Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Faculty of Business Studies

University of Vavuniya

Welcome to the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC - FBS) of the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Vavuniya . This cell is directed towards enhancing the quality of education at the Faculty level. Dr.K.Kalainathan is functioning as the Coordinator of IQAC – FBS.

The primary responsibility of IQAU & IQACs is to promote internalization of best practices among the individuals as well within all spheres of governance and management relating to academic administrative system of the university to promote continuous the quality enhancement.

Quality Principles

The UOV believes that the following principles should inform its approach to quality assurance:

I.Quality assurance should not detract from or become a substitute for quality,

II.Quality assurance operates at the University and Faculty and departmental as well as unit/ center levels, with the responsibilities that this entails (including resolving short-term breakdowns and gathering and using regular feedback on academic development and planning, study programmes), within a broader context where the senate, Academic Boards: Faculty Boards and Management Committees, have collective responsibility for the standard of the UOJ’s academic awards,

III.Quality assurance should be a preliminary to quality enhancement and a greater proportion of energy and resource should be devoted to the latter,

IV.Good quality internal evidence, including student opinion, external examiner reports and student performance data, should be used to support quality assurance and enhancement processes,

V.The findings from quality assurance should be made in such a way as to share different practices and innovations across departments and to show students that quality is taken seriously,

VI.Departmental teaching, learning and assessment practices should be subject to review, for example through use if teaching observation, as a means both of assuring quality, of aiding staff development and of sharing different practice,

VII.The UOV must be in a position to demonstrate its standards to its students and their stakeholder.

Terms of References of the Coordinating Committee of IQAC

I.Guide the IQAC in adoption of relevant by- laws prescribed by the University for governance and management of the IQAC,

II.In liaison with the Curriculum Development Committee, promote adoption of guidelines and benchmarks prescribed/ adopted by the university in academic development and planning in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the UGC and Ministry of Higher Education such as Sri Lanka Qualification Framework Manual for level and qualification descriptors, Course Unit System, Unified GPA System, Outcome- based Education and Student – Centered Learning (OBE- SCL) approach into Curricula development of study programmes and courses, blended teaching and learning, and formative and summative assessments, etc.,

III. Guide the IQAC in promoting internalizing quality principles and dimensions prescribed by the UGC – QAAC within the Faculty – with respect the study programme management, curricular design and development, course design and development, teaching and learning, student support and services, assessments, and other allied functions and services,

IV.Guide the IQAC to design and implement regular internal quality reviews,

V.Review the EQA Review (both Institutional and Study Programme Review) & IQA Review reports and adopt action plans based on recommendations coming from such reports.