IQAC

IQAC of NL College persist with its efforts to create a learning environment that fosters the all around development of its students so that the college can enhance its contribution to the academic field to keep the flag of excellence flying high atop. The IQAC has established several cells and centers and constituted committees to initiate activities both academic and governance. The thrust area identified in consonance with the UGC guidelines is to effect a paradigm shift in the teaching learning system. T achieve these objectives, the cell continues with its ongoing efforts and will try to do implement most of the recommendations offered by the NAAC peer team during the reaccreditation of te college. The IQAC has a steering committee with Atanu Gogoi as its Coordinator.

THE BASIC GOAL OF IQAC OF NORTH LAKHIMPUR COLLEGE ARE :

  1. To ensure continuous improvement in the entire operations of the institution, and
  2. To assure stake holders connected with higher education-namely,students,parents,teachers,staff,would be employers,funding agencies and society in general - of the accountability of the institution for its own quality and probity.

THE FUNCTIONS OF THE IQAC : In conformity with the guide lines as envisaged by NAAC for quality sustenance in post-accreditation period, the IQAC of North Lakhimpur College has benchmarked the following as its basic functions

  1. Recording and monitoring quality measures of the institution.
  2. Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.
  3. Disseminanation of information on quality aspects.
  4. Organisation of workshops,seminars and propotion of quality circles.
  5. Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters in various activities of the institution.
  6. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report and such other reports as may be decided from time to time. The coordinator,assistantcoordinators,the secretary and as a whole all the members have been relentlessly working under the guidance and supervision of the chair person of the IQAC,NorthLakhimpur College in implementing the above functions.

      Annual Quality Assurance Report : Quality sustenance measures taken in each of the above academic session and their out come were reported to NAAC at the end of every session in the form of Annual Quality Assurance Report. (Anixer-I) 

     Feedbacks : IQAC, North Lakhimpur College has evolved a mechanism to obtain feedbacks in a periodic manner from:

  1. Student Feedback : Student's feedbacks are sought in a set of specially designed performa on a)Course b)Faculty c)Progrrame and evaluation.Theperforma's were distributed among student's through their respective HOD's following random sampling method in envelopes. The filled up performas were returned to the HOD's in sealed envelopes andwere collected by the members of the committee. The datas/informations obtained from student's feedbacks were arranged department wise in tabular form and analysed thoroughly .The report of student's feedbacks analysis was sent to the authority for taking corrective measures if and when required.(Anixer-II) 
  2. Academic Peers Feedbacks : Feedback from academic peers is sought in a specially designed performa on academic progrrame,infrastructure,teaching and learning and quality of educationin the College.Their suggestions are also sought for further improvement in the above mentioned points.The report of academic peers feedback analysis was sent to the authority for taking appropriate measures. 
  3. Feedbacks of members from management : Feedback from academic peers is sought in a specially designed performa on academic progrrame,infrastructure,teaching and learning and quality of educationin the College.Their suggestions are also sought for further improvement in the above mentioned points.The report of academic peers feedback analysis was sent to the authority for taking appropriate measures. 
  4. Feedbacks from faculties : Feedbacks from faculties were taken in the form of Faculties Annual Apprisal Report (FAAR) in a specially designed performa. FAAR reflect faculty's activity in academic programme, research and publication, innovation in teaching and learning, career advancement programme, extension activity, etc... 
  5. Feedbacks from staff : Feedback from staff iwas sought in a specially designed performa on work assigned, facility related to their work ,preservation of datas of their assigned works,relation to authority, relation with faculty, etc. . Their suggestions are also sought for further improvement in the above mentioned points.The report of the staff feedback analysis was sent to the authority for taking appropriate measures. 

     Workshop and Seminars :

  1. Assam College Teachers' Association, Lakhimpur Zonal Committee organized a seminar entitled "Roadmap of Collegiate Education in North East with Special Reference to Assam" on 20th September, 2007 at North Lakhimpur College.
  2. The Womens' Cell of North Lakhimpur College organized a Popular talk on 11th December, 2007. Dr.Nabin Chandra Hazarika spoke on "Physical Health and Common Problems of Adolescent Girls". Dr.(Mrs) ManashiPhukan (Boruah) spoke on "General Health and Hygiene".
  3. Assam College Teachers' Association, Lakhimpur Zonal Committee organized a seminar entitled "Roadmap of Collegiate Education in North East with Special Reference to Assam" on 20th September, 2007 at North Lakhimpur College.
  4. The Womens' Cell of North Lakhimpur College organized a Popular talk on 11th December, 2007. Dr.Nabin Chandra Hazarika spoke on "Physical Health and Common Problems of Adolescent Girls". Dr.(Mrs) ManashiPhukan (Boruah) spoke on "General Health and Hygiene".
  5. UGC sponsored National Workshop on Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management was organised at North Lakhimpur College on 19th and 20thSeptember, 2008.
  6. Ministry of PanchayatiRaj,Govt.of India sponsored National Seminar, "Role of Panchayati Raj Institution in Village level Planning and Rural Development" was held on 24th and 25th November 2008.
  7. A workshop on "Community based Disaster Management" in collaboration with Central university, Tezpur was organized from 26th August, 2009 to 28th August, 2009.
  8. Women cell of the college organized a popular talk on " Legal Right of Women" on 29th August, 2009. That talk was delivered by noted Advocate of North Lakhimpur Bar association, Mrs.MinakshiBuragohain.
  9. UGC sponsored National Seminar on Human Right and Duties on 19th and 20th June,2010.
  10. UGC sponsored National Workshop on Gandhian Thought and its Contemporary Relevance on 20th December,2010.
  11. UGC sponsored National Workshop on Green Chemistry for Betterment of Environment on 9th and 10th May,2011 by the Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Assam Science Society, North Lakhimpur branch.
  12. Department of Chemistry organized UGC sponsored Celebration of the International Year of Chemistry in a two days programme on on <9th and 10thMay,2011.
  13. A Science Exhibition on the theme Chemistry for Life for secondary and senior secondary level students was organized on 10th May 2011 by the department of Chemistry in collaboration with Lakhimpur Branch of Assam Science Society.
  14. Workshop on Computer Learning for Lady Teachers of North Lakhimpur College from 24th to 29th Sept, 2010.

FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE IQAC OF NORTH LAKHIMPUR COLLEGE :

a) Recording and monitoring quality measures of the institution.

  1. IQAC make arrangement periodically for student's feedbacks through random sampling method. Analyse the feedbacks and prepare a report and send it to the authority to take necessary corrective measures for continuous improvement.
  2. IQAC also make arrangement to take feedbacks from Academic Peers, Members of the Governing Body regarding quality aspects of the academic programmes, infrastructure facility and teaching and learning of the College.
  3. It takes feedbacks from the staff of College about their working environment, preservation of data of their assigned works, relationship with authority, students, faculty members.
  4. The college has Grievance Redressal Cell, its coordinator make arrangement to receive grievances from students, faculties and other stake holders.
  5. The college Disciplinary Committee headed by the principal of the college and coordinated by the IQAC. The committee strictly monitors the activity of students within the campus by forming a disciplinary squad. The squad looks out any unlawful activity like ragging, use of mobile phone and consumption of any tobacco related materials within the campus.
  6. Uplifting of the teaching-learning experience by incorporating ICT enable technologies like internet LCD projectors, computers, scanners, podium and smart boards.

b) Acting as a nodal agency of the institution for quality-related activities.

  1. IQAC coordinates with the authority to supply specially designed register to all the departments of the college to maintain the class records by date wise. Faculties are also provided individual diary to record their assignment date wise.
  2. It coordinates with different departments of the college regarding holding of seminars, workshops, popular talk, etc.
  3. It coordinates with other institutions, NGO's for collaboration.
  4. It coordinates between any department of the college and the authority to remove their grievances.

c) Dissemination of information on quality aspects.

  1. Any information which the authority receives from other institution/agency regarding holding of workshop, seminar, special training, etc. are passed to the faculties through the heads of the respective departments.
  2. Whenever the authority receives any notice from UGC or any other funding agency seeking proposals for minor or major research proposal passes it to the faculties.
  3. Sending ofproposals to UGC or other Govt.funding agencies for initiating new academic programmes, adding new infrastructure etc. and their subsequent approval by the same are passed to the faculties through respective HOD's.

d) Organisation of workshops, seminars and proportion of quality circles:

  1. IQAC coordinates with the different departments of the college in organizing workshops, seminars, popular talks, exhibitions or any other training programmes.
  2. IQAC also seek collaboration from other organization in holding workshops, seminars etc.
  3. IQAC coordinates with the different departments of the college in holding parent/guardian meets, alumni meet etc.

e) Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters in various activities of the institution.

  1. Computerization of the admission, examination and election processes of the college.
  2. Cut of marks for admission in science stream is 60% and that in arts stream is 45%.
  3. Introduction of Biometric Time Attendance system to record the attendance of the faculties and the staff.
  4. Introduction of remedial classes for the weaker section of the student community.
  5. The College has established two state of the art Computer and Networking Centre with 40 internet browsing terminals, installed VPN for education in addition to the existing EDUSAT.
  6. In order to keep pace with the latest information and developments in various disciplines SOUL INFLIBNET facility is installed in the library.

f) Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report and such other reports as may be decided from time to time.

  1. Quality sustenance measures taken in each academic session and their out come were reported to NAAC at the end of every session in the form of Annual Quality Assurance Report prepared by the AQAR writing sub committee of IQAC.
  2. IQAC coordinates with the NAAC steering committee in preparing Self Apprisal Report to NAAC for re-accreditation of the college.

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