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Centre for Internal Quality Assurance Committee

 

The CIQA Committee shall have the following composition, namely

  1. Vice Chancellor of the University – Chairperson; Dr. Venkat Rangan
  2. Three senior teachers of Higher Educational Institution – Members; Dr. Raghu Raman, Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan
  3. Head of three Departments or School of Studies offering recognized programs in Online mode – Members; Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Dr. Manoj, Dr. Shekar Babu
  4. Officials from the Administration and Finance departments of the Higher Educational Institution – Members; Dr. Sanjivi Arul, Mr. Kalyana Sundaram Venkatachalam, Ms. Sheeja Suresh, Dr. Snehal Shetty, Dr. Rajendra Kumar
  5. Director, Centre for Internal Quality Assurance – Member Secretary. Dr. Krishnasree Achuthan

CIQA Committee

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Venkat Rangan

Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Krishnasree Achuthan

Director, Amrita AHEAD Online Program

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Sanjivi Arul

Dy. Registrar
Amrita AHEAD

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Prof. Sasangan Ramanathan

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Raghu Raman

Dean, School of Business and Center for Accreditations, Rankings & Eminence

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Prema Nedungadi

Head, Computer Science and Engineering, Amritapuri

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Manoj P.

Associate Dean, School of Business, Amritapuri

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Shekar Babu

Head, Amrita Bengaluru Campus

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Kalyana Sundaram

Assistant Director
Amrita AHEAD

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Snehal Shetty

Chief Operating Officer at Amrita TBI, Startup Mentor

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Dr. Rajendra Kumar

Assistant Professor, Amrita Centre for Sustainable Future

Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
Ms. Sheeja Suresh

Deputy Director, Amrita AHEAD

  • To oversee the functioning of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance and approve the reports generated by Centre for Internal Quality Assurance on the effectiveness of quality assurance systems and processes.
  • To facilitate adoption of instructional design requirements as per the philosophy of the Online learning decided by the statutory bodies of the HEI for its different academic programs.
  • To promote automation of learner support services of the Higher Educational Institution.
  • To coordinate with external subject experts or agencies or organizations, the activities pertaining to validation and annual review of its in-house processes.
  • To coordinate with third party auditing bodies for quality audit of program(s).
  • To oversee the preparation of Self-Appraisal Report to be submitted to the Assessment and Accreditation agencies on behalf of Higher Educational Institution. (vii) To promote collaboration and association for quality enhancement of Online modes of education and research therein. (viii) To facilitate industry-institution linkage for providing exposure to the learners and enhancing their employability.
  • To promote collaboration and association for quality enhancement of Open and Distance Learning and Online modes of education and research therein.
  • To facilitate industry-institution linkage for providing exposure to the learners and enhancing their employability

Quality Monitoring Mechanism

Governance, Leadership and Management
  • Organization Structure and Governance
  • Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Plan, Goals and Policies
Program Development and Approval Processes
  • Curriculum Planning, Design and Development
  • Curriculum Implementation
  • Academic Flexibility
  • Learning Resource
  • Feedback System
Program Monitoring and Review

The Higher Educational Institution shall plan and execute program monitoring and review system to conduct periodic internal reviews and maintain the quality of academic program. For such reviews, the Institution shall also consider the attainments of learning outcomes that are assessed through the various tools for direct and indirect assessment.

Infrastructure Resources

The Higher Educational Institution shall have a system to elicit data on the adequacy and optimal use of the facilities – physical facilities, library (or e-library), Information and Communication Technology infrastructure, etc. – available in a Higher Educational Institution to maintain the quality of academic programs and ensure qualitative support to each of the stakeholders.

Assessment and Evaluation

All the stated Learning Outcomes of a Programs must be part of its evaluation protocol. The Higher Educational Institution shall execute the evaluation through varied assessment tools including multiple choice questions, projects, reports, case-studies, presentations, and term-end examinations, to suit the different learning outcomes expected of the course elements. The Higher Educational Institution shall have proper assessment and moderation system for assessing the learning outcomes of learners.

Teaching Quality and Staff Development

The Higher Educational Institutions shall have a well-established structure for promoting quality counselling, capacity building workshops, program, interactive teaching-learning and provide staff development programs and activities to encourage academic staff to improve teaching and learning on continuous basis.

  • Academic Planning
  • Validation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Enhancement Plans
  • Reports from Learner Support Centers
  • Reports from Examination Centers
  • External Auditor or other External Agencies report
  • Reporting and Analytics by the Higher Educational Institution
  • Periodic Review

Best Practices

 

One of the best practices offered to the student is to learn at their own pace and for that if student find any difficulty in completing the courses, then he/she can opt for the options batch switch, course drop or program switch.

  1. Batch Switch: There is flexibility to a student if any of the valid reason after admission student can’t continue his/her studies in that academic period then student can opt for batch switch where student can continue his /her studies with next batch.
  2. Course Drop: Student can drop courses if he/she feels it difficult to study all the prescribed courses for the semester. Courses can be dropped within one month from the beginning of the classes and can study for the dropped courses in another semester.

UGC Mandated Disclosures

Placement Assistance Cell

 

Amrita AHEAD has set up a Placement Assistance Cell (PAC) to support students to explore placement opportunities in accordance with their qualification, experience and skill set. PAC assistance includes conducting job fairs and placement drives and making available a career portal to manage profiles, post job openings and search for online jobs.

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