As per the guidelines of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is a mandatory requirement for higher education institutions to put sufficient quality assurance mechanisms in terms of strategies, procedures that ensure quality inputs and finally quality outputs. It is a cell ensuring the quality of academic and administrative processing of the University and works on evolving strategies to eliminate insufficiencies of the system to enhance quality through scheduled auditing the system by internal experts of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The schedule of the IQAC audit is informed well in advance to the deans and coordinators of each school. The verification team audits thoroughly by going through each and every document of the school. This enables the department to assess itself and ensure quality improvement. All the documents are verified according to the checklist prepared by IQAC. The recommended suggestions and updates are carried out and they are verified by the same verification team.

Vision of IQAC GD Goenka University

To ensure quality enhancement and sustenance in academics and administration for holistic development of the stakeholders.

Mission of IQAC GD Goenka University
  • Promote systematic evaluation and improvement in teaching, learning and research
  • Ensure periodic administrative audit for strong governance and compliance
  • Encourage constant technology upgradation in academics and administration
  • Conduct quality-related workshops and training programmes
  • Engage with institutions, industry and communities for quality initiatives
  • Align the quality initiatives with the sustainable development goals on quality education

The strategies, functions and benefits of IQAC as given by NAAC are mentioned as follows

    IQAC 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
  • 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 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
    Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution
  • 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
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education
  • 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 the Institution 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
  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC
    IQAC will facilitate/contribute:
  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture
  • Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution 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 organised methodology of documentation and internal communication