A role of Iqac: Quality assurance, sustenance and enhancement in higher education
Dr. L Malleswara Rao, J Rama Mohan, Dr. APV Appa Rao, P Rama Krishna Rao, K Ramnarayana, Ch. Sundar Singh
Education is the process of intellectual development of individuals. Higher education in any country requires two types of efficiency viz. internal efficiency and external efficiency. Quality is defined in terms of excellence, perfection, standards and competencies for work, consistency and relevance. Quality and excellence should be the vision of every higher education institution. Acquisition and enhancement of quality is the great challenge faced by almost all higher education institutions. IQAC is the totally of systems, resources and information devoted to setting up, maintaining and improving the overall quality and standards of an institution. Quality assurance and enhancement is the continuous process, for which Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) may be constituted in every accredited college. Brainstorming is one of the most fundamental processes of generating ideas and solutions for problem solving. Benchmarking in education is a relatively new concept and can bring huge benefits in terms of continuous improvement of quality. The IQAC has been constantly involved in the management and maintaining the quality of education. Thus, IQAC of is an importance and effective and efficient coordination and monitoring mechanism.