IQAC

IQAC

BIT - INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL

Dr. Aswath M. U. Chairman IQAC, BIT, Bangalore.

Dr. Aswath M. U., The Chairman of the IQAC and Principal, BIT is a guiding force in accomplishing the aims and objectives of BIT - IQAC.


Dr. Ravi Kumar B. N. Professor & PG Coordinator (MMD), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Convener, IQAC, BIT iqac@bit-bangalore.edu.in

Quality Policy

We strive to provide world-class education by anticipating and satisfying the changing requirements of technical, engineering, and managerial knowledge and skills of industry and institution in specific and society in general.

Objective

The primary aim of IQAC is

  • To develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
  • To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for Strategies

  1. Ensuring timely, efficient and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks.
  2. The relevance and quality of academic and research programs.
  3. Equitable access to and affordability of academic programs for various sections of society.
  4. Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.
  5. The credibility of evaluation procedures;
  6. Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services;
  7. Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.

Functions

  1. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution.
  2. Suggest measures required for participatory teaching and learning process.
  3. Promote inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  4. Documentation of the various programs/activities leading to quality improvement.
  5. Promote adoption and dissemination of best academic practices.
  6. Development of quality culture in the institution.
  7. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

Term

Two years and shall continue to be in force until reconstitution.

Quorum

One half of the members.

Meetings

Minimum one meeting per year. However, the meeting may be scheduled as and when necessary.


The Role of Convener, IQAC

With the approval of chairman, convener shall convene meeting and prepare the agenda, record the minutes and circulate amongst the members. Convener shall ensure compliance of all resolutions of the committee. Also mark a copy to the Personal Section of Principal for the kind information to the Principal.

The Role of Coordinator, IQAC

The role of the department coordinator of the IQAC is crucial in ensuring the effective functioning of all the members. The coordinator of the IQAC may be a senior person with expertise in quality aspects.The coordinator may be a full-time functionary or, to start with, she/he may be a senior academic /administrator entrusted with the IQAC as an additional responsibility. Secretarial assistance may be facilitated by the administration. It is preferable that the coordinator may have sound knowledge about the computer, its various functions and usage for effective communication.

IQAC Meeting          

Venue: Principal Chamber                                                        Date: 19-05-2020

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. Conduction of classes during lockdown period
  2. Usage of online apps for the conduction of classes & internals
  3. Conduction of Webinars
  4. Any other matter

Minutes of the Meeting:

  1. Director/Coordinator/Convener suggested to conduct online classes as per the time table using Webex, google class room and other online tools
  2. The committee also discussed about the conduction of webinars in recent technologies in the departments
  3. The committee also advised to conduct the remaining internals using online tools
  4. The IQAC committee discussed about the conduction of Internship, Subject seminar & project presentation of 8th semester students through online
  5. The IQAC committee also advised all the student councilors to contact their students and also to conduct parents teachers meeting through online tools 
  6. The chairmen Dr. Aswath M. U. has assigned the responsibility of the convener to Dr. B N Ravi Kumar from today because the earlier convener Dr. K V Prasad is in verge of retirement.

IQAC Meeting          

Venue: Principal Chamber                                                         Date: 17-10-2019

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. NAAC Requirements
  2. Department IQAC reports
  3. Programs for quality improvement
  4. Any other matter

Minutes of the Meeting:

  1. Director/Coordinator/Convener suggested to develop and follow the rubrics for evaluation of lab records
  2. The committee also discussed about the faculty performance appraisal under IQAC.
  3. The department of humanity science has suggested that manuals need not to be supplied to the students
  4. Placement department suggest to identify the skills in 3rd semester, and also planning to give training in the 3rd semester for average students for benefit of campus recruitment

IQAC Meeting          

Venue: Principal Chamber                                                        Date: 14-03-2019

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. Quality policies with respect to academics & Admission
  2. Industry Institute Interaction
  3. Any other issues

Minutes of the Meeting:

Chairman Dr. Aswath M. U. welcomes the IQAC members and briefed about IQAC role in NBA and NAAC.

Dr. K. V. Prasad briefed that he has been assigned the responsibility of IQAC from Prof. S. Nandagopal in February 2018.  IQAC is at the Institute level and defines quality policies with respect to academics and administration. He also reiterated that the departmental IQAC is responsible for departmental quality aspects. 

Mr. Muralidhar Hallappa suggested that the Institution may contact him for total quality and to provide overall benefits to Institute and students. He also suggested to contact the institutions like MAIT, KCTU, MSME, NSTC and TeCsK.

Other deliberations are

  • Student friendly BIT office for issue of any certificates and payment of fees etc
  • Improvement in conduction & Evaluation of Internal examinations
  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Improvement in ladies rest room
  • Installation of dustbins
  • Identification of coordinators for floor management
  • Sending SMS messages to students parents for attendance status
  • Faculty improvement programs
  • Observations of students through CCTV for the their activities in class room
  • Academic audit

IQAC Meeting

Venue: HoD’s Chamber, Dept. of E&C                                    Date: 10-11-2018

Minutes of meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chambers of HoD of Electronics and Communication Engineering with regard to the activities related IQAC.

Members Present:

  1. Dr.K.V.Prasad
  2. Dr.G.Sudha
  3. Mr. N.Chethan anand
  4. Mr. Mallesh
  5. Mr. S.R.Girish
  6. Dr. T. Vijaya kumar
  7. Mrs. Gnaneswari
  8. Mrs. S.Sujatha
  9. Mr.Shivakumar B.R.
  10. Mr. Davy George
  11. Mr. Madhu H.K.
  12. Dr.G.K.Narasimhamurthy
  13. Mr. Basavaraju B.C.
  14. Dr.K.V.Deepak

The first meeting of IQAC under the co-ordinatorship of Dr. K.V. Prasad was initiated.  Dr. K.V. Prasad has briefed the members of IQAC that Dr.K.V.Prasad and Dr. Ravikumar has been assigned the responsibility of Coordinators of IQAC as per the circular dated 6/10/2018

Dr K.V. Prasad thanked the former Coordinator / Convener of IQAC Dr.S. Nandagopalan for his valuable services rendered in carrying out the activities of IQAC.

After going through the deliberations of past IQAC meetings, the following guidelines are defined by the IQAC:

  1. It is mandatory that each department should have departmental IQAC consisting of at least 3 faculty members with the senior professor in the department as heading the departmental IQAC.
  2. Scrutiny of quality of Internal Assessment tests Question papers along with scheme of Evaluation, seminars, Internship and project work to meet the COs and POs.shall be carried out at the departmental IQAC.

IQAC Meeting          

Venue: Principal Chamber               Date:13-10-2017                                                             

Minutes of meeting

Welcome address was given by Principal, BIT

Brief description of IQAC and its functionalities and last meeting points were delivered by the Director, IQAC.

Dr. Ramesh Babu answered queries raised by many members.

  1. Handling of shortage of attendance – especially 7th and 8th semester.

He suggested that those who have shortage of attendance may be denied appearing for project reviews.

  • Similarly, students who do not have minimum attendance may not be permitted to take up I/II/III test.
  • For the query raised by Prof. Dr. S. Nandagopalan with regard to sanction of annual increments, he pointed out that it should be performance based. Faculties who meet certain basic criteria (research publication, grants, FPI, etc.) should only be granted increments.
  • He suggested that Foreign University Professors (Indian born) can be invited to the college and start collaborated programs.
  • Guide students to build profile according to their strength – Develop mini project by refereeing online courses on Big data, AI, etc., based on their interests. Allot marks for projects, mini projects, student’s projects.
  • Best practices followed by MIT, VIT and other private organizations, should be adapted in BIT, feasible to the college environment.
  • Conducting classes for 7th / 8th semester students on the topic relevant to the placement, on the previous day of the placement may improve the attendance of the students.
  • Department level grading / ranking system based on publications, patents and funding.
  • Joint – publication with foreign universities.

Sri. Muralidhar Halappa who represented as an alumni talked about skill development programme for both teaching & non-teaching staff. He went on quoting how other engineering colleges in the city obtain 40-60 crores from the Government.

He also highlighted on

  1. Alumni meet for all departments.
  2. Involve BIT students with industry associations (such as ECA, GHAZIA etc.)
  3. Overseas education / twin programme.

Prof. K. Mallaiah Chairman BIT, assured all the members that the management would provide adequate support for building effective & quality education that should be offered to students. He mentioned that several steps have already been taken by the management in this regard.

The student representative, Shraddha Rashmi, raised some of the student problems such as granting attendance to students who involve in co-curricular activities. The committee members mentioned that the HODs would encourage deserving students and provide moral support in all respects.

Dr. H. B. Balakrishna, Placement Coordinator, insisted that the department placement coordinators should interact with the college placement coordinator during the placement activities for the smooth conduction of the placements.

Dr. A. G. Nataraj, Principal, emphasized on theimportance of class room involvement and extra-curricular activities to build leadership qualities.

Finally, the Director, IQAC rendered the vote of thanks.