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ROLE OF IQAC

The University Grants Commission (UGC), India has made a policy decision to direct all Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and to provide seed financial assistance for the same. It has also issued Guidelines for the establishment and monitoring of IQACs. Maintaining the momentum of quality consciousness is crucial in HEIs. IQAC, an internal quality assurance mechanism of the institution, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level. Every HEI should have an internal quality assurance system, with appropriate structure and processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders. The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the HEIs. The IQAC may channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It should not be yet another hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in the institution; it would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The IQAC should become a driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.

STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION OF IQAC:

According to the UGC Guidelines, the IQAC shall be constituted under the chairmanship of the head of the HEI. He/She may be assisted by a Coordinator who shall be a senior faculty member. The IQAC shall have the following composition:

  • Head of the HEI - Chairperson;
  • Five senior teachers
  • One senior administrative official - Members;
  • Two external experts on Quality Management/Industry/Local Community – Members/li>
  • Director/Coordinator of IQAC - Member Secretary.

The senior teachers and administrative official shall be nominated by the Head of the HEI in consultation with the academic body of the HEI Academic Committee of a College. The membership of such nominated members shall be for a period of two years. The IQAC should meet at least once in a quarter. The quorum for the meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members. The agenda, minutes and Action Taken Reports are to be documented with official signatures and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.

OBJECTIVES - IQAC WILL FACILITATE / CONTRIBUTE
  • To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitate internalization of the quality culture
  • To the enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize many good practices
  • To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning
  • To better internal communication
  • To assure all the stakeholders the accountability of the institution for its own quality
STRATEGIES - QAC SHALL EVOLVE MECHANISMS AND PROCEDURES FOR:
  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks
  • The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • The credibility of evaluation procedures
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services
  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad
FUNCTIONS - SOME OF THE FUNCTIONS EXPECTED OF THE IQAC ARE:
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of an institution
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education
  • Organization of workshops, seminars, Panel Discussions on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
  • Documentation of the various activities leading to quality improvement.
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.
INSTITUTIONAL DISTINCTIVENESS

Sri Shanmugha College of Engineering and Technology aims at producing distinct productive engineers with sound subject knowledge and application skills by offering rich ambiance and conducive teaching-learning process. We are committed to rise up to the global standards in the field of education by taking following steps:

  • Emphasizing human values,
  • Equipping with adequate technologies and
  • Offering training for the students to become employable
  • Encouraging our staff members for their continuous learning.
  • Kindling their creativity for becoming the dynamic contributors in the field of       engineering and technology.
  • Promoting self-monitoring and self-evaluation of our functioning
Vision

To be an institute of repute in the field of engineering and technology by implementing the best educational practices akin to global standards for fostering domain knowledge and developing research attitude among students to make them globally competent.

Mission

Achieving excellence in Teaching Learning process using state-of-the-art resources • Extending opportunity to upgrade faculty knowledge and skills • Implementing the best student training practices for requirements of industrial scenario of the state • Motivating faculty and students in research activity for real time application

OBJECTIVES

To provide quality education to the students • To prepare the students for future needs of the respective industries • To impart scientific acumen and promote life-long learning zeal among the students and the staff • To use modern technology keeping in pace with its up-gradation. To enhance the competency of the faculty and comprehension of the students

NEST SOCIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION

The visionaries of Sri Shanmugha College Of Engineering and Technology (SSCET) wanted to make the Institution versatile and unique capable of participating in the process of social transformation and hence they have been focusing on higher education, particularly technical education for all. The education system conceived by SSCET by training students and instilling in them a quest for excellence and innovation with a resolute approach to productivity, global awareness and professional competence have made its indelible mark in the field of higher education. Special education, higher education and technical education are thrust areas of the SSCET, which is committed to promote and propagate quality education on par with international standards. It is our earnest ambition to groom talents and turn them into best quality professionals with high intellectual capabilities and strong moral values. The main motto of SSCET is to address to the cries of the deprived, who are in financial crisis. The association functions to remove poverty in the society. We immensely toil to eliminate the people’s financial crucial stages and mainly focus on empowering the illiterate society. So, we strive to make India a worthy place for all people in spite of caste, creed, race and religion to live with peace and harmony. We care for the need and express the fulfillment of life. Ultimately, we hope that this scheme will continue for the time in immemorial.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG)

A forum consisting of Faculty and Students to enhance knowledge in their specific domain, by involving themselves in mini projects, paper presentations, etc. Each department.The motto of is to identify the interested group of students comprising of five members from each class of every year based on the criteria such as without arrears and evincing special talents and they are given priority for attending any Competitions, Sports, Academic Activities and other Extracurricular Activities etc.

HIGHER EDUCATION CELL

To make the student to realize the prominence of higher studies and train them in their area of interest.In Higher Education cell, students’ interest and potential will be identified by HEC Team which is formed by field specialists with the help of counselors.Accordingly he/she will be guided with their goals for their Higher Education. Guide them the views and benefits on CAT, MAT, GATE, GMAT, and SAT. Career Planning and Decision Making are the most crucial aspects of an individual’s life. It is an important factor that will have a lasting effect on both individual and the community. Human being’s desire is not only getting a job, but also to progress in his/her career. Thus we help each student in realizing his/her ultimate dream by making career decision in a rational manner and in becoming self-sufficient and self-reliant responsible citizens.