Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC):
Dr. M. SAHITHULLAH, M.E., Ph.D
Based on the NAAC guidelines, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was constituted by the Principal in March 2017. Subsequently, as an initiative to strengthen Quality Management System at Er. Perumal Manimekalai College of Engineering, Principal initiated the formation of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been formulated as a body to facilitate better planning and implementation in quality related academic matters. Few Senior Professors, Administrative Officers and Teachers have been nominated to the IQAC. The IQAC meets periodically to discuss and recommend plans for strengthening the following criteria as stipulated by the NAAC.
1. Curricular Aspects
2. Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
3. Research, Innovations and Extension
4. Infrastructure and Learning Resources
5. Student Support and Progression
6. Governance, Leadership and Management
7. Institutional Values and Best Practices
The members of the IQAC are divided into various teams and each team is assigned with a specific criterion. The team members are expected to analyze the existing practices followed in the institute (related to their criteria) and give presentations suggesting ideas/measures which would improve that particular criterion. Such presentations will result in discussions leading to certain decisions/recommendations.
The outcomes of the IQAC meeting are taken, where each proposed items are carefully reviewed and policies are formulated. Implementation of some of the policies/decisions that require top management involvement will be directly handled by the Principal. Other approved policies will be placed in the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) which inturn will use ISO as a tool to develop the action plan to implement and monitor the same. The feedback will be communicated back to the IQAC to ensure the closed loop functioning. The status of the recommendations / decisions taken in the IQAC meetings are furnished timely and the same will be placed before the next IQAC meeting for its review and assess the progress.