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His Excellency

Lt Gen(Rt) Gurmit Singh

Hon. Governor, Uttarakhand

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Prof. Diwan Singh Rawat

Hon. Vice Chancellor

Kumaun University, Nainital

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Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC is a part of the Kumaun University system and work towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime Objective of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalystic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the Institution.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is an institutional body formed under the XII Plan Guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is an institutional mechanism to build and ensure quality culture on internal level. The work of the IQAC is the first step towards internalization and institutionalization of quality enhancement initiatives. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation in all the constituents of the institution.


IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for:

  • Ensuring Timely, Efficient and progressive performance of Academic, Administrative and Financial Task.

  • The relevance and quality of Academic and research programs.

  • Equitable access to and affordability of Academic Programs for various section of society.

  • Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning.

  • The credibility of evaluation procedures.

  • Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and functioning of the support structure and services

  • Research sharing and networking with other institutions in India and abroad.


Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are:

  • Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the various academic and administrative activities of the institution

  • Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of higher education 

  • Organization of 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 quality-related activities 

  • Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) to be submitted to NAAC based on the quality parameters

  • To develop Kumaun University as a leading institution of academic excellence.

  • To produce competent and socially responsible citizens.

  • To contribute to the overall development of the society.

  • To develop and implement policies and procedures that promotes transparency, accountability, and good governance.

  • To develop and implement a quality assurance system that aligns with the best practices in higher education.

The IQAC of Kumaun University is committed to achieving its vision and mission through continuous evaluation, planning, and improvement.

  • To ensure continuous improvement in the quality of teaching, learning, and research.

  • To promote a culture of academic excellence and innovation.

  • To promote research and innovation through the creation of research-oriented infrastructure and environment.

  • To foster a conducive environment that promotes holistic development of students.

  • To strengthen the bond between the institution and society and work towards the betterment of the community.

  • To develop and implement programs and initiatives that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

  • To promote a sense of social responsibility among faculty, staff, and students and to encourage community engagement.

  • To ensure that the institution meets the requirements of all the stakeholders and to strive for their satisfaction.




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