In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up gradation of institutions of higher education, the NAAC proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of an institution’s system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post-accreditation phase of institutions. During the post-accreditation period, the IQAC will channelize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.
The guidelines provided in the following pages will facilitate the institution in the creation and operation of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The work of the IQAC is the first step towards the internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation it can inculcate in all the constituents of the institution. It will not be yet another hierarchical structure or recordkeeping exercise in the institution; it will be a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution. The IQAC has the potential to become a vehicle for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality. Quality circles in industries operate on similar lines. Objective: The Primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:
Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
The relevance and quality of academic and research programmes.
Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society.
Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
The credibility of evaluation procedures.
Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services.
Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.
Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:
Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education.
Organization of workshops, seminars on quality related themes, and promotion of quality circles.
Documentation of the various programs/activities leading to quality improvement.
Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.
Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters.
IQAC will facilitate / contribute:
To a heightened level of clarity and focus in institutional functioning towards quality enhancement and facilitate internalization of the quality culture NAAC for Quality and Excellence in Higher Education.
To the enhancement and integration among the various activities of the institution and institutionalize many good practices.
To provide a sound basis for decision making to improve institutional functioning.
To act as a change agent in the institution.
To better internal communication.
The IQAC may be constituted in every institution under the chairmanship of the head of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists/ representatives of the local committee. The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
Chairperson: Head of the Institution.
A few senior administrative officers.
Three to eight teachers.
One or two members from the Management.
One/two nominees from local society.
One of the teachers is the coordinator of the IQAC.
The composition of the IQAC will depend on the size and complexity of the institution. It helps the colleges in planning and monitoring. IQAC also gives stakeholders or beneficiaries a cross-sectional participation in the institution’s quality enhancement activities. The guidelines given here are only indicative and will help the institutions with quality sustenance activities. The members of the IQAC must shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness in the institution and devote time to working out the procedural details. While selecting these members several precautions need to be taken. A few of them are listed below:
It is advisable to choose from various backgrounds who have earned respect for integrity and excellence in their teaching and research. Moreover, they should be aware of the ground realities of the institutional environment. They should be known for their commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning.
It would be appropriate to choose (senior administrators) in charge of institutional services such as a library, computer center, estate, student welfare, administration, academic tasks, examination, planning, and development.
The management representatives should be persons who are aware of the institution’s objectives, limitations, and strengths and are committed to improvement. The local society representatives should be of high standing and should have made significant contributions to society, and, in particular, to education.
The role of the coordinator 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 a sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions, and its usage for effective communication.
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. 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 of the IQAC and the secretary 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.
All the accredited institutions which have established the IQAC will submit a self-reviewed progress report annually to the NAAC, detailing the tangible results achieved in key areas which are specifically identified by the IQAC at the beginning of the academic year by devising a perspective plan. The AQAR is the outcome of the perspective plan of the IQAC.
In order to develop a quality system for conscious, consistent and catalytic programmed action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the college and to promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement Internal quality assurance cell (IQAC) has been constituted with the following members for the academic year 2018-19.
|S.No||Name, Designation, Department||Rank in the IQAC|
|1.||Dr. Y. Sudheer Babu, Principal||Chair Person|
|2.||Mr. K. Srinivas, Associate Professor, Dept. of ME||Member secretary|
|3.||Dr.S.Sateesh, Professor, Dept. of EEE||Member|
|4.||Dr. G. Rajesh, Professor, Dept. of ME||Member|
|5.||Mr.K.Veenanand, Asst.Professor, Dept of ECE||Member|
|6.||Dr A. Rama Satish, Professor, Dept. of CSE||Member|
|7.||Mr. N V Subbarao , Associate Professor, Dept. of CE||Member|
|8.||Dr. M. Srilakshmi, Professor. , Dept. of BED||Member|
|9.||Mr. S.A.Azeem, Associate Professor, Dept. of MS||Member|
|10.||Mr. D. Panduranga Rao, CEO||Management Representative|
|11.||Prof. N. Krishna||Nominee from local society|
|12.||Prof. K B K Rao||Nominee from local society|
|13.||Mr. Sridhar Yesaswi||Alumni representative|
|14.||Mr. G. Vishnu Vardhan||Student Representative|
The functions of IQAC are shown in Annexure-1.The committee may be reconstituted when need arises, by replacing or inducting new members.
IQAC will monitor all the Academic and administrative related activities for maintaining quality by conducting the following audits.
1. Academic audits.
2. Audits on NBA/ NAAC documentation
All the HODs are informed to extend their cooperation to IQAC and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance.
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.
General maintenance : The central maintenance department looks after the maintenance of buildings, various utilities such as water, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and other related issues. The routine cleaning of class rooms, roads and washrooms will be done as per the schedule given to the staff. The maintenance department prepare and maintain routine checklist and preventive maintenance schedule. They perform routine checks and preventive maintenance as scheduled Each block is houses a specific department and the maintenance works related issues of such department will be raised by the concerned faculty / lab technician who is member of amenities committee. Once HoD forwards such complaint same is sent to maintenance office through administrative office. The work allocation will be done by the central maintenance department and when the work is completed the concerned authority will certify the work completion sheet.
Maintenance of computer systems, networking, internet facilities: An ITSS department is constituted in the institute to look after the all the issues related to above services. Based on the complaint raised by each department the technical person will resolve the issue. If any new component is required, indent will be raised by the ITSS and the same will be sent to purchase department. Once the material is received and the issue is resolved the work completion details will be provided by the ITSS.
Library Services : The College Library System consists of a Central Library and 6 departmental libraries, which collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the Institute. All students, faculty members and employees of the Institute are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership. The Library, besides having a huge collection of books on engineering, science and humanities, offers library services through its various divisions.The Library uses NewGenLib software package, which is an integrated multi-tier library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. The NewGenLib consists of modules on acquisition, technical processing, circulation, serial management, Administration, Reports, Queries and utilities. More than 12,000 bibliographic records of books available in the Library, can now be accessed through the NewGenLib OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). The database of books available in the Library is being updated on day-to-day basis with details of recently acquired books. Records of all the Library patrons have also been created in the NewGenLib package.
Laboratories: The lab faculty incharges and technicians of the lab ensure the regular maintenance and ensure all the equipment are in good working condition such that the regular academics processes run smoothly. Calibration of equipment is done periodically. If any complaint and if any new component is required, indent will be raised by the respective department as approved by respective HoD and the same will be sent to purchase department. Once the material is received and the issue is resolved the work completion details will be provided by the respective department to the accounting section to complete the purchase and payment process to the vendors.
Best Practice-I : Campus Recruitment Training or CRT started in early 2011-12 expressly focuses all its energy on training students and making them ready as they go out into the world seeking employment. For them to be employable, the faculty within CRT rigorously hone the students to sharpen their people skills. We at CRT try to equip the students with confidence, instill ethical values, teach them reasoning ability along with focus on analytical ability and help them in building their personality. Over the years, we train students to look for what is best in them. While the core makes them aware of hard skills to function and learn the ways of the machine, to avoid sounding like a soft-skill intro, subtly and precisely put, we prepare them for life.
Need : It is a well-known fact that quality manpower feeds and nourishes industries and augments the growth of our economic future. The proportion of Quality manpower in relation to the Quantity is diminishing in all streams of education and Engineering in particular. Entering into a good job or higher education is not sufficient but sustaining it for a long term is the need of the hour.
Objective : To enhance employability amongst the engineering graduates by imparting required skills for sustained performance and success in career and make them industry ready.
Focus : To bridge the industry-academia gap by enhancing the competency of the engineering graduates through necessary training in Soft Skills like interpersonal intrapersonal skills that include communication skills, attitude, behavior, etiquette, time management, goal setting, team work, leadership skills, career planning and ethics in addition to the technical skills that they acquire through curriculum based education to facilitate their employability.
Concept Basis : To facilitate continuous learning and development of the students from the beginning till the end of the engineering course to Provide exposure and environment to have hands on experience. Continuous motivation and inspiration to instill confidence and enthusiasm form the basis of this concept. At present we offer these classes on a weekly basis right from first year to final year in every semester to have a continuous training for the placements covering different modules.
Best practice-II : Honing leadership qualities among students through consistent and efficient mentoring of the students (learning by doing)
• All the departments formed their respective student Associations / Clubs. These Associations aim to conduct the technical events on current trends in technology in order to improve technical skills of the students.
• The institute organizes a National level Technical paper presentation contest „ Aagama‟ every year as an inter-college students interface providing a platform to share and gain knowledge.
• Working models exhibition is organized by the institute, where the models developed by the students are exhibited and encouraged by rewarding the best ones.
• The college is organizing various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities through an exclusive department ICE – Initiative for Co-Curricular Extracurricular Activities which aims at encouraging student participation in various activities.
• An exclusive EDC - Entrepreneur Development Cell aimed at inculcating and nurturing entrepreneurial skills among students.
DVR & Dr. HS MIC College of Technology was established in the year 2002 and has been upgrading its quality which is reflected in various forms:
a) NAAC ‘A’ grade
b) NBA accreditation for four departments ME, ECE and CSE
c) Autonomous status by UGC
The college NSS wing has initiated various programs like ‘ One Student one Tree Program’ as a part of which students planted 1000 plants in ‘ Gandrai Reserve Forest’. Another initiative is ‘Let’s Say ‘YES’ to Eco friendly Ganesha’ program through which students of the college visited nearly 20 schools and colleges and highlighted the adverse effects of using POP and encouraged the use of Ganesh idols prepared with clay by giving power point presentations.
The college has been in the forefront during Covid 19 pandemic in extending help to the government and people in need. Our institution was first in the region to voluntarily surrender our hostel facilities to the government quarantine center and accommodated numerous Covid patients.
The effects of Covid-19 pandemic were unimaginable. In this regard the institute mentored the students in all fronts. The institute strictly followed the SOPs released by the government and created awareness about wearing masks, washing hands, practicing daily exercises, use of sanitizers, taking healthy diet and maintaining social distance. Every day sanitization process of entire college campus has been initiated as a regular activity, foot operated sanitizers have been installed at almost all entrance areas and each one is monitored for temperature before entering the institute. Mr. Abhilash of Final year B. Tech. from ECE branch has come up with low-cost automatic hand sanitizer dispenser that allows people to sanitize their hands in public while minimizing contact and thus helps in mitigating the pandemic.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated a modern approach for teaching and learning with the use of ICT and the institute has adopted the same and thus facilitated students with un-interrupted learning. A licensed version of MS Teams was purchased and all the faculty and students were provided IDs and Passwords. Best efforts were put in to give the best to students. Even placement training remained uninterrupted and on-line open campus drives were conducted which helped students to get placed in industry/organizations of repute. International certification programs through COURSERA to meet international standards in education were introduced and majority of the students and faculty completed the courses and got benefitted.
Basic Engg. Dept. : An International Webinar was organized on account of ‘World Environment Day 2020’.
Civil Dept. : A National Level Free Webinar on “Modern Infrastructure & Construction Practices” on 29th and 30th May 2020.
Mechanical Dept. : A webinar series on ‘Advances in Mechanical Engineering’ from 08-06-2020 to 13-06-2020.
ECE Dept .:
Online Faculty development Programs: VLSI Chip Design Using Open Source EDA from 08-07-19 to 12-07-19
Deep Learning Applications from 09-12-19 to 13-12-19
VLSI Chip Design Using Open Source EDA from 16-12-19 to 20-12-19
AI&ML from 23-12-19 to 27-12-19
Programming for beginners Python 3 on 31-05-20
The institute was established in the year 2002 with a vision to nurture excellence in the field of engineering by imparting quality technical education. Since its inception the college has been upgrading its quality which is reflected in various forms:
a) NAAC ‘A’ grade
b) NBA accreditation for four departments – EEE, ME, ECE and CSE
c) Autonomous status by UGC The institute is at the forefront of imparting state-of-the art knowledge with potential faculty who are a rare blend of Ph. D holders, top researchers and well acclaimed laureates from reputed institutes like IITs and NITs.
In the NPTEL online courses 10 faculty received gold medals, 7 faculty stood in the top 5 and 3 faculty stood in the top 1 in their respective subjects across the country. The College Research and Development Cell (CRDC) provides supportive research environment with special incentives. To keep the abreast of the latest trends in industry the college has initiated various programs and tie-ups: MOU with new Mexico state university, USA APSSDC-CM’s skill excellence centre the Indo American studies centre Indian school of Business-Technology Entrepreneurship program i2E (International Institute of Entrepreneurship Program) Course by North Eastern University, Boston, USA and Techgrapher online IP centre. Learning is something beyond classroom at MIC which includes:
a) Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) was established as per the norms of Innovation Cell, MHRD. A grade was given by MHRD for IPR workshops.
b) ICE (Initiative for Co-curricular and extracurricular activities)
c) NSS wing inculcates individual social responsibility
d) Women Empowerment Cell focuses on social upliftment of the female students
e) Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) strengthens entrepreneurial quality
f) Aagama- a national level technical paper contest
g) Annual working models exhibition
h) Student chapters- NPTEL, CSI, ISTE, IETE, IEI,ASME
i) START-Ups Internships Hackathons and many more.
j) The project ‘ Power Packed Bicycle’ was selected and presented in ‘Husky Challenge’ organized by Northeastern University, Boston, USA, as a part of i2E program.
Exclusive language laboratories with good software and modules and computer labs enhance ICT mode of training. Exhaustive library with 50,000 volumes of books and digital library cater to the needs of students. High speed internet connectivity and seminar halls for interaction with state-of-the-art acoustics support learning in all aspects. Extensive playgrounds support sporting activity which resulted in winning gold and silver medals in JNTUK Inter university tournament gold, silver and bronze medals in central tournament prizes in JNTUK ‘C’ zone tournament gold, silver and bronze medals in state and national level tournaments in Volleyball, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Cricket, Badminton, Athletics, Teakwondo and Weightlifting.