“Quality is not act. It is a habit.” - Aristotle “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” - Steve Jobs “Quality is everyone's responsibility.” - W. Edwards Deming “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” - Albert Einstein

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Mission

IQAC, UIU assures a continuously improving culture that demonstrates accountability & excellence and satisfies the stakeholders of UIU by establishing a quality assurance (QA) system.

Vision

All programs of UIU will be accredited by the best accreditation bodies of the world.

Objective

The general objective of the IQAC is to promote a quality assurance culture within the university. The specific objectives are to:
Institutionalize the quality assurance culture in accordance with national QA guidelines and international practices;
Ensure that the university‟s quality assurance procedures are designed following the QAU guidelines and national requirements;
Develop, maintain and enhance quality of education and people‟s perception in favor of the university through consistent quality assurance practice and performance;
Build image of the university with confidence of the stakeholders ensuring transparency, accountability, and good practices in all aspects of management; and
Prepare the university to meet the external quality assurance assessment and accreditation requirements.

Function

In order to achieve the objectives the major functions of the IQAC will be to:
Facilitate to define the mission and objectives of the university for enhancing the quality and relevance of higher education and respond to global trends on quality education;
Guide and assist the program offering entities of the university to define program objectives;
Develop standards and benchmarks for various academic and administrative activities of the university;
Review existing procedures for further improvement of delivery of higher education;
Prepare QA documents and procedures for use within the university following specifications and guidelines provided in the IQAC OM;
Encourage staff to maintain professional code of conduct in accordance with the QAU guidelines and international practices and facilitate to maintain good practices in operations;
Provide necessary support to the study program offering academic units, i.e., departments, faculties and institutes to conduct the self-assessment, external peer review and implement QA process at program level;
Conduct regular monitoring of implementation of policies, systems, processes and procedures;
Facilitate to conduct institutional assessment;
Facilitate the approval of new program offering entity and new programs for existing entities using appropriate procedures;
Fevelop a data base containing information regarding quality assurance, which will be deliverable to all stakeholders;
Prepare and produce annual institutional quality assurance report (IQAR) and monitoring report assessing the activities of IQAC and submit to the QAC;
Develop an Institutional QA Strategic Plan for every 5 years and ensure its implementation and monitoring of achievements;
Co‐ordinate all QA related activities within the university;
Liaise with QAU and other external QA agencies;
Organize workshops, seminars and appropriate training for capacity building and promoting QA culture at all levels of the university;
Advise university management, faculty and departments on QA and related matters;
Take initiative and lead to establish staff development center at the university;
Prepare the detailed budget of the IQAC; and
Conduct impromptu audit at any level of the university if necessary.

Role

Support the university in achieving its vision through providing good quality education;
Function as a central quality assurance unit for the university and review existing standards and procedures;
Develop new standards, policies and procedures by adapting and incorporating best practices;
Systematically monitor and evaluate university's practices and processes through audit, survey and other instruments as deemed fit to ensure generally acceptable standards of quality;