Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

About IQAC

Higher education institutions should practise quality assurance to foster a culture of appreciating and promoting excellence. Therefore, quality assurance, in academic and administrative management is presently a fundamental aspect of any academic organization. In line with this, Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) is on its path to develop a formal and efficient way of acquiescence, timely appraisal, monitoring and rating of its current programs to maintain the quality in sustainable manner. The activities related to quality assurance in BAU, Sabour include collection and analysis of academic and administrative data, which can further build faith of stakeholders and generate confidence in the performance of this institution.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has proposed a set of indicators to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as central theme to strengthen the mentioned goals in a continuous manner. Similarly, the IQAC established in BAU, Sabour plays a crucial and significant role in maintaining quality standards in teaching, learning, research, extension, training and evaluation. IQAC, BAU, Sabour is working towards the realisation of goals of quality enhancement and sustenance.

Task :

The prime task of the IQAC, BAU, Sabour is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institutions. This cell channelizes all efforts and measures of the institution towards promoting holistic academic excellence. Internal Quality Assurance Cell, BAU, Sabour is endeavoured to create a mechanism to build and ensure a quality culture in the University. Every constituent college of BAU, Sabour, should pass through the standards set by IQAC, with appropriate structure and processes, and with enough flexibility to meet the diverse needs of the stakeholders. The IQAC, BAU, Sabour is meant for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the constituent colleges. The IQAC, BAU, Sabour thus channelizes and schematises the efforts and measures of the University towards academic excellence. This cell is a facilitative and participative organ of the University to drive it forward while maintaining and enhancing the quality.

IQAC Team Members :

To Promote measures for institutional for functioning towards quality enhancement and to improve the academic and administrative performance of the University an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has been constituted with following composition.

1. Dr. D. R. Singh, Vice Chancellor, BAU, Sabour Chairman
2. Director of Extension Education, BAU, Sabour Member
3. Director Seed and Farms, BAU, Sabour Member
4. Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Assoc. Prof. (Agronomy) Member
5. Dr. Shashikant, Asstt. Prof. (Biochemistry and Crop Physiology) Member
6. Dr. Rajiv Rakshit, Assistant Nodal Officer, ICAR, BAU, Sabour Member
7. Dr. Chanda Kushwaha, Asstt. Prof. (Plant Pathology) Member
8. Dr. T N Goswami, Asstt. Prof. (Entomology) Member
9. Dr. Hidayat Ullah Mir, Asstt. Prof. (Horticulture-Fruit and Fruit Technology) Member
10. Dr. Md. Ansar, Asstt. Prof. (Plant Pathology) Member
11. Dr. Mizanul Haque, Registrar, BAU, Sabour Member
12. Associate Dean cum Principals of all constituent colleges, BAU, Sabour Member
13. Ms. Anita Bharti, HNSMRP, Jeevika, Sabour Member
14. Mr. Bhanu Bhawesh, Research Scholar, Department of Agronomy, BAU, Sabour Member
15. Mr. Santosh Kumar Sinha, Alumnus, BAU, Sabour Member
16. Dr. C. K. Panda, Officer I/c Placement Cell, BAU, Sabour Member
17. Mr. Sunil Kumar, MD, M/s Kshitiz Agrotech Pvt. Ltd., Patna. Member
18. Mr. Sarvesh Kumar, Progressive farmer, Sonvarsha, Bhagalpur Member
19. Dr. Anshuman Kohli, University Professor cum-chief scientist (SSAC) Director

Objectives :

  1. To foster internalisation of the quality culture permeating all aspect of BAU, Sabour and to build and advance a higher level of clarity and focus in University’s functioning towards the development, maintenance, and enhancement of quality.
  2. Creating and putting into practice a quality improvement strategy to consistently improve academic, research, extension, and administrative performance of BAU, Sabour.
  3. To make it easier for the University’s varied activities to be integrated and to institutionalise best practises.
  4. To provide a solid foundation for decision-making that incorporates all aspects of service quality in order to improve University’s performance.
  5. To serve as University’s change agent to promote better policy implementation and quality assurance for its stakeholders.

The functions of IQAC :

  1. Creating and facilitating the usage of quality standards/benchmarks for different academic and administrative initiatives of Bihar Agricultural University.
  2. Facilitating the development of a learner-centred environment that is supportive of high-quality education and the development of faculty to embrace the necessary knowledge and technology for interactive teaching and learning processes.
  3. Creating arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other stakeholders of BAU, Sabour on quality-related processes.
  4. Dissemination of information on various quality parameters of higher education.
  5. Organization of institutional workshops and seminars on related themes and promotion of quality circles.
  6. Documentation of the various programmes/activities of Bihar Agricultural University, leading to quality improvement.
  7. Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report of Bihar Agricultural University based on the quality parameters / assessment criteria developed by the relevant quality assurance body in the prescribed format.
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