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IQAC ( Institutional Quality Assurance Cell )

Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

The potential of development of a country lies in the development of intellectual capital which is defined by its people's intellectual capabilities. Education, higher education in particular, is an important tool to nurture and augment such capabilities.

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) recognized that the country would be at risk of being left behind in a highly competitive global economy as its higher education systems were not satisfactorily primed to produce graduates empowered with right skills and capability for a challenging global economy. As such, higher education institutions (HEI) need to widen their scope and area of operation and encourage the development of student's creativity and individuality so that they become high-quality human resources and contribute to the country's competitiveness.

Towards this end, University Grants Commission (UGC), as the intermediary between the Government and the universities for regulating the affairs of all the universities, brought out Strategic Plan for Higher Education 2006-2026, a publication concerning the expected trajectory of future trail of higher education. The recommendations made in the Strategic Plan propelled the Ministry of Education to launch the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) with the financial support of the World Bank in mid 2009.

The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), formed within the organizational structure of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh under HEQEP, initiated the QA mechanism in Bangladesh's HEIs. The QAU has overseen and approved the formation of Institutional Quality Assurance Cells (IQACs) in universities and elaborated on a set of guidelines and the processes to facilitate the operation of the IQACs. It aspires to advance quality of teaching, learning and research and set in motion an effective internal QA system in all the higher education institutions in Bangladesh. Accordingly, SUB has formed the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell to accomplish the envisioned objectives.

Establishment Of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell in State University of Bangladesh (IQAC-SUB)

State University of Bangladesh has signed a Performance Contract to implement a Program entitled Establishment of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at (SUB) on 12 January, 2016.

General Objective IQAC-SUB:

To achieve acceptable quality of education and research, and to ensure the quality level through provision of adequate environment and appropriate teaching & learning.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To improve quality of operations at the University in general and particularly in teaching & learning.
  2. To review existing policies and procedures of SUB
  3. To review academic curriculum of relevant entities (departments) of SUB.
  4. To promote quality assurance culture within the university
  5. To ensure coordination among all related stakeholders
  6. To co-ordinate all quality assurance (QA) activities at the national level, and link with UGC and other external QA agencies.
  7. To prepare the university to meet the external quality assurance assessment and accreditation requirement
  8. To monitor and evaluate self assessment (SA) practices and processes through audit & survey in order to develop and strengthen the functional modalities.

Approved Entities (Departments) of SUB:

  1. Architecture
  2. Business Administration
  3. Computer Science and Engineering
  4. English
  5. Environmental Science
  6. Food Engineering & Technology
  7. Journalism, Communication & Media Studies
  8. Law
  9. Pharmacy
  10. Public Health

Main Activities:

  1. Central activities for all entities (responsibility of IQAC-SUB)
  2. Block activities for individual entities (responsibility of individual departments)

Central Activities:

  1. Teaching and learning (training and workshops)
  2. Research (Seminars, workshops, training)
  3. Academic Environment and infrastructure for education and research

 Block Activities (Self Assessment):

  1. Workshop on Self Assessment Activities
  2. Workshop on Research and development
  3. Surveys on Self Assessment Activities among Academic staffs, Non-Academic staffs, Students, Alumni and Employers
  4. Preparation of Self-Assessment Reports
  5. Evaluation of Self-Assessment and QA activities by External Peer Reviewers (Subject Expert, local QA expert, and international QA expert)
  6. Submission of improvement plan based on the review comments of External Peer Reviewers

IQAC Team of State University of Bangladesh

A team comprising four persons under overall supervision by the Vice-Chancellor of SUB  implements the activities of the IQAC-SUB.

  1. Director