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Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

In order to improve the quality of education in higher educational centres the NAAC has proposed all accredited higher educational institutions to form Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) to monitor the quality improvement initiatives of the institution. This is to ensure that the long-term objectives of the institution are fulfilled in a time-bound manner.

VISION STATEMENT

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sacred Heart College, Thevara addresses and monitors the quality parameters of the college and ensures that the standards of excellence reflected in the  vision and mission of the college are met and sustained.


MISSION STATEMENT

To ensure and sustain quality, integrity and output.

Cultivate, enhance and disseminate knowledge by facilitating the required resources in time to excel in academic and professional pursuits.


Objectives and Functions of IQAC

Coordinate quality-related activities by developing an organised methodology of documentation and internal communication

Integrating the activities of the College to ensure adoption and dissemination of good practices.

Spearheading the conduct of internal and external Academic Audits of departments to promote quality, accountability and transparency.

Creating and maintaining a system of feedback on processes and policies of the College from stakeholders.

Initiating and coordinating the process of restructuring the syllabus to create a progressive curriculum that is in tune with the demands of the time.

Preparing the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per NAAC guidelines.

Quality Policy

Sacred Heart College aims at creation of an ‘enlightened society’ through ‘the pursuit of wisdom with a righteous heart’ (Cor Rectum Inquirit Scientiam) after the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For this, the Management and the staff are committed to providing a holistic education to the students through an empowering process of participation of various stakeholders in adequate measure.

The efforts will be to orientate entire teaching-learning-evaluation process as linked to the goals of higher education, national goals and the core values of the college as spelt out in its vision and mission. Towards attaining this college shall adopt OBE (outcome based education) by 2021. Quality policy envisages that the prescribed syllabus is covered in time, with adequate stress on skill development and societal application through an enabling inter-disciplinary teaching-learning environment having its foundation on the twin principles of faith in God with due respect for all (faiths) and a spirit of enquiry.

The process of learning is intended to instill in the academic community a concern for knowledge beyond boundaries and a concern for planet and people.

As part of the quality policy, there shall be a provision to receive suggestions (suggestion box, digital suggestion box) and redress grievances.  Complaints regarding facilities can be registered with the College office.

Complaints regarding facilities shall be dealt with in a matter of one week, and grievances shall be addressed without delay, through the established channel.

As part of the quality policy, there shall be a students’ charter, which the authorities shall strive to fulfill.

STRATEGIES

  1. Ensuring updated and optimum methods of teaching, learning and evaluation
  2. Disseminating knowledge and research in the academia
  3. Fostering global competencies among students
  4. Contributing to national development
  5. Facilitating ICT enabled platforms with increased options and resources for learning and infrastructure facilities
  6. Guaranteeing access and affordability of various academic programmes to different sections of the society

FUNCTIONS

  1. Undertaking the role of a nodal agency for setting and applying quality parameters for various academic and administrative activities in the institution
  2. Providing the environment for a learner-centric education by participatory teaching and learning constructive for quality education
  3. Ensuring that the quality of education offered is effective , efficient and in need with the time
  4. Coordinating special programmes for advancing the career prospects of the faculty members and enhancing their competencies
  5. Spearheading the conduct of internal and external academic audits of the departments to promote accountability, quality and transparency.
  6. Organizing workshops, seminars and conferences for the proliferation and sharing of knowledge on significant themes and contemporary issues
  7. Documenting the progress and setting up of various programmes/activities conducted in the institution
  8. Establishing procedures and modalities to collect data and information on the various aspects of the functioning of the institution and progress of its students
  9. Coordinating the process of restructuring the syllabi of various programmes to ensure a progressive curriculum in tune with the demands of the time
  10. Organizing special programs for advanced learners and slow learners to motivate them in academic performances and to provide better opportunities to develop their skills
  11. Maintaining the credibility of evaluation procedures and ensuring timely declaration of results.
  12. Developing and managing the institutional database with the principle of quality maintenance
  13. Collaborating and networking with various national and international institutions and industries
  14. Drafting and submitting the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per the guidelines prescribed by NAAC
  15. Maintaining an effective feedback system from students, parents and stakeholders on the progress of the institution


NAAC

Over the years, the SH college has established itself a frontrunner in the quest for excellence, both in the academic and co-curricular fields. In the year 2000, the college was accredited by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) at the Five Star level, and in 2013 it was reaccredited at the A level.

NIRF

Sacred Heart College has been participating in the ranking process by National Institutional Ranking Framework for the last three years.

INDIA TODAY

Sacred Heart College was ranked in top 50 colleges by the surveys conducted by the India Today Magazine for years.

THE WEEK

Sacred Heart College was ranked in top 50 colleges by the surveys conducted by the The Week Magazine for years.





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Graduate Attributes

  1. Faith in God and faith in oneself
  2. Physical and mental fitness
  3. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  4. Intercultural and ethical competency evidenced through a readiness to serve humanity (SH) & planet
  5. Critical thinking, problem solving and research aptitude
  6. Deep discipline knowledge
  7. Readiness to take the first step (leadership)
  8. Teamwork and communication skills (career readiness)

Quality Initiatives

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Reports

AQAR
AQAR 2017-18

AQAR 2016-17

AQAR 2015-16

AQAR 2014-15

AQAR 2013-14

AR 2008-09

AQAR 2012-13

AQAR 2011-12

AQAR 2010-11

AQAR 2009-10

AQAR 2008-09

AQAR 2007-08

AQAR 2006-07

Annual Report
A R 2013-14

A R 2012-13

A R 2011-12

A R 2010-11

A R 2009-10

A R 2007-08

A R 2006-07

SWOC AAA
SSR
SSR 2013

SSR 2007

Peer Team Report
PTR 2013

Green Audit Reports
Green Audit 2016

Gender Audit Report
Access Audit Report
Access Audit 2011

Action Taken Reports

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Sacred Heart College (Autonomous)

Thevara, Kochi – 682013

0484-2870577

iqac@shcollege.ac.in