Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Gujarat Technological University

Introduction of IQAC

          The University Grants Commission (UGC), established in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education. To monitor standards of the higher educational institutions it has established the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an autonomous body, under section 12 (ccc) of its Act in September 1994. NAAC is entrusted with the task of performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation of Universities and Colleges in the Country. At the instance of NAAC many Universities have established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell 3 (IQAC) as a post accreditation quality sustenance activity. The UGC has recognized this initiative and it has taken a policy decision to direct all Universities to establish IQACs for which it has decided to provide seed financial assistance.
          Hence the Gujarat Technological University has started its Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in the year 2020. The Cell is actively working since 2020 and lot many initiatives were taken by the University to enhancing the Quality standards of University. After the Cell was introduced many best practices were carried out by the University to maximise the Quality Standards of the University.
To develop & review efficient quality enhancement processes in academic and administrative practices of University for achieving the excellence in higher education.
1 To create an academic environment for promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in the University as well as with its Affiliated Institutes.
2 To develop an effective and transparent operations of the University to achieve the goal of good Governance in Academic, Administrative and Financial activities of University.
3 To earn confidence of the different stakeholders of the University by ensuring best practices with transparency, accountability and credibility in accordance with National and International acceptable quality assurance Standards.
Functions and Benefits:
1 Develop and apply quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the University.
2 Facilitate the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process.
3 Arrange feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality- related institutional processes.
4 Disseminate information on various quality parameters of higher education.
5 Organize inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
6 Document the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement.
7 Act as a nodal agency of the University for Coordinating quality-related Activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices
8 Develop and maintain institutional database through Management Information System, for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
9 Develop of Quality Culture in the university.
10 Prepare the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the University based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body. (Like NAAC, NBA, AB) in the prescribed format.
11 Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Integral units of the University based on the AQAR.
12 Interact with SQACs in the pre and post accreditation quality assessment, sustenance and enhancement endeavours.