Uttaranchal University (UU) has established the Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) for programs under Online mode under “Uttaranchal College of Online & Distance Education (UCODE)” to impart the quality education to the learners. As per the UGC (ODL & Online Programs) Regulations, 2020, the Centre for Internal Quality Assurance was established in 2022. The main aim of the CIQA is to maintain & check the quality in the courses offered through online mode by UCODE. 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.
To realize an ecosystem where, quality is strived for in all processes of Programs offered under online mode.
The UCODE is dedicated to deliver quality education for all round development of the students to meet the changing requirements of industry, business and society. There would be a periodic review of all the processes followed for the smooth conduct of online programs to ensure that the quality parameters are within the range as defined by the university.
The functions of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance would, inter alia, include the following, namely:
|Category||Name and Designation||Position|
|Vice Chancellor||Prof. (Dr.) Dharam Buddhi, Vice Chancellor||Chairperson|
|Three senior teachers of Higher Education Institution.||Prof. (Dr.) Satbir Singh Sehgal, Vice President, Uttaranchal University||Member|
|Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna, Pro- Vice Chancellor and
Dean, Law College Dehradun (LCD)
|Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh, Dean, School of Applied & Life Sciences (SALS) &
Dean, Research & Studies
|Head of three Departments or School of Studies offering recognized programs in Open and Distance Learning and Online mode.||Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Suri, Dean, Uttaranchal Institute of Management (UIM)||Member|
|Prof. (Dr.) Sonal Sharma, Dean, Uttaranchal School of Computing Sciences (USCS)||Member|
|Prof. (Dr.) Shravan Kumar, Dean School of Liberal Arts (SLA)||Member|
|Two external experts of Open and Distance Learning and/or Online education.||Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Director, Chandigarh University Institute of Open & Distance Learning||Member|
|Prof. (Dr.) Data Ram Purohit, Former Head, Department of English, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal||Member|
|Officials from the Administration and Finance Departments of the Higher Educational Institution||Mr. Akram Ansari, Finance Officer, Uttaranchal University||Member|
|Director- Centre for Internal Quality Assurance.||Dr. Kartikey, Director, Uttaranchal Coliege of Online & Distance Education (UCODE)||Member Secretary|
The guidelines on quality monitoring mechanism will be adopted by the Centre for Internal Quality Assurance for conducting institutional quality audits, to promote quality assurance and enhance as well as spread best-in-class practices of quality assurance.
This area of concern relates to the development and approval mechanism for the program (s) to be launched covering the following key aspects, namely:
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