IQAC stands for Internal Quality Assurance Cell, IQAC is conceived as a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture at the institutional level.
Quality culture in Higher Education Institute revolves round its academic development/revision, governance, leadership and synergistic relationship with the stakeholder viz. students, teachers, management, parents, public, government etc. In pursuance of the National Action Plan of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education, the NAAC proposes that every accredited institution should establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as a post-accreditation quality sustenance measure. Also, University Grants Commission (UGC), India in the XI Plan made a policy decision to direct all Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell and issued Guidelines for the establishment and effective monitoring of the IQAC. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will become a part of an institution's system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. Its success depends upon the sense of belongingness and participation it can inculcate in all the constituents of the institution.
IQAC is established to usher and develop a holistic system & culture for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of the University. It will act as a facilitative and participative voluntary system/unit/organ of the institution.