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The Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) of Arunachal University of Studies was established vide Board of Governors (BoG) F.14.1/AUS-BoG/2021 dated July 16,2021 in accordance with the UGC (ODL&OL) Regulations 2020 dated September 4, 2020. This Centre intends to take care of the quality aspect of diverse activities of the University as directed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and University Grants Commission (UGC). Accordingly, the Centre has been shouldering the responsibility of generating and promoting quality assurance and working out the procedural details.

CENTRE FOR INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE (CIQA)

To ensure quality of programmes being offered in Open & Distance Learning and Online mode, AUS has established Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) to conduct institutional compliances & quality audits and to promote best-in-class quality measures.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance is to develop and put in place a comprehensive and dynamic internal quality assurance system to ensure that programmes in the Open and Distance Learning mode and Online mode being implemented by the University are of acceptable quality and further improved on continuous basis.

FUNCTIONS

The functions of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance include the following:

  • To maintain quality in the services provided to the learners.
  • To undertake self-evaluative and reflective exercises for continual quality improvement in various systems and processes of the University.
  • To contribute in the identification of the key areas in which the University should maintain quality.
  • To devise mechanism to ensure that the quality of Open and Distance Learning programmes and Online programmes matches with the quality of relevant programmes in conventional mode.
  • To devise mechanisms for interaction with and obtaining feedback from all stakeholders.
  • To suggest measures to the authorities of the University for qualitative improvement.
  • To facilitate the implementation of its recommendations through periodic reviews.
  • To organise workshops/ seminars/ symposium on quality related themes, ensure participation of all stakeholders, and disseminate the reports of such activities among all the stakeholders.
  • To develop and collate best practices in all areas leading to quality enhancement in services to the learners and disseminate the same to all concerned.
  • To collect, collate and disseminate accurate, complete and reliable statistics about the quality of the programme(s).
  • To ensure that Programme Project Report for each programme is according to the norms and guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission and wherever necessary by the appropriate regulatory authority having control over the programme
  • To put in place a mechanism to ensure the proper implementation of Programme Project Reports.
  • To maintain a record of Annual Plans and Annual Reports of the University, review them periodically and generate actionable reports.
  • To provide inputs to the University for restructuring of programmes in order to make them relevant to the job market.
  • To facilitate system based research on ways of creating learner centric environment and to bring about qualitative change in the entire system.
  • To act as a nodal coordinating unit for seeking assessment and accreditation from a designated body for accreditation such as NAAC etc.
  • To adopt measures to ensure internalisation and institutionalisation of quality enhancement practices through periodic accreditation and audit.
  • To coordinate between the University and the University Grants Commission for various quality related initiatives or guidelines.
  • To obtain information from other Higher Educational Institutions on various quality benchmarks or parameters and best practices.
  • To record activities undertaken on quality assurance in the form of an annual report of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance.
  • To submit required Reports to the Statutory Authorities of the University about its activities.