Internal Quality Assurance Cell
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.
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sacred Heart College, Thevara addresses the need for quality and commitment by ensuring continuous improvement and overall excellence of the institution.
To ensure and encourage quality, integrity and output Cultivate and enhance knowledge by facilitating the required resources in time to excel in academic and professional pursuits.
- Ensuring updated and optimum methods of teaching, learning and evaluation
- Disseminating knowledge and research in the academia
- Fostering global competencies among students
- Contributing to national development
- Facilitating ICT enabled platforms with increased options and resources for learning and infrastructure facilities
- Guaranteeing access and affordability of various academic programmes to different sections of the society
- Undertaking the role of a nodal agency for setting and applying quality parameters for various academic and administrative activities in the institution.
- Providing the environment for a learner-centric education and participatory teaching and learning that is constructive for quality education.
- Ensuring that the quality of education offered is effective and efficient and in need with the time.
- Coordinating special programmes that are aimed at the advancing the career prospects of the faculty members and enhancing their competencies.
- Spearheading the conduct of internal and external academic audits of the departments to promote accountability, quality and transparency.
- Organizing excellent workshops, seminars, conferences for the proliferation and dissemination of organic knowledge on significant themes and contemporary issues.
- Documenting the progress and setting up of various programmes/activities conducted in the institution and establishing procedures and modalities to collect data and information on the various aspects of the functioning of the institution and progress of its students.
- Coordinating the process of restructuring the syllabi of various programmes to ensure a progressive curriculum that is in tune with the demands of the time.
- Organizing special programs for advanced learners and slow learners to motivate them in their academic performances and to provide them better opportunities to develop their skills.
- Maintaining the credibility of evaluation procedures and ensuring timely declaration of results.
- Developing and managing the institutional database with the principle of quality maintenance.
- Collaborating and networking with various national and international institutions and industries.
- Drafting and submitting the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per the guidelines prescribed by NAAC.
- Maintaining an effective feedback system from students, parents and stakeholders on the progress of the institution.
Human Resources Development at SHC is looked at from four angles
Primarily, the college is meant for developing human resources for the society through its core functions of teaching-learning, research and extension, with students as the primary focus.
The HRD process starts from the day of admission, through the personal interview encouraging students to think about their future and career, through the induction programmes, initiation ceremony, orientation sessions etc. Later on, with the insistence on their being part of at least one club or fora for a holistic and integrated development, the students are steered to fine-tune their skills. As a policy, students are encouraged to join in three varieties of clubs or fora: a) socially-oriented clubs/fora, b) career-oriented ones and c) talent clubs. The Career Guidance cell and Placement cell function together to orient students towards their careers and provides periodical training and orientation regarding soft skills and other related requirements. A spiritual affairs committee looks into the spiritual grooming of the students, providing them with insights on the occasion of various religious feasts and providing an annual occasion for spiritual animation. A life-orientation programme is offered annually for the final year students. Mentoring is the core programme by which a student’s resources are identified and encouraged. It is coupled with the programme of value education through an interactive session planned and reviewed every month.
The students are also encouraged and supported to take part in various cultural and art competitions for which there are separate guidelines. It is prescribed that during the course of their study, every student is to be encouraged to take part in at least one national/international academic programme and be part of organising one such programme.