The Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) was established in September 2009, soon after cycle one National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru, Peer Team visit. The NAAC Cell of SRU played a key role in obtaining Grade A with a CGPA of 3.52 on a 4 point scale in the first accreditation cycle for the year 2009-2014. The establishment of the IQAC was a giant leap towards quality sustenance in Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University). The aim was to develop a system of conscious, consistent and continuous quality improvement.
Towards this, the IQAC conducted several workshops and seminars to disseminate the message of total quality in every sphere of activity. The subsequent reaccreditation for cycle 2 of NAAC in August 2014 gave us Grade A with an improved CGPA of 3.62 on a 4 point scale for the five year period of 2014-2018.
The overall quality initiative of the University is facilitated by the IQAC, which is headed by the Vice-Chancellor along with three external members and 20 internal members including 2 coordinators. The IQAC meets periodically to assess and monitor quality issues and initiate measures for quality sustenance. The IQAC also conducts National and State level seminars and workshops for faculty development and research promotion. The major strength of the IQAC is from academic experts and administrators of the University who give their valuable contributions to the innovative process that can facilitate in improving quality of the University as a whole.
The IQAC successfully conducts academic and administrative Audit Committee visits and also in publishing the Annual Quality Assurance Report every year. The members of the IQAC also attend National Level Conferences on quality initiative and present papers to share and update their information, which enables the interchange of knowledge.
The members of the IQAC have contributed as resource persons to help Health care Institutions to prepare for NAAC Peer Team visit.