To ensure quality of Programs being offered in Open & Distance Learning and Online mode, NMIMS University has established Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA) to conduct institutional compliances & quality audits and to promote best-in-class quality measures.

Objective of CIQA

The objective of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance is to develop and put in place a comprehensive and dynamic internal quality assurance system to ensure that Programs in the Open and Distance Learning mode and Online mode being implemented by the University are of acceptable quality and further improved on continuous basis.

Functions of CIQA

  • To maintain quality in the services provided to the learners.
  • To undertake self-evaluative and reflective exercises for continual quality improvement in various systems and processes of the University.
  • To contribute in the identification of the key areas in which the University should maintain quality.
  • To devise mechanism to ensure that the quality of Open and Distance Learning Programs and Online Programs matches with the quality of relevant Programs in conventional mode.
  • To devise mechanisms for interaction with and obtaining feedback from all stakeholders.
  • To suggest measures to the authorities of the University for qualitative improvement.
  • To facilitate the implementation of its recommendations through periodic reviews.
  • To organise workshops/ seminars/ symposium on quality related themes, ensure participation of all stakeholders, and disseminate the reports of such activities among all the stakeholders.
  • To develop and collate best practices in all areas leading to quality enhancement in services to the learners and disseminate the same to all concerned.
  • To collect, collate and disseminate accurate, complete and reliable statistics about the quality of the Program(s).
  • To ensure that Program Project Report for each Program is according to the norms and guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission and wherever necessary by the appropriate regulatory authority having control over the Program
  • To put in place a mechanism to ensure the proper implementation of Program Project Reports.
  • To maintain a record of Annual Plans and Annual Reports of the University, review them periodically and generate actionable reports.
  • To provide inputs to the University for restructuring of Programs in order to make them relevant to the job market.
  • To facilitate system based research on ways of creating learner centric environment and to bring about qualitative change in the entire system.
  • To act as a nodal coordinating unit for seeking assessment and accreditation from a designated body for accreditation such as NAAC etc.
  • To adopt measures to ensure internalisation and institutionalisation of quality enhancement practices through periodic accreditation and audit.
  • To coordinate between the University and the University Grants Commission for various quality related initiatives or guidelines.
  • To obtain information from other Higher Educational Institutions on various quality benchmarks or parameters and best practices.
  • To record activities undertaken on quality assurance in the form of an annual report of Centre for Internal Quality Assurance.
  • To submit required Reports to the Statutory Authorities of the University about its activities.

CIQA Committee

Member Name CIQA Designation Designation
Dr. Ramesh Bhat Chairperson Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS University
Dr. Chandan Gupta Member Professor, NMIMS
Dr. Tohid T. Kanchwala Member Professor, NMIMS
Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni Member Associate Dean, SPPSPTM, NMIMS Uuniversity
Dr. Priya Mary Mathew Member Director – NMIMS CDOE
Dr. Deepak Gupta Member Assistant Professor, NMIMS
Dr. Pradeep Pai Member Deputy Director, NMIMS CDOE
Dr. Arun Mohan Sherry External Member Director – IIIT Lucknow
Prof. Madhulika Kaushik External Member Vice Chancellor – Usha Martin University Ranchi
Dr. Meena Chintamaneni Member Pro Vice Chancellor, NMIMS University
Ms. Karuna Bhaya Member Finance Controller, SVKM’s NMIMS University
Dr. Brinda Sampat Director – CIQA Member Secretary Director

Minutes of the Meeting

CIQA – Minutes of the Meeting
Appointment and Composition
MoM CIQA 08 Sep 23
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