Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC]

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) understands Internal Quality Assurance Cell as an adoptable management philosophy to constantly revitalize the educational and administrative concepts that are required to produce better results. Acutely aware of the human elements involved in the process of creating and disseminating knowledge and making a clear distinction between producing a market product and a human being with a noble soul and mind, it strives to go beyond standardization of strategies and creating exclusive policies for itself. TQMS makes it clear that it is neither an imposition nor an inspection but a responsibility, every member takes upon himself/herself for continuous improvement. TQMS is aware that it has to fight all the negative traditional mindsets to achieve its goal. As an organization  moving from its entrepreneurial phase to a maturity phase where it requires to be more dynamic to create a competitive edge,  TQMS aims at creating  a zero defect system with a completely participatory network.

TQMS is an umbrella body housing the following units
    1.  Quality Review and Development (QRD)
    2.  Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum (CEDBEC)
    3.  Holistic Education and Development (HED)
    4.  Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

1.  Quality Review and Development (QRD)
Quality Review and Development (QRD) is concerned with maintaining quality standards. QRD is more a facilitating agency than a monitoring one in the functioning of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). It conducts annual academic auditing of all the departments and offers suggestions to improve quality in all aspects of higher education. The auditing is conducted during the period between August and October every year.  Curricular Aspects, Teaching-Learning, Academic Community, Research, Consultancy and Extension, Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Student Support and Progression are some of the areas covered under the auditing.

2.  Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum (CEDBEC)
Started in the year 1995 with the aim of streamlining all the extra and co-curricular activities the Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum (CEDBEC) went much beyond its scope to create a platform for the educationists in the country and beyond to initiate dialogues on all aspects of higher education ranging from leadership to digital learning. CEDBEC is well known in the higher education circle and has organized more than 65 programmes involving Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Educational Philosophers, Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Social Activists, Deans, Librarians, Administrators and Teachers.

3.  Holistic Education and Development (HED)
Holistic Education covering three basic skills, Personal, Interpersonal and Societal, is imparted to the students of all I and II year l UG programmes and to the I year students of all PG programmes.  A team of 54 trainers covering 18 topics from the three skills train all the teachers at the beginning of both odd and even semesters.

4.  Centre for Faculty Development Programmes (FDP)
The academic community of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) engages itself in the continuous dialogue on higher education and on the specific issues concerning the University. Organized at two levels the faculty members meet just before the reopening to hold discussions at the institutional, deanery and departmental levels through presentation of papers called level One.  Level Two is the Outbound Training programme (OBT) during which, among other issues, the Indicative Quality Framework and Strategic Plan are discussed.  Divided into clusters, the teachers move to a place outside the city to spend a minimum of 12 hours discussing every issue concerning their field of knowledge and the institution.

 

A Two day Workshop on Consultation and Discourse on Teaching for the Fresh Teachers in Colleges and Universities.

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