“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit” - Aristotle

Higher education system is undergoing a paradigm shift to meet the international quality standards.  The onset of knowledge-based economy in this millennium has led educational institutions to provide education as per the needs of the future economy.  The skills and the level of knowledge required are very much different from the traditional academic skills.  Educational institutions are forced to respond to the changing expectations to provide human resource appropriate to the needs of changing socio-economic circumstances.  Therefore, Quality Education has become the primary goal of every higher educational institution. 

In this direction, establishing mechanism of internal quality assurance is important part of the quality exercise.  Crafting and executing quality initiatives at various levels of the institutional functioning is a great challenge.  To design and implement quality enhancement and sustenance model, one needs to do critical reflections and revisions.  The difficulty is about successful embedding of quality culture in the organization.  To implant quality culture the higher education institutions  (HEIs) should aim for continuous improvement and self-regulation for an effective outcome. To achieve success in embedding quality culture, it is necessary to create awareness among the key stakeholders viz., academicians and educational administrators, who are the driving force in any HEIs.

In lieu of this, IQAC was established at TOCS in 2011 as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure to channelize the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence.  IQAC at TOCS adopts multifaceted integrated approach involving all the stakeholders for all the quality measures to fulfill the dream of achieving excellence.  Hence,  the IQAC works in tandem with the management, faculty, students and support staff as a constant think tank cum problem solving unit, creating the space for quality to be nurtured and thus sustained.  The IQAC, a mentoring body ensures continuous and comprehensive evaluation of quality enhancement initiatives while distributing responsibility to each stakeholder to work toward quality sustenance.  IQAC at TOCS ensures quality literacy among all its stakeholders, prepares quality strategy for execution, conducts quality audit periodically, obtains 360°quality feedback from all the stakeholders, crafts quality policy, provides participative quality governance, recruits quality faculty, delivers quality academics and performs quality research thus developing the quality culture of the institution that leads to quality quotient enhancement and thereby quality sustenance.

The institution has established Internal Quality Assurance Cell IQAC in the year 2011. The IQAC has external members in the committee and the institute has appointed Coordinator for IQAC whose primary responsibility is to convene the meetings with various committees, obtain feedback and frame quality policies accordingly. The several policies framed to ensure quality assurance include:

  • Admission and Administrative policy
  • Teaching, Learning and Evaluation policy
  • Research, Development and Sustenance policy
  • Human Resource and Placement policy
  • Student Welfare policy
  • Up-gradation and procurement policy
  • Inclusive policy
  • Computer usage policy
  • Network policy
  • Consultancy policy.

The said policies have contributed in institutionalizing the quality assurance in the following ways.

  • Up-gradation of infrastructure based on students’ needs viz, providing adequate number of class rooms, laboratories, spacious library, canteen, sports facility
  • Transparency in purchase of resources
  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning
  • Effective recruitment process to ensure quality in teaching
  • Conducive ecosystem for research and sustenance
  • Transparent evaluation system
  • Active, attractive and successful placement service
  • Efficient and encouraging platform for student expression

In addition, the IQAC has defined objectives that are mentioned below to ensure quality sustenance


  • Evolve efficient, consistent and progressive strategy to achieve excellence in teaching- learning and administrative process
  • Facilitate quality culture through abstracting, designing and executing quality initiatives
  • Provide sustainable mechanisms for continuous self-evaluation and improvement to achieve quality benchmark
  • Ensure participative organizational functioning involving all stakeholders
  • Enable adequate support structure and services for effective dissemination of quality standards

Constitution of IQAC:

Dean Academics
  • Shall supervise all academic activities of the College
  • Reviewing academic calendar
  • Shall oversee lesson plan and time table
  • Feedback and analysis,
  • Academic Audit,
  • Conducting conferences,
  • Seminars/guest lectures,
  • Monitoring of co-curricular activities such as – PBL,Enrichment programs, Industry visits, journal clubs etc.
Dean Administration
  • Correspondence with University and related bodies in administrative matters
  • Disciplinary aspects  for smooth functioning of College
  • Anti-ragging aspects,
  • Course affiliation,  approvals, etc.
  • Managing campus management system
Dean Examination
  • Shall co-ordinate with examination superintendent and University coordinator for smooth conducting of exams
  • Respect grievances of students regarding results, mark cards etc with University
  • Conducting internal examination and university exams,
  • Empowered to prepare strategy for orientation for new faculties to train them about invigilation etc., preparation of examination schedule
Dean R&D
  • Shall monitor all R&D activities of the college
  • Scout for various notifications like, research proposals, conferences / seminars, workshops, Training program and communicate the same to all faculty.
  • Motivate faculty for paper 
  • Empowered to decide on equipment to be procured for research through grant or through requisition from the HoDs
Dean HR and Placement
  • Empowered to conduct pre-placement activities,
  • Select the service provider for grooming and training programs,
  • Empowered to conduct placement activities with companies that are relevant to the college,
  • Conduct alumni meet and other related activities,
  • Entry-exit interview.