Orientation programme for nodal officers held at IUST

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Awantipora: The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) on Tuesday organized its first orientation programme for the nodal officers of Internal Quality Assurance Cell after the constitution of DIQA.
According to a statement issued here, the workshop was aimed to orient the nodal officers regarding the role and responsibilities of the Internal Quality Assurance system in the varsity.
During the workshop, Kashmir University’s DIQA Chief Coordinator and his associate interacted with its counterparts at IUST.
IUST Vice chancellor, Prof Mushtaq Siddiqi said the quality assurance is a mind-set rather than a procedure. He said that everyday should be a part of the improvement process. “Our every today should be better than every tomorrow. Our university is aiming to excel in quality education, research and extension and I am proud to be leader of the team like the one at IUST,” he said.
Registrar, Prof Farooq Mir said that a strong workforce is essential to improve the quality of services by any institution. He expressed his confidence in the team of nodal officers and DIQA at the campus. “DIQA has a mandate to present the university at different forums and its role is crucial in achievements of an institute,” he said.
Chief Coordinator DIQA at Kashmir University, Dr Manzoor Shah highlighted the role of DIQA in a university in the development and application of quality benchmarks. “DIQA should facilitate the creation of a learner-centric environment and encourage feedback from students, parents and other stakeholders,” he said.
He said the DIQA is the nodal agency of the institution not only for coordinating quality-related activities, but also for adoption and dissemination of best practices.