IQAC

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL(IQAC)

LIST OF MEMBERS

S.NO. NAME OF THE FACULTY DESIGNATION CATEGORY
INTERNAL MEMBERS
1
Dr.R.Asokan Principal Chairperson / Chairman
2
Dr.N.Malmurugan Dean-Academics Member from Admin
3
Dr.S.Krishnakumar Dean- Placement & Training Professor
4
Dr.M.Suganthi HoD/ECE
5
Dr.H.Lilly Beaulah HoD/CSE
6
Dr.N.Satish HoD / IT
7
Dr.S.Balamurugan HoD / Mechanical
8
Prof. S.S.Rajkumar HoD / S&H
9
Dr.R.Anand HoD / EEE
10
Dr.V.Ponniyinselvan Controller of Examinations
11
Dr.A.Amutha HoD/BME Co-ordinator
EXTERNAL MEMBERS
1
Dr.R.Samson Ravindran Executive Director, Mahendra Group of Institutions Member from the Management
2
Mr.S.M.Imam Mahendra Next Wealth, Mallasamudram Member from the Industry
3
Er. G. Sivasubramanian M/s Velavar Constructions,Salem Member from the Industry
4
Mrs.R.Saranya Principal Engineer, Jasmine Infotech,Chennai Member from Alumni

FUNCTIONS OF IQAC

The functions of the IQAC are

  1. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
  2. 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;
  3. Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
  4. Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education;
  5. Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;
  6. Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
  7. Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
  8. Development and maintenance of institutional database through MIS for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
  9. Development of Quality Culture in Mahendra College of Engineering (MCE).
  10. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.

MINUTES OF FIRST MEETING OF THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL

Time: 1.30 P.M.Date: 7/01/2016 Venue: Principal’s Chamber

Members Present:

S.No. Name of the Member Designation Category
1 Dr.R.Asokan Principal Chairman
2 Dr.R.Samson Ravindran  Executive Director Member from the Management
3 Dr N.Malmurugan Dean-Academics Member from Admin
5 Dr.S.Krishnakumar Dean Professor
6 Dr.M.Suganthi HOD / ECE
7 Dr.H.Lilly Beaulah HOD / CSE
8 Dr.N.Satish HOD / IT
9 Prof.S.Krishnan HOD / Mechanical
10 Prof. S.S.Rajkumar HOD / S&H
11 Dr.R.Anand HOD/EEE
12 Mr.S.M.Imam Mahendra Next Wealth, Mallasamudram Member from the Industry
13 Er.G.Sivasubramanian Velavar Constructions Member from the Industry
14 Ms.R.Saranya Principal Engineer, Jasmine InfoTech, Chennai. Alumni
15 Dr.V.Ponniyinselvan Controller of Examinations IQAC Coordinator

At the outset Dr.V.Ponniyinselvan, Coordinator (IQAC) welcomed Dr.R.Asokan, Principal of Mahendra College of Engineering and Chairman (IQAC), and members of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to the first meeting of the IQAC for the year 2016. Dr.R.Samson Ravindran, Member from the Management has encouraged members to support and strengthens the IQAC.

Thereafter, the agenda items were taken up for discussions with the permission of the Chair.

MINUTES

Item No 1: Introduction of IQAC members by Chairman and inform the NAAC score

Chairperson has introduced the IAQC members among the faculties and discusses briefly about the NAAC score. Chairperson pointed mainly about the feedback system of the college and the things to be changed.

Item No 2: Presentation by coordinator about Process, progress of IQAC in the Institute premises

  1. Importance of IQAC
  2. Objectives and Functions of IQAC
  3. Role of IQAC in Campus
  4. Quality vision and goals (Internal & External)
  5. IQAC is a model – organization
  6. Program Assessment Center
  7. Teaching learning center
  8. External affairs center
  9. Discussed Assessment model
  10. Input-output-feedback/assessment process
  11. Discussed Program objectives assessment, outcomes versus objectives
  12. Discussed Cognitive learning-blooms Taxonomy

Item No 3: Training of non-teaching Staff regarding office procedures and maintenance of Records

Coordinator (IQAC) is proposed to conduct training on the procedures and policies of Institute and maintenance of records for office staff.

Item No 4: To decide about the submission of question papers along with Answer key

It was decided that the faculty members should submit the question papers along with the answer key to the Controller of Examinations with effect from the current semester. The detailed notification in this regard would be issued by CoE.

Item No 5: To discuss on the issue of qualification upgradation towards Ph.D

  1. Dr.S.Krishnakumar, Dean Placement & Training, member IQAC presented the total number of Ph.D faculty and number of faculty pursuing Ph.D, in the college to IQAC members.
  2. After discussions it is felt deserving eligible Asst. Professors is uplifted and encouraged for faculty upgradation.

Item No 6: To discuss about organizing workshops, Seminars and International Conferences

Chairperson has informed that each and every department should organize workshops, symposium, seminars and International level conference.

Item No 7: To set up new laboratory

It is decided to setup a laboratory for Biomedical Engineering department and the chairman insisted to make the necessary arrangement for the same.

Item No 8: Appointment of new IQAC Coordinator

The chairperson appointed Dr.A.Amutha HoD of Biomedical Engineering as IQAC Coordinator and all the members of  IQAC unanimously accepted the same.

Item No 9: Any other items with permission of chair

At the end, Chairman emphasized that only through fast implementation of the decisions taken by IQAC, quality assurance can be brought as living culture of MCE.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

MINUTES OF SECOND  MEETING OF THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL

Time: 4.00 P.M.Date: 2/05/2016 Venue: Principal’s Chamber

Members Present:

S.NO. NAME OF THE FACULTY DESIGNATION CATEGORY
INTERNAL MEMBERS
1 Dr.R.Asokan Principal Chairperson / Chairman
2 Dr.N.Malmurugan Dean-Academics Member from Admin
3 Dr.S.Krishnakumar Dean- Placement & Training Professor
4 Dr.M.Suganthi HoD/ECE
5 Dr.H.Lilly Beaulah HoD/CSE
6 Dr.N.Satish HoD / IT
7 Dr.S.Balamurugan HoD / Mechanical
8 Prof. S.S.Rajkumar HoD / S&H
9 Dr.R.Anand HoD / EEE
10 Prof. K.Prasad Babu HoD / Civil
11 Dr.V.Ponniyinselvan Controller of Examinations
12 Dr.A.Amutha HoD/BME Co-ordinator
EXTERNAL MEMBERS
1 Dr.R.Samson Ravindran Executive Director, Mahendra Group of Institutions Member from the Management
2 Mr.S.M.Imam Mahendra Next Wealth, Mallasamudram Member from the Industry
3 Er. G. Sivasubramanian M/s Velavar Constructions, Salem Member from the Industry
4 Ms.R.Saranya Principal Engineer, Jasmine InfoTech, Chennai. Member from Alumni

At the outset Dr.A.Amutha, Coordinator (IQAC) welcomed Dr.R.Asokan, Principal of Mahendra College of Engineering and Chairman (IQAC), and members of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to the second meeting of the IQAC for the Academic Year 2016. Dr.R.Samson Ravindran, Member from the Management encouraged the members to support and strengthen the IQAC.

Thereafter, the agenda items were taken up for discussions with the permission of the Chair.

MINUTES

Item No 1: Introduction of New IQAC coordinator

The Chairman of IQAC introduced the new coordinator.

Item No 2: Confirmation of the minutes of 1st IQAC meeting

An overview about the previous meeting agenda was discussed along with the IQAC members and the chairman insisted them to implement the same at the earliest.

Item No 3: To Update the NAAC files

Dr.N.Malmurugan, Dean-Academics suggested to update the NAAC files with additions.

Item No 4: To decide about conducting Internal Academic Audit

Dr.N.Malmurugan informed that there will be an internal audit in all Departments. The Heads of the various Departments were instructed to coordinate the internal audit related to stock file registers, laboratory consumables and other academic files along with the faculty members for changes and suggestion. The final verified and updated report on the same need to be submitted as per the guideline.

Item No 5: To ensure the preparation of laboratory manuals and course file

Dr.S.Balamurugan, HoD of Mechanical Engineering explained the mapping of course and Programme outcomes. The preparation of course file for various courses and its maintenance were discussed. Also the updations of the course file along with few changes suggested by experts were discussed. The Preparation of laboratory manuals needs to be completed well in advance. It was decided and instructed to arrange one day workshop regarding the academic activities for the academic year 2016-17 to all the staff members.

Item No 6: To decide orientation program for faculty members

Dr.R.Asokan, Chairman recommended the orientation program for the newly joined faculty members.

Item No 7: One day workshop on Blooms Taxonomy

One day workshop on Blooms Taxonomy was suggested by Prof.K.Prasad Babu., HoD, Civil and the schedule for the same was discussed for the benefit of the students in improving the quality of education.

Item No 8: Research Consultancy and Extension

The Chairman Dr.R.Asokan announced that Dr.N.Malmurugan Dean-Academics will be the Incharge for Research and Developmental activities to the IQAC members. He also instructed the IQAC members to coordinate with other faculties and send the research proposals through Dr.N.Malmurugan for inspection. Further it was decided to apply for various proposals to various government organizations for research grants.

Item No 9: Any other items with permission of chair

At the end, the Chairman emphasized that only through fast implementation of the decisions taken by IQAC, quality assurance can be brought as living culture of MCE.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

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