Internal Quality Assurance Cell

 

 

About IQAC

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.
  • The relevance and quality of academic and 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 evaluation procedures.
  • 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

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

  • 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.
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education.
  • 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.
  • Development of Quality Culture in the institution.
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

Benefits

IQAC will facilitate / contribute

  • Ensure heightened level of 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; e) Build an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication.

Quality Policy

KSRM is committed to achieve excellence in Teaching, Research and Consultancy

  • By Imparting truly Global Focused Education.
  • By Creating World Class Professionals.
  • By Establishing Synergic Relationships with Research hub and Society
  • By Developing State-of-art-Infrastructure and Well Endowed Faculty
  • By Imparting Knowledge Through Team Work and Incessant Effort

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council advocate the establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) by all the accredited institutions as a post accreditation quality sustenance activity. After the first assessment, where in the college was accredited at the B level & Intuitional score of 70%. IQAC was established on 18-01-2012. Norms and guidelines of NAAC were followed while constituting the IQAC. It consists of representative of all stake holders as its members. The Dean Academcis & Examinations is the Chairperson of IQAC, while a senior Professor is a coordinator. Teachers, expert members and representative of all stake holders are its members.

The primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. With the following mission the IQAC of Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences (Autonomous) started functioning:

Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activates of the institution. Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education. Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotions of quality circles. Documentation of the various programme/activities leading to quality improvement. One of the most important works of the IQAC is also the consistent preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on various quality parameters.

 

IQAC Members

1

Prof. V. S. S. Murthy

Principal

Chairperson

2

Prof. M. V. Narayana

Prof. in ECE Dept.

Member

3

Prof. D. Ravikanth

Prof. in ME Dept.

Member

4

Dr. I. Sreevani

Asso. Prof. and Head of the Chemistry Dept.

Member

5

Prof. G. Sreenivasa Reddy

Head of CE Dept.

Member

6

Sri M. Bhaskar Reddy

Asso. Prof. in EEE Dept.

Member

7

Prof. V. Lokeswar Reddy

Prof. in CSE Dept.

Member

8

Sri R. Rama Krishna Reddy

Asso. Prof. in ME Dept.

Member

9

Sri P. J. Rama Sudbba reddy

MPHEO, Parent

Member

10

Smt. T. Mamatha

CEO, ICDS, Parent

Member

11

Sri N. Srikumar

Alumni

Member

12

Sri Harikishore reddy

Industrialist

Member

13

Sri G. V. Sesha Reddy

Industrialist

Member

14

Kum. P. Hemalatha

Student

Member

15

Mr. V. S. S. Sai

Student

Member

16

Sri K. Subbareddy

Steno, Pa to Principal

Member

17

Sri K. V.  Subba Reddy

Jr. Asst., Exam Section

Member

18

Sri O. Peethambara Reddy

Clerk, ME Dept.

Member

19

Sri. K. Madanmohan Reddy

Management representative

Member

20

Prof. B. Anuradha

Head of ECE, SVU External Expert

Member

21

Prof. G. Hemalatha

Prof. in ECE Dept.

coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Practices

3.1 . Promotion of  research and facilities:
While doing significant innovations in the Teaching – Learning process using Academic Autonomy, the faculty at K.S.R.M College of engineering kadapa  are also active in evolving the research culture at the institute.  Our relentless effort is always to foster research to contribute towards societal benefits. We have established a Research Forum, which consists of faculty actively pursuing research and our Ph.D. and M Tech students.  The forum has a well established mechanism through which all R&D activities are promoted, encouraged and appraised.

The Research Forum implements wide ranging activities such as promoting applied and basic research, technology development, establishing centers of excellence, honing and cultivating appropriate research skills within faculty by deputing for Ph.D. studies, Conferences, Workshops and Short Term Training Programs (STTPs), promoting faculties to submit research proposals for different funding agencies  like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Council for scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), etc.
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Research Forum Activities
We have total 299 faculty members out of which 54 are Ph.D. holders and more than 20 are pursuing their Ph.D.s. We have Ph.D. research center at our institute, civil engineering, Computer Sciences, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Ph,D. scholars. We also have M. Tech program at all 5 departments and have total of 100 M. Tech students. This together forms our research workforce.
Research Work Force
We have established a research steering committee which consists of honorable director as the chairman, professor R&D and Industry Relations as the member secretary and a representation from every department (a faculty actively pursuing research). The main tasks of this steering committee are as follows:

  • Identification of major research areas within the domains of study in the respective departments.
  • Formulation and implementation of Research Policies such as research appraisal policy, research quality policy, conference and training deputation policy, VIT research grant policy, research funds utilization policy, internal revenue sharing policy, etc.
  • Identification of training needs of faculty to strengthen the R&D culture.
  • Setting up Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the department level, for managing industrial collaboration and agreements and further, leveraging on consultancy work.
  • Developing linkages with national and international institutions for R&D.
  • Motivating faculty for applying for research grants from national, international and private funding agencies, Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.
  • Developing Centers of Excellence at various departments.
  • Organizing conferences, workshops, seminars and other research oriented events.
  • Defining ISO procedures for departmental research data collection, Training need identification, deputation and feedback.  

Research Steering Committee
Every department has identified their thrust areas in which majority of the faculty members are pursuing their research. These areas further become the key selling points for the departments. 
Research Thrust Areas of the Department
Apart from these thrust areas, which are specific to the individual departments, the institute facilitates an interdisciplinary learning environment to the faculty and students, by offering open electives, professional and skill development through inter and intra - departmental courses. The institute also encourages the UG students to be a part of R&D projects by offering compulsory mini projects in every semester, a three stage major project, PG research projects and Ph.D. projects, etc. Institute faculty is actively involved in guiding such projects so as to offer project based learning environment.

 

To promote research amongst the faculty and students the institute has started with following initiatives:

  • Developing the departmental centre of excellence activities also strengthens the R&D activity.
  • Offering and conducting interdisciplinary workshops, seminars, training programs, and expert lectures for faculty and students

 

  • Taking initiatives to establish collaborative relations with national, international and private research institutions.

 

  • Setting up Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to help faculty interact with industry, present their work and projects, get their projects commercialized, fetch consultancy work or finding student internship opportunities.
  • Having a mentor from reputed institutes like IIT, to guide faculty for their research work.

 

  • Providing incentives, awards for excellent performance in research related activities such as fetching research grants, having consultancy projects, publishing high quality journal / conference publications, etc.
  • Establishing research-based faculty appraisal policy.

 

  • Setting up liaisons at various government and non-government agencies to facilitate the smooth conduction of application procedures and maximizing the probability of success to fetch research grant.
  • Developing IPR cell providing sponsorships to help faculty file patents and commercialize them.
  • Deputing faculty for training relevant to their research and teaching areas.

 

  • Developing incubation centre to encourage entrepreneurship activities and providing a fertile ground for students and faculty to cultivate new research ideas, developing prototypes, getting seed funding from investors to help them realize their dream products.

Contact for more details Coordinator

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

K.S.R.M.College of Engineering (Autonomous)

 latha.g@ksrmce.ac.in

ksrmcengg@yahoo.co.in

+91 94400 04404