IQAC stands for Internal Quality Assurance Cell. It is a quality assurance mechanism that operates within educational institutions, particularly in higher education. The primary objective of an IQAC is to develop and maintain quality standards in various aspects of the institution, including teaching, research, infrastructure, student support services, and overall institutional performance.
The IQAC is responsible for implementing and monitoring quality enhancement measures, conducting internal academic audits, facilitating the accreditation process, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. It functions as a nodal agency for coordinating quality-related activities and ensuring their effective implementation across different departments and units of the institution.