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INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL  (IQAC)


Quality Connect 

 

 

IQAC Highlights

2016-17

An agenda of total quality viewpoint has made a profound effect on the institutional perception of qualitative planning and IQAC is always eager to innovate, ideate and implement. In the year 2016 – 17 focus of IQAC was to develop realistic and attainable quality benchmarks for each of the academic and administrative activities. Following is a glimpse of IQAC @ St Ann’s

  • Induction program for freshers and Orientation Programs for 2nd and 3rd year students .
  • Faculty immersion program for new faculty was organised. Prof. L. Sai Kumar, (Ex Dean, IPE) was the resource person.
  • Coordinated/facilitated meetings of Deans, staff – teaching and admin, Various academic and administrative committees, Centres, Exam cell, and Planning and Evaluation committee,BOS, Academic Council and Governing body
  • SQAC installation
  • The college welcomed S Ignatius Suman, Provincial superior, and Dr. Sr. Anthony Mary and Sr. Inyasamma for institutional external audit.
  • Students seminars were organized on Young Woman to Lead Change, Effective communication and Self-Motivation
  • Internal Academic and Administrative Audit was conducted.
  • A National Seminar “Benchmarking practices for Quality Enhancement” was organized. The speakers were Mr. Ponmudiraj, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, Bangalore, Chaya, IQAC Coordinator, S.Nijalingappa College, Bengaluru.
  • Seminar on Public Relations and office Technology for Administrative staff were organized. The speaker were Dr. Ram, Editor, ASCI and Mr. Narayana Murthy, V. Senior Manager, Training & Operations, Bhavitha Foundation.
  • Seminar on Awareness on Health- Post Menopause and Interpersonal Skills & Time Management “for Auxillary staff. The speakers were Prof. T. Srinivas, Academic Coordinator, Ambedkar Open University.
  • IQAC and NCC organized a Five day workshop on life skillsfor students in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Affairs , Chandigarh.
  • Yoga demonstration for entire staff was held.
  • New feedback questionnaires were prepared and data was collected offline and online.
  • Legal aid cell under the patronage of The City Civil Court Legal Services Authority, Hyderabad is in process.
  • College Magazine
  • AQAR and College Annual Report
  • Theme of year was “Citizenship” and year round activities were organised/facilitated
  • It was proposed to give Young Faculty Award and Research Award from the year 2016-17

2015-16

The IQAC facilitated/coordinated/organised the following-

  • Implementation of Autonomy
  • Constitution of statutory bodies and conduct of meetings
  • Curriculum development
  • SQAC Installation
  • Infrastructure updation
  • Faculty development programmes
  • Academic Audit
  • Theme of the year related events
  • Coaching classes for competitive exams
  • Motivating teachers to engage in Research
  • Strengthening of SACRed - Research Centre
  • Integration of ICT with traditional teaching pedagogy
  • Orientation Induction programs programs for students
  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses and Co-curricular activities
  • One year / 6 weeks Student Exchange programme at US
  • External Audit and Internal Audit
  • Coffee with Coordinator
  • Academic Council and Governing Body meetings
  • Hands on workshop on ICT usage
  • Lecture by prof. Ravindranath , Dean, UGC affairs, Osmania University on CBCS
  • Internal Quality Assurance Cell organised (IQAC) Organized OneDayNationalConferenceon Existence ToExcellenceInHigherEducation-ChangingContextAndGlobalPerspective on 18thMarch,2016
  • Theme of year was “Skill Development” and year round activities were organised/facilitated

2014-15

The IQAC facilitated/coordinated/organised the following-

  • Preparation for Autonomy
  • Curriculum development
  • ICT Infrastructure updation
  • SQAC Installation
  • Autonomy team visit
  • Internal and External Academic Audit
  • Faculty Development programmes
  • Orientation program
  • Students Seminars
  • Women’s Day Celebrations
  • Extended ICT use in class room teaching, Faculty recharge programmes, Intra college events, celebration of special days.
  • Research Methodology Seminar
  • 70 Guest lectures , 22 workshops and training programmes
  • ATwo day National workshop on "Pedagogy in Transition : Changing Classroom Dynamics"organized by IQAC on 19th& 20th March 2015
  • UGC expert team for conferment of fresh autonomous status visited the college in August 2014.
  • Exit ,Entry feedback and SAFIRe
  • Theme of year was “Innovation ” and year round activities were organised/facilitated

2013-14

IQAC is instrumental in planning and implementation of various academic enrichment activities which help to enhance the quality of education. The representatives from industry and academia on the IQAC lend their expertise and experience, provide direction to quality initiatives. The main functions of IQAC are

  • A nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.
  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters in various activities of the institution.
  • Dissemination of information on quality aspects.
  • Organization of discussions, workshops, seminars and promotion of quality circles.
  • Recording and monitoring quality measures of the institution.

Activities for the year 2013-14:

  • Orientation program for Students
  • New faculty immersion program
  • Oriented faculty to integrate more of ICT in regular stream by organizing workshop
  • Institutional preparation for Autonomy
  • Conducted Academic audit by both Internal & External members
  • Faculty development programs
  • Women’s Day Celebrations and Shreyasi Award
  • National seminar on e-content content development on 19th&20th March, 2014, the resource persons were SandhyaKode, IIIT, Prof., Vasuki, UOH, Mr. M. Kumar CDac. Dr. Misra, New Delhi

  • Theme of year was “Youth for Change” and year round activities were organised/facilitated
  • Preparation for Autonomy ‘Autonomy – Perspective and Plans’ on 19th October 2013 by Dr. ShymalaKanakarajan, Vice Principal, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
  • Autonomy and its implications on 16th November 2013 by Dr. Chitralekha Ramachandran, Dean, Academics, Dept. of Biotechnology

2012-13

  • NAAC Peer team visit

The NAAC peer team visited the college from 13th to 15th Sep. 2012 and interacted with all the faculty members, administrative and support staff, Parents and Alumni, IQAC members. They visited all the departments, centers, cells, clubs and other facilities. Recognizing the vision, plan, processes and performance the college was awarded an “A” grade with CGPA of 3.41in Jan 2013.

  • A Faculty level seminar was organized by IQAC on 16th March, 2013 to acquaint all the staff with the methodology, processes, strengths and associated problems regarding autonomy.
  • Seminar for Faculty on ‘Autonomy – Perspective and Plans’ March 16th, 2013
  • Theme of year was “wellness” and year round activities were organised/facilitated
  • UNESCO workshop on“ Bioethics, Biodiversity and Making A Repository of Ethical World Views of Nature “
  • Abdul Kalam’s visit –
  • The students and faculty members attended a lecture “I am born with wings” by former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on 30th July 2012
  • A seminar titled ‘Our Tomorrow’‘Career Opportunities’‘Positive thinking and Skin & Hair care was conducted for all final year students belonging to life science stream s on 21st July, 2012. The resource person was Dr. Ratnakar, Mr. GopiPidatala, CEO, Oliva Hospitals and Ms. Rajitha, Dermatologist, OlivaHospitals .
  • A UGC sponsored 2 day state level workshopon “ Recombinant DNA Technology-Cutting edge in Life Sciences was organised