SRINAGAR: The 3rd Advisory Committee Meeting of the Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), Kashmir University held under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad here on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued here, Prof Talat stressed upon the need of maintaining and improving the quality of university’s discourse and affirmed the varsity’s commitment to attain higher benchmarks of quality standards in coming days.
He hoped that in the upcoming NAAC accreditation cycle, the university will improve its score and benefit from various national schemes and programmes.
He suggested that besides participating in national ranking (NIRF) under the aegies of MHRD, university should participate in different international rankings too.
He urged all the stakeholders to do their best to improve the peer perception of the University.
Chief Co-ordinator DIQA, Dr Manzoor Shah highlighted various quality initiatives undertaken by the university that were deliberated upon in detail by the Advisory Committee members through a powerpoint presentation.
The quality mandate for universities prescribed by the UGC was discussed threadbare and a framework to implement it in a phased manner was decided.
The meeting was attended by former Vice Chancellor of KU and CUK, Prof Abdul Wahid Qureshi, Khazir Mohammad Wani, former Commissioner Secretary Higher Education J&K, Prof CL Vishan, President B Ed Colleges Association, Prof Mohammad Afzal Qadri, former Dean Faculty of Law.
Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Musadiq Amin Sahaf, Dean Research Prof Zaffar A Reishi , Registrar and Dean College Development Council Prof Neelofar Khan, Controller of Examinations Dr M Y Bhat, Directors and Heads of various Centres/Departments, who are members of the committee, also attended the meeting.
The members advised university to make Departmental Internal Quality Units more vibrant. It was decided to have these meeting held more frequently so that a continuous monitoring of quality parameters is ensured.