Directorate of Distance Education, North Bengal University

Objectives of CIQA

  1. Prepare a Programme Project Report (PPR) for each programme according to the norms and guidelines prescribed by the UGC and wherever necessary by the appropriate regulatory authority having control over the programme
  2. Get the Programme Project Report approved by the appropriate authority of the University and the Commission before launch of the programme
  3. Oversee the development of Self Learning Material (SLM), integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), setting up of Learning Centers and coordination with the parent institution and relevant Regulatory authorities
  4. Put in place monitoring mechanism to ensure the proper implementation of Programme Project Reports
  5. Design annual plans for quality level enhancement at the level of the Higher Educational Institution and ensure their implementation;
  6. Arrange for feedback responses from students, employers and other stakeholders for quality related institutional processes
  7. Develop quality benchmarks or parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the Higher Educational Institution
  8. Obtain information from other Higher Educational Institutions on various quality benchmarks or parameters and best practices
  9. Organize workshops or seminars on quality related themes and Higher Educational Institution wise dissemination of the proceedings of such activities
  10. Suggest restructuring of programmes in order to make them relevant to the job market
  11. Develop and implement innovative practices in major areas leading to quality enhancement in services to the learners
  12. Create learner centric environment rather than institution centric environment
  13. Develop and maintain a central database on academic and administrative activities of the University
  14. Adopt measures to ensure internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement practices through periodic accreditation and audit
  15. Conduct or encourage system based research to bring about qualitative change in the entire system
  16. Coordinate between the Higher Educational Institution and the UGC for various quality related issues or guidelines
  17. Record activities undertaken on quality assurance in the form of an annual report
  18. To coordinate recognition and accreditation of the Higher Educational Institution

Activities of CIQA

  1. To build and ensure a quality culture, appropriate structure and processes with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders of the University.
  2. To plan, guide and monitor Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the University.
  3. To channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of the University towards academic excellence