About IQAC

 

The University has a system of assuring quality of teaching and related processes. The University is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), since 2009 and has a permanent Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).

Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman and has senior faculty members, functionaries of the University, external professionals and other stakeholders as members. The policies and decisions of the Cell are implemented by Vice Chancellor/UPES Management as recommended by IQAC.

The IQAC plans, guides and monitors Quality Assurance (QA) in various academic programs / activities and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the various Schools and departments of the University in accordance with the Vision and Mission defined by the University.

Thus, the Cell monitors all Academic processes and programs; Quality of academic delivery – teaching-learning process, evaluation procedures and examinations; Quality research, consultancy & extension activities; Collaboration with national & international partners for training/student exchange/faculty exchange/ research/resource sharing;

Physical facilities including laboratories, Library as a Learning Resource for growth of knowledge, IT infrastructure & services ; Students’ mentoring, support for progression and participation in activities, research and extension, Governance and innovation and best practices adopted.

It conducts academic audit, concurrent as well as annual and identifies conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performance in all aspects of the University operations.

 

Goals of IQAC

 

  • 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.

 

The role of the Coordinator/Director IQAC

 

The role of the Coordinator/Director of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC may be a senior person with expertise in quality aspects. She/he may be a full-time functionary or, to start with, she/he may be a senior academic /administrator entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance may be facilitated by the administration. It is preferable that the coordinator may have sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.

 

Operational Features of the IQAC

 

Quality assurance is a by-product of ongoing efforts to define the objectives of an institution, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere institutional control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of an institution needs to be struck. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the institution for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC will have to first establish procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of institutional functioning.

The coordinator/Director of the IQAC will have a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC may derive major support from the already existing units and mechanisms that contribute to the functions listed above. The operational features and functions discussed so far are broad-based to facilitate institutions towards academic excellence and institutions may adapt them to their specific needs.

 

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.
  • Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes.
  • 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.

 

Constitution of the IQAC

The IQA Cell is constituted as follows:

  • Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha, Vice Chancellor-Chairperson
  • Dr. Kamal Bansal, Dean (AD&I)
  • Dr. Manish Prateek – Dean – SoCSE
  • Dr. Tabrez Ahmed, Dean – SoL
  • Dr. Suresh Kumar – Dean-SoE
  • Dr. Deepankar Chakrabarti, Dean - SoB
  • Ms. Manisha Mohan, Dean - SoD
  • Dr. Jitendra Kumar Pandey, Associate Dean – R&D
  • Dr. Ajit Nigam, Director, Associate Dean – Incubation
  • Head Product Development & Innovation
  • Ms. Deepa Verma, Sr. Director (IA)
  • Mr. Arun Dhand, Sr. Director-GMA
  • Mr. Nitin Kumar Agarwal, VP – HR
  • Mr. Ravindra Yatagiri, VP – Hybrid Blended Online Learning
  • Mr. Manish Madaan, Deputy Director (Career Services)
  • Dr. Veena Duta, Registrar
  • Dr. Amitabh Bhattacharya, Controller of Examination
  • Dr. Ranjan Sinha Thakur, Chief Librarian
  • Mr. Sandeep Vasist, Financial Controller
  • Mr. Pankaj Srivastava, Dy.Director-IT
  • Mr. Vickram Sahai, Associate Director-Student Support
  • Dr. Ajay Kumar, SoE
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, SoE
  • Dr. Vijay Parthasarthy, SoE
  • Dr. Ashish Karn, SoE
  • Dr. Kiran Kumar, SoCSE
  • Dr. Deepshikha Bhargava, SoCSE
  • Dr. Rajeev Tiwari, SoCSE
  • Dr. S.K.Pokhriyal, SoB
  • Dr. Sheetal Khanka, SoB
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, SoL
  • Dr. Debasis Poddar, SoL
  • Mr. Manas Ranjan Mishra, SoD
  • Mr. Subhrangshu Neogi, CCO-HERS
  • Uday Kunwar, B.Tech. CSE (O&GI) 2016-20
  • Sharad Walia, B.Tech(Mechanical) 2016-20
  • vKrishnakant Gupta, B.Des.(PD), 2016-20
  • Shubhangi Saxena, MBA(Aviation) 2018-20
  • Apalka Bareja, BBA.LLB 2016-21
  • Mr. Aviral Rawat, B.Tech (Mechatronics) 2013-17,
  • Ms. Meenakshi Agnihotri, B.Tech CSE-OGI 2012-15
  • Mr. Rasik Bhatia, MBA LSCM (2008-10)
  • Ms. Monica Rani, LLM Energy Laws 2015-16
  • Mr. Abhishek Bagaria, M.Des.ID (2014-16),
  • Mr. Vinod Kumar Taneja, Sr. Technical Director & Scientist F, National Informatics Centre, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Mr. Adarsh Srivastava, Location Head (R&D) (Auto Division) Mahindra Rise, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
  • Dr. Anshu Nanoti, Chief Scientist, Head, Separation Processes Division & Conversion and Catalysis Division, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Dr. Ashutosh Mishra, Senior Scientific Officer, Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, VIGYAN DHAM, Vigyan Sadan Block, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • Dr. Manoj K. Sharma, OSD, Dehli Technological University, (East Delhi Campus) New Delhi.
  • Dr. V.J. Byra Reddy, Director (IQAC)

 

Minutes of Meetings

 

 

Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)