INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE

 

Quality is no longer perceived as an institutional internal matter but as one which is of concern to various stakeholders both internally and externally. The existence of the Quality Assurance (QA) system establishes a sense of accountability and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of providers of higher education, local authorities, students, employers, and other stakeholders in ensuring that programs of study and their related support infrastructure are of the highest standards.

The University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal has launched the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) program as an important aspect of reform in higher education in Nepal.  In pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal propose that every higher educational institution who is in the process of accreditation should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a quality sustenance measure. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of the institution’s system and work towards the realization of 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 overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, institutions need to channelize their efforts and measures towards promoting holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.

 

The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. For this, during the post-accreditation period, institutions need to channelize their efforts and measures towards promoting holistic academic excellence including the peer committee recommendations.

Pokhara University already decided to establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell at Central level and college level. As a result, Internal Quality Assurance Committee (IQAC) and Self Assessment Team have been established in the School of Business.

 

The primary aim of IQAC of the School of Business is to develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the school and promote measures for the functioning of the school towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

 

The IQAC of the school has the following functions:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks
  • Parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the school;
  • 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;
  • Collection and analysis of feedback from all stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  • Dissemination of information on various quality parameters to all stakeholders;
  • Organization of inter and intra institutional 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 coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
  • Development and maintenance of an institutional database through EMIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
  • Periodical conduct of Academic and Administrative Audit and its follow-up
  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report

IQAC Guidelines 

 

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

  

  Coordinator

  (Ex officio Director of School of  Business)

 

  

  Dr. Dipak Bahadur Bhandari, PhD

   Member

  (Nominated by Director among the  teachers of   SOB)

 

  Mr. Ghanashyam Tiwari

  Member

 (Ex officio Program Coordinator,  Master Program of SOB)

 

 

  Mr. Ram Krishna Chapagain

  Member 

 (Ex officio Program Coordinator,  Bachelors Program of  SOB)

 

  Ms. Sita Dhakal

  Member

 (Ex officio Head of Account Section  of SOB)

 

 

  Ms. Radha Parajuli

  Member

 (Ex officio Head of Administration  Section of SOB)

 

  Mr. Kushal Paudel

  Member

  (Representative of students of SOB)

 

 

 

  Dr. Surya Bahadur GC, PhD

  Member Secretary

  (Ex officio Coordinator of SAT of SOB)