning
Promoting Technology Enhanced Learning - MOOC initiatives
Annual Quality Assurance Reports submission to NAAC