Panchur College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta

About IQAC

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Panchur College

  • Maintaining the momentum of quality consciousness is crucial in Colleges.
  • Internal Quality AssuranceCell, in fact, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level.
  • The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the colleges.
  • The IQAC may channelise and systematise the efforts and measures of an institution towards academicexcellence. It should not be yet another hierarchical structure or record-keeping exercise in theinstitution; it would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution.
  • The IQAC isa driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies andenhance quality.

Goals of the IQAC

  • To develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action toimprove the academic and administrative performance of the College
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement throughinternationalisation of quality culture and institutionalisation of best practices

The IQAC has the following functions

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic andadministrative activities of the College;
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for quality education andfaculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teachingand learning process;
  • Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on qualityrelated institutional processes;
  • Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education;
  • Organisation of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes andpromotion of quality circles;
  • Documentation of the various programmes/activities of the College, leading to qualityimprovement;
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the college for coordinating quality-related activities, includingadoption and dissemination of good practices
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose ofmaintaining / enhancing the institutional quality;
  • Development of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the College based on thequality parameters/assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body (likeNAAC, NBA, AB) in the prescribed format;
  • Bi-annual development of Quality Radars (QRs) and Ranking of Integral Unity of Colleges basedon the AQAR;
  • Interaction with SQACs in the pre and post accreditation quality assessment, sustenance andenhancement endeavours.

Benefits of the IQAC

  • Ensure heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards qualityenhancement;
  • Ensure internalisation of the quality culture;
  • Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the college and goodpractices;
  • Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning;
  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in the Colleges
  • Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

As per GB meeting 10.04.2019 and the Teacher’s Council meeting 30.04.2019, the Panchur College IQAC was formed for the year 2019 – 20.

  1. Prof. Prasanta Mahato: External Member
  2. Mr. Asikul Alam Fakir: GB Representative<
  3. Dr. Lopamudra Bandyopadhyay: Co-ordinator
  4. Prof. Sandip Biswas and Prof. Tarun Kanti Haldar: Deputy Co-ordinators
  5. Members: Prof. Sarmistha Maiti, Dr. Abhijit Barman, Dr. Arpitasree Narayan, Prof. Sayantani Bhattacharya, Ms. Sabina Sultana.
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