CENTRE FOR INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (CIQA)

About CIQA at SODL

School of Open and Distance Learning D Y Patil University established Central Internal Quality Assurance Cell Keeping in view the enormous growth of the University; multifarious activities performed by the University; directive of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and University Grants Commission; the Centre has been established with the primary focus to shoulder the responsibilities of generating and promoting awareness for quality assurance and to work out the procedural details. The CIQA shall directly report to the Vice Chancellor D Y Patil University.

CIQA cell of SODL channelizes and systematizes the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. CIQA is working towards improving and maintaining the quality of education, identifying and suggesting new ways of using teaching aids, developing suitable infrastructure and offering suggestions for Curriculum revision and enhancement, etc.

Functions

  • The CIQA will collect the Programme Project Report (PPR) for each programme and vet it for quality
  • It will get the PPRs approved by all the all the statutory bodies of DYPU SODL
  • The CIQA will ensure the implementation of all the policies pertaining to distance education of DYPU SODL
  • It will generate reports on various activities of ODL and make them available to the authorities of the University
  • It will ensure production of quality Self Learning Material (SLM) for each programme and look for the adoption of the guidelines of the UGC in the preparation of Self Learning Material (SLM)
  • The CIQA will ensure the implementation of the UGC guidelines in every aspect of the functioning of DYPU SODL

Our Vision

Creation and establishment of versatile and competent Open & Distance Learning system to cater to the educational aspirations of the society across Maharashtra and beyond.

Our Mission

  • To deliver affordable and accessible quality education for augmenting the academic value and skills of higher education aspirants.
  • To set benchmark for quality distance education. Provide facility for lifelong education to intending learners.
  • Strive for up gradation of technology without compromising the basic values of the society.

Goals & Objectives

The Centre for Internal Quality Assurance has been created as a part of quality control measures enshrined in ODL Regulations, 2017. There are several exercises in the field of distance education which require a separate set of quality parameters which may vary from the on-campus programmes for which the IQAC is the nodal agency. The activities in ODL include highly flexible delivery systems and need primarily to be learner-centric. The formation of CIQA will ensure the adoption of qualitative distance education right through all the processes. The ODL programmes envisaged in DYPU SODL would be a dynamic model aimed at creating a broad-based, technology- assisted and a leaner-oriented model. Some of the features are:

  • To render quality service to the ODL learners
  • To constantly revisit the system based on experience and keep the ODL activities dynamic
  • To maintain quality in all the key area of ODL operations
  • All the Quality Assurance efforts will be made public and shared among all the stake holders
  • To keep in place an effective feed-back system
  • CIQA will be the nodal body to coordinate the inter functionality among all the departments
  • To provide interactive platforms among all players in ODL to exchange views, ideas and innovative practices
  • To ensure quality in the delivery tools form the preparation of Programme Project Report for each programme to evaluation of examination scripts
  • Maintaining accurate records of all the activities in ODL and generate reports of all kinds

Strategies

  • To identify potential students who are looking for to continue their education through distance learning mode.
  • To reach maximum potential students through effective marketing tools.
  • Identifying effective tools to make student understand the importance of LMS in distance education.
  • To simplify registration and enrolment process to make admission process hassle free for potential students.
  • To create system of financial assistance through easy EMI and hassle-free loans availability for economically weak students.
  • To create a round the clock system for assisting students via emails, chats and direct contact with concerned faculties.
  • To create a competitive yet manageable examination system to encourage innovative & creative thinking in students.
  • Impart quality education through easy platform to masses at affordable cost.
  • To impart skills to improve the employability quotient in country.

Activities

  • The CIQA at DYPU SODL would meet periodically to review the ongoing activities of the Distance Education
  • To monitor the preparation of Programme Project Report and ensure that the guidelines of the UGC are strictly adhered to
  • To oversee the preparation of Self Learning Material (SLM) and suggest effective corrective measures wherever required
  • To follow up the effectiveness of Personal Contact Programmes in terms of its reach, coverage and participation by the students
  • To engage constantly with the UGC and MHRD and understand the implications of their guidelines
  • To be in touch with the other institutions offering ODL and familiarize with the best practices followed elsewhere
  • To encourage research on distance education and encourage the Faculty of DYPU SODL to go for publications and participate in seminars and conferences
  • To prepare reports on the progress of ODL periodically and maintain key data on ODL activities in DYPU SODL
  • To ensure that the learning is maximised through learnercentric approaches

Members

  • Dr. Vandana Mishra
  • Ms. Bhakti Naik
  • Mr. Naeem Pathan
  • Mr. Arnab Mondal
  • Mr Collin John
  • Mr. Sajish Deshmukh
  • Ms. Shailaja Poojary
  • Mr. Sujith Gopinath
  • Mr. Kishor Thapar
  • Mr. Amit Chawla
  • Ms. Suprabha Raorane
  • Mr. Manoj Diwedi
  • Mr. Guha
  • Mr. Anuj Mishra
  • Mr. Arpit Verma

Declaration