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STATE LEVEL QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATION COMMITTEE AND QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL

      Maintenance and enhancement of quality in the institutions of higher education has been in the focus all over the country in recent years.  The Government of Andhra Pradesh has been taking several initiatives in this regard in the last few years.   Responding to the suggestion made by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the Government of Andhra Pradesh established a ‘STATE LEVEL QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATION COMMITTEE’ (SLQACC) at the State level with Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education as its Chairperson and Principal Secretary to Govt. Department of Higher Education as its Vice Chairperson.  The SLQACC has eight members drawn from various sectors related to higher education. The Director/Commissioner of Collegiate Education is its Member-Convener. The following table shows the composition of the SLQACC.

Sno

Structure

Members nominated by the Government

1

Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education

Chairperson

2

Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department

Vice-Chairperson

3

Two members from representatives of other Planning and Coordinating bodies of Higher Education at the State level

1.      Chairman, A.P. State StateCouncil of Higher Educaton2.      Chairman, State Board of Technical Educaion, AP, Hyderabad Hyderabad

4

Two Members from Vice Chancellors (proposed by rotation for a period for a period of two years)

1.Vice Chancellor, Osmania University University
2.Vice Chancellor, nagarjuna University

5

Two Principals To be nominated

6

Two members representing stakeholders in higher education, i.e., NGOs, Corporate Sector, Private Management and others

1. Dr.B.Parthasaradhi Reddy, chairman, Heterodrugs, Hyderabad Hyderabad
2. Prof. K. Ramamurthy Naidu, Member Secretary (Retd.) APCOST, Hyderabad Hyderabad

7

Commissioner  of Collegiate Education

Member - Convenor

               The functions of the SLQACC are to review the progress towards quality assurance in institutions of Higher Education in the State and through NAAC assessment and other appropriate measures and to guide the functioning of the Quality Assurance Cell.

                      QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (QAC)

          The Government of Andhra Pradesh established Quality Assurance Cell (QAC) the functional unit of the SLQACC in the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, AP, Hyderabad with the Director/Commissioner of Collegiate Education as its Chairperson.  The Director/Commissioner was authorised to nominate the other members of the QAC.  Somesh kumar, IAS, Commissioner of Collegiate Education, the Chairman of the QAC nominated the members for the QAC. The composition of the QAC is as given in the table below.

SNo

Position

Name / designation

                     

1

Chairman

K. Sunitha, IAS

Chairman

2

Member

Dr R.David Kumar Swamy  AGO

Member

3

Coordinator

Sri V.jagadiswar, Member, Academic Cell

Coordinator

Main Functions of the QAC

  1.   To plan and organize all activities and programmes that help expediting the NAAC accreditation    of institutions of higher education in the State.
  2. To plan and organize post accreditation activities in the institutions.
  3. To plan and organize any other initiatives that are aimed at enhancing quality in the institutions.
  4. To plan and organize activities/programmes in association with and at the request of NAAC/ QACs of the other states.
  5. To carry out the directions given by the SLQACC from time to time.
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