Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Mission: The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the institution.

About IQAC:
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was established in 2014 at Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tirupati as a post-accreditation quality sustenance initiative. The IQAC has been constituted as per the recommendations of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The IQAC ensures the effective implementation of quality initiatives through continuous reviews and periodic meetings. The IQAC works towards attaining excellence in all academic and administrative endeavours of the institution.

Vision:
To promote quality culture as the primary concern for AITS Tirupati through internalizing all the initiatives taken with multidimensional support.

Mission:
The prime task is to monitor measure and revise the targets of the quality performance.

Quality Policy:

  • To provide professionally competent faculty and staff.
  • To demonstrate best practices in teaching.
  • To attract quality input with better ranks.
  • To create an ecosystem for academic excellence and innovation.
  • To provide state of the art technical infrastructure and motivate students to realize their own potential. To provide and maintain safe, healthy physical facilities.
  • To provide an active student development platforms (clubs, professional societies’ chapters etc.,) to foster student participation in overall holistic development.
  • To provide career guidance and skill training services to  students to make them best fit for the industry.
  • To instill in students to become the continuous learners that helps for their growth in profession.
  • To establish interdepartmental research ecosystems for advancements.

Quality Initiatives/Quality Assurance Measures:

  1. Feedback oriented action planning
  2. Assessment of the SWOC of various Departments
  3. Review of the strategic plans and policies
  4. Review of Academic Audit reports
  5. To Asses the IPAC and IISAC
  6. Revising the targets in OBE
  7. College Academic Council (CSC) is an important and active vibrant Quality Circle in the college; utmost freedom is given to the students to express their views through meetings held at the beginning and ending of the semester.

Strategies
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.

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.
  • 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.

Outcomes of IQAC Activities

  • Accreditation – NAAC, NBA and IEI
  • Trying to figure out in National rankings
  • Feedback oriented quality systems
  • Curriculum revisions in accordance with the emerging technologies
  • Promoting Technology Enhanced Learning  through LMS tools, MOOCS, Virtual Internships
  • Regular submission of Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)

Composition

S.NO. Name and Designation Position
1. Dr. C. Nadhamuni Reddy

Principal

Chairman
2. Mr. C. Bhanu Prakash

Assistant Professor, Department of CSE

Coordinator
3. Dr. K. Ramya

Assistant Professor, Department of HBS

Additional Coordinator
4. Mr .T. Niranjan Reddy

Administrative Officer

Member
5. Mr. K. Venkateswara Rao

System Admin

Member
6. Dr. N. Pushpalatha

Head, Department of ECE

Member
7. Dr. R. Murugesan

Head, Department of EEE

Member
8. Mr. B. Ramana Reddy

Head, Department of CSE

Member
9. Mr. M.Balaji

Head, Department of ME

Member
10. Dr. J. GuruJawahar

Professor, Department of CE

Member
11. Dr. P. Lavanya

Associate Prof., Department of HBS

Member
12. Dr. K.Haritha

Head, Department of MBA

Member
13. Sri. C Abhishek Reddy

Executive Director – AET

Member from Management
14. Dr. V. C. Veera Reddy

Emeritus Professor

Department of EEE

Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam

External Academic Member
15. Sri. Varanasi Krishna Murthy

Deputy General Manager, Andhra Bank

Member, Industry

AQAR YEARLY STATUS REPORT – 2020-21 Click Here
IQAC MEETING REPORT APRIL 2022 Click Here
IQAC MEETING REPORT MAY 2022 Click Here
IQAC Meeting report February 2021: Click Here
IQAC Meeting report February 2020: Click Here
IQAC Meeting report December 2019: Click Here
IQAC Meeting report July 2019: Click Here
IQAC Meeting report May 2019: Click Here
IQAC Meeting report January 2019: Click Here
AQAR Report (2019-20): Click Here
AQAR Report (2018-19): Click Here
AQAR Report (2017-18): Click Here
AQAR Report (2016-17): Click Here
IQAC March Report: Click Here
IQAC May Report: Click Here
IQAC July Report: Click Here

  1. Outcome Based Education (OBE):
    The following steps have been taken for the implementation of the OBE in the Institute.

    • Design of curriculum (OBC): What the student should be able to do? : To State outcomes of teaching like Industry Requirements, NEP-2020, Revised Academic Curriculum: AP Govt., Framing of CO’s and mapping it with relevant PO’s.
    • Teaching-Learning Process (OBTL): How to make the student achieve the outcome? : To teach to increase the likelihood of most students achieving the outcomes; Blended mode of learning, Collaborative Learning Classes, Project based learning, Developing communication skills by conducting activities like vocabulary quizzes, debates, JAM (just a minute), Elocution competitions etc, Guest lectures by eminent personalities.
    • Assessments (OBA): How to measure what the student has achieved? : To Assess how well the outcomes have been achieved using authentic assessment. OBA of the institute include Continuous Internal Assessment (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) are the direct assessments and Course exit survey is the indirect assessment.
  2. E-course file:
    Maintaining the course contents, materials, old question papers, hand outs, objective questions etc in the Department database. Whenever the subject has been allotted to a different faculty, all the e-content will be given access to new allotted faculty.
  3. Campus Recruitment and Training (CRT):
    To enhance employment skills and job opportunities, placement and training cell arranges CRT consistently every year to facilitates students from various lead companies within the campus for the students from third year onwards. Online assessment platforms like cocube and amcat has been constantly used for evaluating the performance of the students. On an average 250 contact classes for CRT in at third year level will be held.
  4. Counselling Process:
    A unique counselling process is followed wherein counselling proforma developed which contains preliminary data of students like their personal, professional, social are collected and based on that counselling will be given by the allotted counsellors. Each faculty is allocated 20 students as a counsellor  with an objective to constantly follow student progress and accordingly suggest changes in case of any deviation.
  5. Energy Conservation:
    Institute is proactive in using the solar energy at various points in the campus like solar light, a 200kW Grid connected Solar Power Plant at the roof-top of the academic buildings and ladies hostels which is capable of generating 1.78 lakh units of electricity a year and it serves as a model for using non-conventional energy sources for future.
  6. E-waste Management:
    Land filling is the general waste management strategy adopted by the AITS. Black, blue and green dustbins are arranged widely in the campus for the collection of e-waste, dry or recyclable left over and biodegradable wastes respectively. More departments are now following green charter and started avoiding flexi banners and plastic carry bags and cups for social functions and academic programmes.
  7. Student Clubs :
    Student clubs namely Circuit club, Coding club, Python club, Oratory Club, C programming club, DTC Club (Database Technology Club), JAVA CLUB, AIML CLUB to develop the zeal among the students to learn the concepts beyond classroom and curriculum. Vivekananda study circle enriches the students on spirituality and moral values.
  8. NSS:
    Selfless service to society without any bias and Help every needy person like blood donation camps, vaccination drive, special medical camps, self defence for girl students, plantation etc