IQAC

The process of academic auditing, which can aid the institution/faculty/student for success in the Engineering Education arena. It presents the objectives of academic auditing, the process of internal and external evaluation of courses, major/mini projects, seminars, overall discipline and academic functioning of the institution, duties and responsibilities of faculty members, research and consultancy and class/course committees. There shall be academic auditing in each affiliated college at stipulated intervals. The academic auditing shall be conducted jointly by an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) within the college and external academic auditor/auditors appointed by the University. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell in each college shall oversee and monitor all the academic activities including all internal evaluations and examinations. This cell shall prepare academic audit statements in formats prescribed by the University for each semester at regular intervals. These reports shall be presented to the external academic auditor/auditors, who shall use it as reference for independent auditing. The external auditors shall submit the final audit report to the University in the prescribed format. For proper functioning of academics in an educational institution and to quantify the efforts dispensed by the faculty and students, some assessment components have been designed. These include the assessment of course delivery as per the curriculum and syllabus of KTU, the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of students, overall discipline and the academic functioning of the Institution, delivery of the duties and responsibilities of faculty members and monitoring of the class, progress of courses, internal assessment, student welfare and grievances. The process of Academic Auditing intends to monitor and enhance the quality of technical education through proper guidelines for both teaching faculty and students, so as to ensure qualified engineers/researchers passing out from Engineering Institutions, affiliated to the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (APJAKTU).

OBJECTIVES

*To ensure academic accountability

*To monitor and enhance the quality of technical education through proper guidelines for both teaching faculty and students, so as to ensure qualified engineers/researchers passing out from Engineering Institutions, affiliated to the KTU.

*To safeguard functionalities of technical education

*To define effectiveness of teaching – learning process and to devise methodology to confirm maximum output from faculty members as well as students.

*To ensure that the colleges are following OBE in its true sense.

*Minutes and action taken reports of course/class committees of UG/PG

*Minutes and action taken reports of advisory meetings

*Academic calendar with days earmarked with working days, holidays, other activities etc.

*Course Diary for all the courses

*Tutorial Log book

*Internal test question paper and sample answer scripts

*Equipment log registers used in Laboratories

*Laboratory manual, records and course file for all practical courses

*Log book for summer and contact courses

*Practical test question paper and sample answer scripts

*Project (Mini project/Design project/Final semester project) progress review reports

* Result Analysis (UG/PG)

*Details showing the conduct of remedial/minor/honours classes

* Details of faculty evaluation and action taken on it

* Department library register showing volume and title of books, journals etc

* Register showing activity points

* Details of MOOC courses taken by UG/PG students

* Details of computing facility in the computer lab (UG/PG)

* Conduct of PG thesis work

*Details of relevant licensed software available in the department

*Compliance to the Academic Calendar of KTU

*Functioning of students grievances and appeal committee

*Functioning of Academic Discipline & Welfare committee

*Facility for co- curricular and extracurricular activities

*Average student to faculty ratio

*Faculty Retention

*Faculty Qualification Index

*Number of qualified technical staff

*Facility of central library with respect to volume and title of books, online & print journals

*Functioning of IQAC and Progress of IQAC report uploading

*Principal's response on previous audit reports