The University Grants Commission (UGC), established in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, has the unique distinction of being the only grant giving agency in the country which has been vested with primarily two responsibilities: (1) providing funds and (2) coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education. To monitor standards of the higher educational institutions, the UGC has established the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an autonomous body, in September 1994. NAAC has been instilling a momentum of quality consciousness amongst Higher Educational Institutions, aiming for continuous improvement. However, lasting improvements in standards cannot come about only by accreditation from outside, once in five years. An internal mechanism for sustenance, assurance and enhancement of the quality of education imparted by them, therefore, became essential.
Maintaining the momentum of quality consciousness is crucial in Colleges. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), in fact, is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level. Every College should have an internal quality assurance system, with appropriate structure and processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders. The IQAC is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the colleges. The IQAC may channelize and systematize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It would be a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The IQAC should become a driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.
Keeping the above objectives and benefits in mind, the IQAC, KKDC was established in 2010. But, the functioning of the cell started in 2013 mainly to facilitate the purpose of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). Thereafter, since July 2015 the IQAC started functioning as per the guideline provided by NAAC. With this, the institution embarked into the elaborate process of accreditation.
The IQAC strives to develop pragmatic and attainable quality benchmark for both academic and administrative activities. The objective of the cell is to make quality enhancement and quality assurance an integral part of the functioning of the institution. The IQAC members regularly interact with the principal, faculties and staff and also in special meeting / workshop for drawing/ implementing the plans and programmes of quality assurance. This helps all stakeholders to get involved in the NAAC agenda of total quality assurance and enhancement.