The National Assessment and Accreditation Council advocated the establishment of Internal Quality assurance Cell (IQAC) by all the institutions. Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore was established in the year 2007. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Institution was established in Academic year 2017-18, as the quality sustenance activity.
IQAC has developed the perspective plan to ensure the quality in tune with the vision and mission of the institute. The IQAC meetings are held regularly. The IQAC is entrusted with question papers scrutiny as one of key focusarens. Faculty opinions and suggestion is given due weightage through their participation in various committees like grievance redressal, disciplinary, anti-ragging, examination, placement, institute-infrastructure to ensure the value addition and holistic development of the students. Class representatives’ meetings are held twice in a semester to brief the students on important decisions of the council and consider their suggestions to address the grievances. HoDs meeting and faculty meetings are held regularly to discuss academic issues by taking everyone into confidence in all the important academic decisions.
The IQAC plans, guides and monitors Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the Institution. The main task of the IQAC is to channelize the efforts and measures of the Institution towards maintaining academic excellence and robust internal governance.
The primary aim of IQAC is:
• To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
• To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
IQAC cell at Cambridge Institute of Technology was established in 2016 and actively involved in the Quality Enhancement process of the Institution.
IQAC may be constituted in every institution under chairmanship of the Head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representative of local management and stakeholders.
The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution.
2. A few senior administrative officers.
3. Three to eight teachers.
4. One member from the Management.
5. One/Two nominees from local society, Students and Alumni.
6. One/Two nominees from Employers/Industrialists/stakeholders.
7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQAC.
To establish and effectively implement a robust quality system encompassing teaching, research, consultancy, continued education and also focus on the core and support functions to ensure accountability to stake holders through self-evaluation and continuous improvement.
In accordance with the NAAC guidelines, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in 2009 to initiate, monitor, evaluate and report on relevant measures to upgrade the quality of teaching, learning, evaluation and research initiatives in the campus. The Centre for Academic Excellence was created to conduct faculty development programmes. The internal quality assurance cell, the centre for academic excellence took care of continually upgrading the texture of quality in the campus, in keeping with the vision and mission of the management crafted on the basis of inputs from stakeholders.
IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the HEIs (Higher Education Institutions). IQAC may channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.
The primary aim of IQAC is
1 To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
2 To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
3 To design, develop and implement appropriate Quality Processes & Procedures for the academic and administrative activities of the Institution in consultation with all the concerned members.
4 To identify and train a group of internal quality monitoring members to monitor the effective implementation of the quality system procedures.
Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are
1 Development and use of quality benchmarks various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
2 Facilitating 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 Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.
4 Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes to fill the gap developed during non-attainment of course. Documentation of the various programmes / activities leading to quality improvement.
5 To obtain feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
6 Enhance Industry Institute partnerships and have internships.
7 Soft skills will be arranged and motivational talks will be conducted and the same will be verified.
The benefits of IQAC is
1 Ensure the intense level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement.
2 Ensure internalization of the quality culture.
3 Ensure enhancement and integration among the various activities of the Institution/ University and institutionalize good practices.
4 Provide a sound basis for decision-making to improve institutional functioning.
5 Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in the Institution/ University.
6 Build an organized methodology of documentation and internal communication.
The process of scrutiny for these Question Papers should be carried out as follows:
1. Scrutiny Level 1 – Should happen at department level. The scrutiny team comprises of HOD and senior professors of the department (semester wise at least 4 members must be present for scrutiny).
2. Scrutiny Level 2 – Will happen in a centralized pattern. The members of scrutiny team comprises of Principal and all heads of the department who should present themselves for carrying out all such scrutiny at designated venue and time, as per the schedule mentioned below.
1. Scrutiny Level 1 should be completed at least one week prior to actual commencement of Internal Assessment Test.
2. Scrutiny Level 2 should be completed at least 3 days before actual commencement of Internal Assessment Test.
3. Number of questions repeated in both the sets should not exceed 25% (Every effort be made to avoid repetition of questions).
4. Schedule preparation for department level scrutiny is the responsibility of concerned department HODs.
Committees - IQAC:
1 Ensuring timely, efficient, and progressive performance of academic, administrative, and financial tasks.
2 Quality of academic and research programmes.
3 Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
4 The primary aim of IQAC is To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
IQAC Academic Committee
Academic Monitoring Committee
Dr Shashikumar D R
Performance Assessment & Analysis Committee(PAAC)
Dr Shashikumar D R
Dr Shashikumar D R
Prof Kanthraju C
Academic Audit Committee
HODs, Dept. NBA Coordinators, Dept, NAAC Coordinators, Prof. Vinayaka S P –NAAC Convenor
Dr Basavaraj C
Ms Usha rani
IQAC Administration Committee
Prof Janardhan Singh(CSE)
Prof Bharani B R(ISE)
Dr Ramesh T(BS)
Prof Raghunath Reddy(ECE)
Prof Mohan Das(EEE)
Prof Vinay Kumar(CV)
Sports, Recreation Cell
Website Maintenance and Up gradation Cell.
Budget & Purchase Committee
Institute Infrastructure Development Cell (IIDC) & Campus Maintenance cell/ Medical center/ Gardening & Plant Management Cell
Hostel Warden (Boys & Girls)
Prof Krishna Kumar
Prof Sudhakar (BS)
Prof Sunil Kumar(MCA)
Dr Muralidhar Reddy(MBA)
Prof Shilpa V(CSE)
Prof Kavya (ECE)
Grievance Redressal Cell/ Women Welfare Cell
Prof Mohan Das
Prof Priyadarshini M
Waste Disposal Management Cell
Prof Santosh (MBA)
Dr Ramesh T
Prof Vimala Devi
Alumni Interaction Cell
Prof Pankaja K
Dr Suneelkumar N Kulkarni(HOD ME)
Dr Muralidhar Reddy(MBA)
Old Equipment Disposal Cell
All the Instructors and foremen of all the departments
Institutional Social Responsibility / Community Service Cell
Prof Krishna Kumar P R
Campus Security Cell
Industry Institute Interaction Cell
Prof Arun Kumar(ME)
NSS & AICTE Activity Cell
Dr. Ravishankar(CHE), Prof Srinivasalu(ECE)
Backward Community Cell
Prof Padmavathy(CHE), Prof Yashodha(PHY)