• IQAC,SNS,College Katni MP


IQAC at SNS College, Katni, is committed to fostering a culture of quality enhancement, continuous improvement, and accountability in all aspects of institutional functioning, in adherence to the standards set by NAAC. Through its proactive approach and collaborative efforts, IQAC contributes significantly to the overall development and accreditation readiness of the institution.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at SNS College, Katni, plays a pivotal role in ensuring and enhancing the quality of education and overall institutional performance. Here's a detailed description of IQAC and its functioning in alignment with the standards set by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India:

  1. Purpose and Objectives:

    • The primary objective of IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the institution.
    • It works towards promoting measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.
  2. Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Development and Application of Quality Benchmarks: IQAC develops and applies quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
    • Facilitating Quality Improvement: It facilitates the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and ensures the adequacy, maintenance, and functioning of the support structure and services.
    • Documentation of Best Practices: IQAC documents various activities leading to quality improvement and quality assurance in the institution. It also organizes workshops, seminars, and training programs for faculty and staff to share and adopt best practices.
    • Conducting Internal Academic Audits: Regular internal academic audits are conducted by IQAC to assess the quality and effectiveness of academic programs, teaching-learning processes, and assessment methods.
    • Feedback Mechanism: It establishes a feedback mechanism from students, parents, and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes. Feedback is collected, analyzed, and used for continuous improvement.
    • Preparation for Accreditation: IQAC prepares the institution for accreditation by NAAC. It ensures compliance with NAAC criteria, prepares the Self-Study Report (SSR), and coordinates with external peer reviewers during the accreditation process.
    • Monitoring Quality Parameters: IQAC monitors the implementation of quality initiatives, action plans, and outcomes. It evaluates the effectiveness of quality improvement measures and suggests corrective actions when necessary.
    • Promoting Research and Innovation: IQAC encourages research and innovation activities among faculty and students. It provides support for research projects, patents, publications, and collaborations with industries and research organizations.
    • Community Engagement: IQAC promotes community engagement activities such as outreach programs, extension activities, and social responsibility initiatives to bridge the gap between the institution and society.
  3. Alignment with NAAC Standards:

    • Criterion I: Curricular Aspects: IQAC ensures the relevance, flexibility, and currency of curricular offerings. It facilitates curriculum development, review, and revision to align with changing societal needs and global trends.
    • Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation: IQAC monitors the effectiveness of teaching-learning processes, student assessment methods, and feedback mechanisms. It promotes learner-centric approaches and faculty development programs to enhance teaching quality.
    • Criterion III: Research, Consultancy, and Extension: IQAC fosters a research culture within the institution by encouraging faculty and student research projects. It facilitates consultancy services and promotes extension activities for societal development.
    • Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources: IQAC ensures the adequacy and maintenance of infrastructure facilities, laboratories, libraries, and ICT resources. It conducts regular audits to assess infrastructure quality and address deficiencies.
    • Criterion V: Student Support and Progression: IQAC facilitates student support services such as counseling, career guidance, and placement assistance. It monitors student progression, retention, and success rates to ensure holistic development.
    • Criterion VI: Governance, Leadership, and Management: IQAC promotes transparent and participative governance processes. It ensures effective leadership, strategic planning, financial management, and accountability mechanisms in line with institutional goals.
    • Criterion VII: Innovations and Best Practices: IQAC documents and disseminates innovative practices and best practices adopted by the institution. It encourages continuous improvement and benchmarking with national and international standards.