The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science College has been established in the college at the instance of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as a quality sustenance measuring cell.
To look after and ensure the initiatives taken up by the college for the development, excellence in the education and managerial setup by undertaking periodic check & assessment and attaining a new benchmarks.
- Acting as a agency of the institution for organizing quality associated performance, with the implementation and spreading of best practices.
- Expanding of excellence in academics for the institution with various quality based activities.
- To monitor the progress and application of quality standards / factors.
- Facilitating the formation of a learner-centric atmosphere favourable to excellence in education and faculty growth to take on the necessary information and skill for participatory teaching and learning process.
The Primary aim of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution.
- Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the Institution
- Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process
- Arrangement for feedback response from students, parents and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes
- Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education
- Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes and promotion of quality circles
- Documentation of the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement
- Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices
- Development of Quality Culture in the Institution
- Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC
|Members from Management
Correspondent & Secretary
||Dr. P.Suresh Babu, Department of Computer Science
||Dr. S.Selvi, Department of Biochemistry
|IQAC External Experts:
Former Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science,
Assistant Professor of English and IQAC Coordinator,
Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Erode
||Mr. R.Arul Kumaran, Administrative officer
Dr. C.Satheeshkumar, Dept of Tamil
Mrs. P.Maheswari, Dept of English
Ms. T.Geetha, Dept of Mathematics
Dr. P.A.Venkatachalapathy, Department of Business Administration
Dr. R.Selvi, Department of Commerce
Mr. A.Gandhimohan, Department of Commerce
Mr. D.Jayanth, Dept of Information Technology
Ms. S.Manju, Dept of Microbiology
Ms. S.P.Mythily, Dept of Costume Design and Fashion
Mr. R.Sankar, Co-ordinator, DDC
Mr.K.Muhammed Shakeerudheen, M.Sc Biochemistry
|Member from Local Society
||V.Sivasankar, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Computer Science
Partner & Head – Technical & Production
C.D Group of Companies, Erode
IQAC and Women’s Forum of our college organized a hands on training programme “Personality Development and Grooming“ for the girls students on 30th Sept 2019. Ms.K.A.Anjuman Bhanu , South Zonal Trainer, Rexona Confidence Academy, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., was the resource person. She gave interview tips such as how they should prepare for the interview ahead of time, maintain confidence and eye contact throughout the interview, what type of dress they have to wear for the interviews and what type of preparation they have to do for interview.
“National Seminar on Teaching Pedagogy and Psychology (NSPTT)” was organised by IQAC on 27/07/2019. Prof.Harishchand.Ch, Head of the Department, Department of English, CHMM College for Advanced Studies, Kerala and Dr.B.Selvaraj, Head of the Department, Department of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore were resource persons for the seminar. Seminar discussed about Teaching Pedagogy and Psychology.
In assoication with PG & Reserach Department of Computer Science ":Tree Plantation" was made in the College Campus for supporting Green Environemnt of BCAS.
“Faculty Enrichment Programme” was organized for Faculty Members of BCAS on 10th June 2019. Dr.M.Shanmuga Sundaram was Resource Person. He motivated and guided the faculty members for handling classes and students in positive manner.
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Best Practice 1:
1. Title of the practice: Organic farming and Vermicompost Unit
2. Objectives of the practice:
The intension aim of the practice is
- To conserve endangered medicinal plants and native vegetables
- To adhere / sustain waste management
- To develop the entrepreneurship skill among the scholars
- To bring an awareness among farmers regarding organic farming
- To train the academicians and public about vermicompost and vermiculture
The institution has a total of 16 acres of land. Apart from the buildings there is enough space available for tree plantation and cultivation. Increasing the consciousness about conversation of environment, health hazards caused by agrochemicals and to create an awakening about many useful species which are on the verge of extension, the institution decided to sustain the endangered medicinal plants and native vegetables by practicing organic farming using vermicompost as manure. As most of our students hail from agrarian families they exhibited a readiness to take part in the practice and gaining awareness on organic farming.
The college is provided with a vast open space suitable for harvesting and cultivation. The organic farming is one of the unique initiatives of the college where the available land is used for the cultivation of medicinal plants, native vegetables and mushroom. The organic waste collected from the garden such as grass clippings, dried leaves, spent mushroom substrate, vegetable waste from the campus (including mess and canteen) are decomposed in the vermicompost unit in the campus. The manure obtained is utilized for our farming purpose. The products obtained by this practice are available for the sale in the campus as well as the public. The college is sharing its continuous exposure to the farmers towards organic farming and its importance in agriculture practice.
5. Evidence of Success:
- Medicinal plants cultivated in the garden are utilized by the faculties as a traditional medicine.
- Yield of vegetables is appreciable by the use of organic manure.
- Many college and school students visited vermicompost unit and gained knowledge about the same.
- After visiting our campus, vermicompost units have been established in three neighbouring institutions in our district under our guidance.
- Worms maintained in our unit is regularly supplied to the karandi and Perundurai Panchayat for their use.
- A number of farmers have benefitted by the awareness program on organic farming and have implemented it in their farms.
6. Problems Encountered & Resource Required:
Worms and plants maintenance is crucial due to water shortage during summer.
Best Practice 2:
Title: Renewable Energy production and conservation
The main objective of the practice is
- To conserve non renewable energy source by using renewable energy (solar energy)
- To meet the power requirement of the campus through solar power
Energy conservation is the effort made to reduce the consumption of energy by using of an energy service to the minimal level. Energy conservation measures in buildings reduces the need for energy service from non renewable source and can result in increased environmental quality, national security and personal financial security. In this context institution has initiated the use of solar energy (renewable resource) in the campus.
The college has taken a lead in deploying rooftop solar powered system for electricity generation, thereby reducing the dependence on conventional power supply. There are 64 solar panels installed in our campus with a total capacity of 20KV. Nearly 30 - 40 units per day are generated from solar power. The power requirement of the college is about 7000units per month of which about 20% of the energy is being met from the solar generated power. 16 solar street lamps have also been installed and maintained in the campus separately.
Evidence of Success:
Solar panels connected to the power supply grid generate 20KV of solar electricity. This meets about nearly one fourth of the total power requirements of the campus. The solar street lamps are also successfully illuminated. Thus renewable energy source is used to minimize the non renewable energy.
Problems encountered and Resource required:
- Cleaning of solar panels is a risky task since it may lead to damage of thee solar panels which are costly to repair.
- Maintenance of battery is also a risky affair.
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