Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Introduction

In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post accreditation period, institutions need to channelize its efforts and measures towards promoting the holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.

The work of the IQAC is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation in all the constituents of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or a recordkeeping exercise in the institution. It will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. It has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality enhancement by working out planned interventionist strategies by IQAC to remove deficiencies and enhance quality like the “Quality Circles” in industries.

Vision of IQAC:

To ensure quality culture as the prime concern for the Higher Education Institutions through Institutionalizing and internalizing all the initiatives taken with internal and external support.

Objective

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.

Strategies:

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for

  • Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks;
  • Relevant and quality academic/research programmes
  • Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning;
  • The credibility of assessment and evaluation process
  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;
  • Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad

Functions:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks
  • Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution
  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality related institutional processes
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders
  • Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
  • Documentation of the various programmes/ activities leading to quality improvement
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, Including adoption and dissemination of best practices
  • Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC

Benefits:

IQAC will facilitate / contribute to:

  • Ensure clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement;
  • Ensure internalization of the quality culture
  • Ensure enhancement and coordination among various activities of the institution and institutionalize all good practices
  • Provide a sound basis for decision- making to improve institutional functioning
  • Act as a dynamic system for quality changes in HEIs;
  • Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication

Composition of the IQAC

IQAC is constituted under the Chairmanship of the Head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholders.

The composition of the IQAC is as follows:

  1. Chairperson: Head of the Institution
  2. Teachers to represent all level (Three to eight)
  3. One member from the Management
  4. Few Senior administrative officers
  5. One nominee each from local society Students and Alumni
  6. One nominee each from Employers /Industrialists/Stakeholders
  7. One of the senior teachers as the coordinator/Director of the IQA

IQAC for 2019-2020

Sl.

Name

Designation

1

Dr. M S Raviprakasha, Principal

Chairperson

Management Representative

2

Smt. Kannika Parameshwara, Trustee - SSES

Member

Special Invitee

3

Dr. M Z Kurian, Registrar, SSAHE

Member

4

Sri K Satish Chandra Babu, Accounts Officer

Member

5

Sri Khalandar Pasha, Asst. Administrative Officer

Member

Senior Administrative Officers

6

Dr. M Siddappa, Dean (Academics), Prof. and HoD of CSE

Member

7

Dr. K Karunakara, Dean (Exams), Prof. and HoD of ISE

Member

8

Dr. T R Chandrashekhar, Dean (Student Welfare)
Prof. and HoD of MLE

Member

Teachers’ Representatives

9

Dr. T V Mallesha, Prof. and HoD of Civil Engg.

Member

10

Prof. T S Bharath Kumar, Professor, Dept. of ECE

Member

11

Dr. S N Lakshminarasimhan, Prof. and HoD of IEM

Member

12

Dr. L Sanjeev Kumar, Professor and HoD of EEE

Member

13

Dr. R Harish Kumar, Prof. and HoD of Mechanical Engg.

Member

14

Dr. K B Shivakumar, Prof. and HoD of TCE

Member

15

Dr. B P Mallikarjuna Swamy, Prof. and HoD of Mathematics

Member

16

Dr. M S Rudresha, Asso. Prof. and HoD of Physics

Member

17

Dr. Sunil K, Asso. Prof. and HoD of Chemistry

Member

18

Dr. D Ramesh, Prof. and HoD  of  MCA

Member

19

Dr. Ashok Mehatha, Professor, Dept. of IE&M

Member

20

Prof. S R Ramesh, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg.

Member

Students’ Representative

21

Nitin Gujjar, VIII Sem. BE (E&EE)

Member

Parents’ Representative

22

Er. Nagendra, Superintending Engineer
Smart City Project-Tumakuru

Member

Employers’ Representative

23

Er. D V Shivanand, Universal Power Controls, Tumakuru

Member

Alumni Representative

24

Prof. M N Renukaradhya, Deputy Director, Principal Grade-I
Govt. ITI, Tiptur

Member

25

Er, C K Gowrishankar, Scientist, ISRO, Bengaluru

Member

IQAC Office

26

Dr. B S Ravikiran, Asso. Professor, Dept. of IE&M

Coordinator

27

Dr. V Raviram, Asso. Professor, Dept. of CS&E

Coordinator

28

Prof. Pradeep N, Asst. Professor, Dept. of EEE

Coordinator

29

Prof. L Dinesha, Asst. Professor, Dept. of CSE

Coordinator

30

Dr. R Prakash, Professor, Dept. of IEM

Director and Member Secretary

Dr. H M Gangadharaiah Extramural Lecture Series

Preamble: Extramural lectures aim to expose staff and students on which are beyond their curriculum and also provide a platform to interact / exchange ideas with speakers. The importance of extracurricular activities on college campuses is well established. The primary goals of extracurricular activities focus on the individual student level, the institutional level, and the broader community level. These activities exist to compliment the university's academic curriculum and to augment the student's educational experience. Remembering the sacrifice and services of founder of SSES Dr. H M Gangadharaih, an immortal personality in the history of Indian education, IQAC-SSIT is organizing extramural lecture series in his name as Dr. H M Gangadharaiah Extramural Lecture Series.

  1. A talk on “Celebration of International Women’s Day” by Mrs. Fareeda Begum, Mayor, Tumakuru City Corporation, Tumakuru was organized on 13/03/2020.
  2. A talk on “IT Industry 2020: Technology Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” by Dr. M S Gopinatha Magge, Principal Infrastructure Architect Global Advanced Technical Services Siemens Digital Industries Software, Bengaluru was organized on 07/03/2020.
  3. A talk on “Pedagogical Initiatives” by Dr. M S Raviprakasha, Principal, SSIT, Dr. M Siddappa, Dean (Aca) and Dr. K Karunakara Dean (Exams) was organized on 11/01/2020.
  4. A talk on “Engineering Career” by Er. Jag Jagadish, Principal Engineer, BCG Services Cell of Amicability Boston, USA was organized on 09/01/2020.
  5. A talk on “Women Health and Hygiene” by Dr. N P Rashmi, Ashwini Ayurvedic Hospital, Tumkur was organized on 29/11/2019.
  6. Talk on “Quality Assurance, Professional Ethics and Social Concern in Engineering Domain” by Prof. M A Lakshmithathachar, Rashtrapati Awardee, Dean and Chairman of Research, Sri Ramanuja Vidyalaya Pratisthan Melukote and Dr. M S Raviprakasha, Principal, SSIT was organized on 31/10/2019.