IQAC is constituted Narayana Medical College under the Chairmanship of the Dean of the institution with heads of important academic and administrative units and a few teachers and a few distinguished educationists and representatives of local management and stakeholders.
The composition of the IQAC may be as follows:
Eminent Educationists and super-specialty experts are also included in the composition of IQAC. It is envisaged that IQAC would help the medical college in planning and monitoring. IQAC also provides all the stakeholders participation in the institution’s quality enhancement activities. The membership of IQAC members shall be for a period of two years. The IQAC shall meet at least once in every quarter. The quorum for the meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members. The agenda, minutes and Action Taken Reports are documented with official signatures and maintained electronically in a retrievable format.
It is necessary for the members of the IQAC to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness in the institution and to devote time for working out the procedural details.
The role of the coordinator of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC may be a senior/competent person with experience and exposure in quality aspects. He is a full-time employee and is a senior academician entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance is facilitated by the administration. The coordinator is having a sound knowledge about the computer, data management and its various functions such as usage for effective communication.
Quality assurance is a by-product of ongoing efforts to define the objectives of Narayana Medical College, to have a work plan to achieve them and to specify the checks and balances to evaluate the degree to which each of the tasks is fulfilled. Hence devotion and commitment to improvement rather than mere medical college administrative control is the basis for devising procedures and instruments for assuring quality. The right balance between the health and growth of medical college needs to be struck. The IQAC has to ensure that whatever is done in the medical college for “education” is done efficiently and effectively with high standards. In order to do this, the IQAC has established procedures and modalities to collect data and information on various aspects of medical college functioning.
The coordinator of the IQAC is having a major role in implementing these functions. The IQAC is deriving major support and contribution from all the heads of the departments and the faculty working in these functioning units. The operational features and functions of IQAX are broad-based facilitating towards academic excellence.
The Narayana Medical College is regularly submitting the AQAR every year from date of Accreditation every year. IQAC is closely knitted with the functional Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The timely submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs) is one of its activity.
Executive Council/Board of Management) for the follow up action for necessary quality enhancement measures.